Contact Lens Exams

Scleral and Hybrid Contacts

Contact Lens Exam

Selecting a contact lens practitioner is the most important aspect of your decision to wear contact lenses. Contact lenses are medical devices that are placed directed onto your cornea and must be properly fit and evaluated. In the fast-changing world of contact lens technology, it is important that your optometrist keep current with the best materials and choices for the healthiest match between your eye and your contacts. All of our doctors at Visual Edge are well-trained and keep up-to-date on contact lenses advancements.

There are numerous measurements and considerations that are required when wearing contact lenses that are not part of your annual comprehensive eye exam. Considerations such as your general health, allergies, lens material, corneal health, eyelid health, lacrimal health, corneal topography, spectacle prescription, and visual needs must be taken into account. For these reasons, a contact lens exam is separate from your routine eye exam and a contact lens prescription expires after one year. Each lens must fit properly in order to be safe for your ocular surface, which is a unique and specific environment that changes over time. A contact lens prescription is separate from your glasses prescription and is required for each type of contact lens you might use. Please inform our scheduling staff if you would like to include a contact lens exam in addition to your routine eye exam appointment.

Contact lens

Are you a good candidate for contact lenses? Contacts can help with:

  • Near-sightedness
  • Far-sightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia (requires both near and far distance correction)
  • Changing your eye color
  • Sports
  • Occasional social use
  • Certain corneal conditions such as keratoconus

Follow-ups and Training for Contact Lens Care

During the contact lens evaluation period and depending on your specific case, our doctors may request to check your status through a series of follow-up visits. All of your contact lens follow-up visits for the first 3 months are included in the initial contact lens exam fee, whether you need to be seen once or twenty times regarding your contacts.

We are dedicated to optimizing your vision and minimizing your ocular health risks. If you are new to contact lens wear or if you need a refresher in contact lens techniques, we also offer one-on-one tutorials so you can comfortably and safely insert, remove, and care for your contact lenses.

We also have a dedicated contact lens insertion and training area that allows our doctors and staff to properly train you in lens insertion and car.

Scleral and Hybrid Contacts

In some instances, special visual needs (such as presbyopia or keratoconus) demand specialty contact lenses. Our doctors are proficient in specialty contact lens fittings for complicated eyes and receive referrals from outside offices for their expertise & experience. Below is a sampling of the custom lens services that are available.

Please note that contact lens exams are separate from routine eye exams. This is especially true for specialty fits as each lens is customized to your eye. Your contact lens fitting fee will include all necessary contact lens follow-ups within the first 3 months to finalize and perfect your prescription.

Scleral contact lens compared to a RGP lens

  • Keratoconus: custom specialty RGP (rigid gas permeable) contact fitting, piggyback, scleral lenses, and ClearKone® and UltraHealth™hybrid lenses, and Kerasoft lenses.
  • Scleral Lenses for patients with keratoconus, irregular astigmatism post LASIK, Sjogren’s Syndrome, clinically significant dry eye and post-surgical fitting: We offer a few brands such as the Jupiter and Europa lenses that provide clear, comfortable vision for hard-to-fit corneas.
  • Bifocal & Multifocal Contact Lens fitting: both soft contacts and gas permeable contacts, astigmatic multifocals and Multifocal hybrid lenses
  • Astigmatism Contact Lens fitting: both soft and rigid gas permeable contacts, Remove Duette HD hybrid lenses
  • We also offer Kerasoft IC soft lenses for irregular corneas and Keratoconus

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