Contact Lens Fitting and Exam
Before a patient can be fitted with contact lenses, a comprehensive exam is necessary. This exam is critical to ensure your eyes are healthy enough for contact lens wear and to rule out the possibility of any unsuspected, underlying conditions that may prevent contact lens use. Since a contact lens actually lays on your eye, it is important to conduct further tests as well as examine the fit of the contact lenses. Knowing about your lifestyle will allow us to make a better recommendation for the best type of contact lenses for you.
Most health insurance plans cover the medical part of your exam but do not cover the contact lens services. Your contact consult involves extra testing by our doctors to evaluate your contact lenses and eye health. The tests are necessary even if you wear contacts part-time or only to change your eye color. Evaluation during a contact lens consult may include: keratometry, detailed slit lamp exam, refraction over contacts, corneal topography, visual acuity with contacts and assessment of lens fit.
If you are interested in wearing contact lenses, please let us know when you schedule your appointment so we may allow more time during your visit.
Types of Contacts
- Daily Disposables
- Weekly Disposables
- Monthly Disposables
- Toric Lenses for Astigmatism
- Bifocal & Multifocal Lenses
- Fashion Contact Lenses
- Color Lenses including Phantom lenses
- Paragon CRT – Corneal Refractive Therapy