Contact Lens Evaluations

A contact lens evaluation involves assessing the cornea, tear film and eye lids to determine what type, base curve and design to use for each patient.  There are many types and designs of contacts and each patient has different needs.  The contact lens evaluation ensures that we are matching your individual needs with the contact lens option that will best meet those needs. 

Contact lens evaluation fees are separate from eyeglass examination fees.  Some insurances will cover the contact lens evaluation fee.  Be sure to check with your insurance company prior to your visit to determine if you have coverage for this fee.  The contact lens evaluation fee includes the initial evaluation and all follow-up visits used to help determine proper fitting and vision correction with the contact lenses for a period of 60 days after the initial visit.

 

Multifocal Contacts

There are now contact lenses to help patients who wear bifocal glasses.  Multifocal (Bifocal) contact lenses provide both distance and near focal points for the majority of your vision needs.  Patients with multifocal contacts may still need to occasionally use readers over the contacts for very detailed work or long periods of reading.

Both gas permeable and soft contact lenses have multifocal options.  If you are interested in this option please let us know.

 

Specialty Contact Lenses

We have many options for a hard to fit cornea.  We see many patients with keratoconus (a condition that affects the shape of the cornea), aphakic patients (a patient who has had their natural lens removed) and cornea transplant patients and have fit many types of lenses to get the best fit, comfort and vision for each patient.  If you would like more information about what option would be right for you, please contact our office and schedule an evaluation.