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Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses. They offer an unobstructed view, are not effected by fogging, and allow you to wear your choice of non-prescription sunglasses.  So how do you know if contacts are right for you?  The first step is a comprehensive eye exam with a contact lens evaluation.

Contact Lens Evaluation

During a contact lens evaluation or fitting, your prescription and curvature of your eyes are measured. Dr. Garlich examines 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.  

Trial Lenses

If trial lenses are available in the office, you may be able to go home with lenses the same day.  However, depending on your prescription or the curvature needed, the trial lenses may need to be ordered and a follow up appointment will be scheduled.

Follow-up

To ensure that your new contacts are fitting properly and your eyes are able to tolerate wearing contacts, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled.  If all looks good at this visit, congratulations!  You are officially a contact lens wearer!

Annual Exams

Because silent problems can arise while wearing contact lenses, it is important to have your eyes checked every year to prevent them.

FAQ's

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about contact lenses.  If you have any other questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, we would love to hear from you.  Fill out our online appointment request or give us a call.

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Q: I was told I have astigmatism. Can I wear contact lenses?

Q: I wear reading/bifocal glasses - what are my contact lens options so that I don't have to wear glasses?

Q: Can a contact lens get lost behind my eye?

Q: What happens in a contact lens exam/fitting?

Q: I've never worn contacts before. Will someone teach me how to put them in?

Q: Are there contacts that can change my eye color?

Q: How old does my child have to be to wear contacts?

Q: I have keratoconus. Are there contacts that can help me?

Q: I have allergies/dry eye. Can I still wear contacts?

Q: How much does a contact lens evaluation cost?

Q: What contact lens brands do you carry?