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At The Visionary, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. After your routine eye examination, you may choose to be fit with contacts. This is a separate procedure apart from your routine eye examination and fitting fees apply.
Evaluation and Fitting
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, our doctor determines what type of lens will be best for you. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) influences what type of lens is chosen for you.
Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions.
We have in-office trial lenses but some need types/powers to be ordered. Dr. Ciak or our contact lens technician will see you immediately after inserting your trial lenses. At that time, we will determine if they are a good fit or if we need to re-fit you with another type or brand. We may ask you to return for another visit, or two, to get the fit and/or the prescription just right for you.
If you are a first time wearer, we will give you a contact lens class and go over all the things you need to know and do to be a successful contact lens wearer.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color.
What if They Don't Work?
If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable correction for you. If you take certain medications, you may not be a good contact lens candidate. We may think contacts will work for you, but your body may tell you they don't. The good new is you get to try them before deciding if they are right for you.