Enjoy the freedom of contact lenses, even if you never thought you could! Newer materials and advancements in contact lens technology offer the potential for successful contact lens wear to most of our patients.
Because contact lenses are a medical device, they require expert fitting and careful instruction, as well as conscientious care and follow-up examinations to maintain the healthy functioning of your eyes. Below is an overview of our contact lens procedure. We also offer Specialty Contact Lenses.
The Eye Exam
Before you can be fitted for contact lenses, a complete ocular health and refractive examination is necessary. This exam is critical to assuring the good health of your eyes and ruling out the possibility of any unsuspected, underlying condition which may prevent contact lens use. If contact lenses are an option, the complete eye exam will help us select the most appropriate lens material and design.
Contact Lens Fitting
The goal of contact lens fitting is to find the most appropriate contact lens for your optimal comfort and vision. An enormous variety of types, styles, materials, sizes and colors are offered. We are committed to taking the time and making the effort to fit you properly with the latest in contact lens technology. Although many patients need only one fitting session, some require several appointments. In our experience, the extra time, effort and patience are very worthwhile, both for your ultimate satisfaction and the health of your eyes.
Insertion and Removal Training Session
During the appointment, our contact lens specialist will provide personalized instruction in the safe care, insertion, and removal of your new lenses. Should further time be required, we will be happy to schedule an additional session (without charge). Upon completion of a successful insertion and removal session, you may begin wearing your lenses. We will schedule your first follow-up appointment usually within 7 to 10 days.
One or more follow-up appointments will be necessary to assure that your contact lenses continue to fit well and your eyes remain healthy.
Contact lens prescriptions expire after a 12-month period which necessitates an annual ocular health exam and contact lens fit assessment.
Our Special Warranty
With all of the new advanced materials being used to make contact lenses and our extensive experience fitting lenses, we have very few patients who are unable to wear contact lenses. If, however, either you or your doctor decide to stop the fitting of the contact lenses, a refund of the cost of the lenses may be given during the warranty period. No refund will be given after three months. There will be no refund of the fitting fee.
Free yourself from contact lenses or glasses!
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) allows you to enjoy great vision without corrective lenses during the day - without surgery!
Recent clinical research combined with the latest corneal surface mapping technology, computerized manufacturing and space age oxygen-breathing materials have brought new science to corneal reshaping. CRT is a non-surgical process developed to reshape the cornea while you sleep. The result is the temporary correction of myopia (short-sightedness) with or without moderate astigmatism.
Similar in appearance to standard contact lenses, CRT lenses gently reshape the corneal surface during sleep to provide clear, natural vision when the lenses are removed upon waking. Then during the day, you can participate in activities without the annoyance of glasses or contacts. And eye irritation and dryness, sometimes associated with contact lens wear, is also eliminated!
CRT is FDA approved for the correction of a wide range of myopia. Most patients have rapid improvement in the first few days of treatment and achieve their near-to-optimum vision in 10 to 14 days. Click here for more information on Paragon CRT's website.
To find out whether you're a candidate for CRT, contact our office to schedule an appointment.
A scleral lens, also known as a scleral contact lens and ocular surface prostheses is a large contact lens that rests on the sclera and creates a tear-filled vault over the cornea. Scleral lenses are designed to treat a variety of eye conditions, keratoconus, scleral contact lenses can be used for eyes that have undergone a cornea transplant, and for people with severe dry eyes caused by conditions such as Sjogren's syndrome, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome, many of which do not respond to other forms of treatment.
If you have any questions schedule an appointment today!