Advancements in contact lens technology offer the potential of successful contact lens wear to most of our patients. A contact lens is a medical device in contact with the tissues of your eye; therefore, it must fit appropriately to maintain the health of your eyes. A contact lens prescription can only be determined by the careful observation of the lens on the eye and the eye’s response to the lens on follow-up visits. Since follow-up care is essential, it is your responsibility to keep all appointments and follow all lens care instructions.
Before a person can be fit with contact lenses, a complete medical and refractive eye examination is necessary. This exam is critical to assure the good health of your eyes and to rule out the possibility of any unsuspected, underlying condition that may prevent contact lens use.
The goal of contact lens fitting is to find the most appropriate contact lens for each patient’s optimal vision and comfort. An enormous variety of types, materials, sizes and colors are offered. We are committed to taking the time and effort to fit your contact lenses properly. Although many people will need only one fitting session, sometimes this process requires several appointments. Everyone being fit into contacts must go through the fitting process. We will not finalize the contact lens prescription until both the individual being fit for contacts lenses and the doctor are satisfied with the fit and visual acuity of the contact lens. We will provide one set of trial lenses. Dispensing of trial contact lenses may only be at the time of the original examination and scheduled follow-up visits when a change is required. A contact lens trial will not be dispensed at other times. Any patient who is changing lens brands must have a new fitting, and there may be an additional fitting charge. Please order your supply of contacts at least one week prior to running out of your contact lenses.
By law, a contact lens prescription is valid for only one year. All patients are required to come in for an annual contact lens exam. This is necessary to assure that the patient’s eyes are healthy and the contact lenses are still fitting well. Contact lens prescriptions cannot be renewed without an annual exam. Contact lens exams have a separate charge that is NOT included in your medical exam.
The patient will be provided with personalized instruction concerning the safe care and usage of contact lenses. If additional time is needed, it will be necessary to schedule a second 30-minute training session at a different time. Upon completion of successful insertion and removal, the patient may begin wearing the contact lenses and we will schedule the first follow-up appointment within two weeks.
Insertion and removal of contact lenses is simple. The link below offers a video with helpful instructions.
Follow-up appointments are necessary to assure:
There is no charge for follow-up visits during the first 60 days or first three follow-up visits, whichever comes first.
Each individual is very different, and many measurements are taken into account when determining if you will be a successful contact lens wearer. Most contact lens manufacturers have expanded their parameters to offer a variety of options that are suitable for most people with astigmatism and/or bifocals.
We keep a large supply of the following contact lenses in stock:
Don’t see your brand here? We can have most contact lens orders ready within 2-5 business days. Lenses can be shipped directly to you at school or at home during a break. It is recommended that you plan ahead and order your new supply of contacts prior to using your last pair.
If your contact lens brand is not listed, follow the wear schedule recommended by your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.
We will fill any valid prescription for glasses or contact lenses. Bring your prescription in or we can contact your doctor’s office and have them fax a copy to the Vision Clinic.
Contact lens prices vary by manufacture, materials and design. Call us with the brand you wear and we will be happy to give you a price. Our contact lens pricing is highly competitive.
We can get colored contacts with no prescription in them; however, it is a requirement to be examined by an eye doctor to be fitted in contacts (clear or colored). Contact lenses are medical devices regulated by the FDA. In order to purchase them you must have a valid written prescription from an eye doctor. Wearing a contact lens that has not been assessed on your eye can lead to serious complications and in some cases can lead to blindness. You should never wear contacts that have not been prescribed for you.
There will be no refund on custom lenses, opened boxes of lenses, or colored lenses. There will be NO refund of the exam, fitting, or annual contact lens examination fee.