Are you interested in wearing contact lenses either full or part-time? Contact lens technology has exploded over the past few years and there are some very exciting new options for contact lens wear. Contact lenses can provide freedom from glasses to perform everyday activities at work, home, and recreation. Sports which require helmets such as baseball, hockey, football, skiing, motor sports and cycling are all especially helpful to utilize contact lenses for vision correction. Other sports and hobbies which benefit from contact lens use include: golf, volleyball, soccer, basketball, fishing, running and birding.
Our doctors will assess your prescription, eye health and goals regarding contact lens wear through a comprehensive fitting process to determine the best options for you. During the fitting, your doctor will place a trial contact lens with your initial prescription on and check your vision and how the lens performs on your eye. You will be provided insertion and removal training along with contact lens care instructions by a technician. You will have the opportunity to “test drive” the lenses for a 1-2 week period, then return for a follow up visit with the doctor. At that time, you can report on your satisfaction with comfort, vision, and overall function with the lenses. Once your doctor has determined the best lens for you, the prescription will be finalized so you may purchase a supply of lenses for the year. The cost of the contact lens fitting fee varies based on the complexity of your prescription, and the number of follow up visits necessary also varies with each patient. The cost of contact lenses also varies based on prescription and type of lens.
Daily disposable contact lenses are the preferred choice for doctors and patients. Single use contact lenses are the healthiest option for your eyes, as the risk for infection is the lowest compared to any other type of contact lens. Patient also report the highest satisfaction for comfort and convenience with daily disposable wear. With newer breathable silicon hydrogel daily disposables, your eye can stay hydrated all day long without the hassle of contact lens solutions and cleaning!