Our doctors are contact lens wearers. Soft, rigid, astigmatic, or bifocal. We can do it!
Our fitting process matches the best contact lens to the patient's visual needs. We offer a complete array of lens materials, replacement schedules and care systems for those patients wishing to experience the many benefits of wearing contact lenses.
A contact lens is considered a medical device per the Food and Drug Administration since it can produce negative effects if not worn or monitored correctly. Therefore, a contact lens fit is a process so that we can verify that everything is working properly and that you, as the patient, are satisfied. Contact lens fitting is above and beyond the typical eye exam for non-contact lens wearers and therefore requires an additional fee(s). Please keep in mind that new contact lens wearers can require additional visits because they must be trained on the proper way to insert and remove contact lenses as well as educated on how to care for the lenses and their eyes to allow for many years of safe and healthy wear.
Level 1: $75 Standard contact lens fit or refit established wearer
Every patient that wears contact lenses needs to have an annual exam to ensure that their contact lenses fit properly and are the correct power. The eyes and surrounding structures must be checked to ensure they are healthy enough to continue to wear contact lenses. This contact lens exam includes, but is not limited to, an over-refraction of the contact lenses while on the eye, measurement of the eye curve via keratometry or topography, and a microscopic evaluation of the eye which can include the use of vital stains.
Level 2: $95 Standard contact lens fit new wearer or intermediate refit established wearer
The fitting of contact lenses for the correction of astigmatism has opened up numerous options for patients who were once told that they could not wear contact lenses. Most of these challenges revolve around finding a fit and power combination that is stable on the patient's eye to ensures that the vision with the contact lens is clear and stable. Our doctors are committed to finding the best fitting contact lens for each individual patient. This process can sometimes require more than one visit.
Level 3: $135 Intermediate contact fit new wearer or Advanced contact lens refit established wearer.
The fitting of contact lenses for the correction of vision at distance, intermediate, and near presents a unique set of challenges. These challenges require time, patience, significant professional judgment and some trial and error of different contact lens options and combinations. These types of contact lenses provide an exciting opportunity for our doctors to work closely with our patients to individualize their vision correction. Fitting these specialty contact lenses is such an individualized process because various job requirements and activities of daily living are vastly different for each person. This process can sometimes require several visits.
Level 4: $175 Advanced contact lens new fit
These challenging eyes require time, patience, significant professional judgement as well as some trial and error of different contact lens options. While this provides an exciting opportunity for our doctors to work closely with our patients to highly customize their vision correction, it does require a significant amount of time. All of these unique fitting situations would likely include one to four trial lens options and multiple follow up visits. The decision making by the doctor is of the highest complexity.
Wave Contact Lens Fitting: $400 (established wearer) - $600 (new wearer)
Wave contact lenses are customized contacts that are designed with the help of a topographical imaging device. These lenses are the ultimate in personalized vision and the fees include a pair of contacts and warranty on lenses used in the fitting process.
Ortho K Fitting: $1000 - $1500 (new)
This contact lens option that you sleep in, but do not wear during the day, is custom designed and custom made per patient. These contact lenses are ideal for younger patients and MIGHT slow the development of nearsightedness. The cost of the contact lenses, as well as intensive follow-up throughout the first year are included in the fitting fees. Please refer to our Ortho K brochure or talk to your doctor for more details.
The above fees include all related contact lens visits for a three-month period after the initial exam. Exceptions to this occur when: 1) the patient chooses Ortho K lenses, 2) when the ACTIVE fitting of the lens takes longer, in which case there would be no additional fees, and 3) the patient experiences red eyes or eye infections not related to the initial fit of the contact lens, in which MEDICAL management fees may apply.
In limited circumstances, fees are subject to adjustment by the doctor on a case-by-case basis.