Contact lenses can be a great alternative to glasses for many patients. Many people wear contact lenses every day, while others might wear contact lenses only for certain activities or occasions. Whether you are considering contact lenses for the first time or whether you are already wearing contact lenses, be sure to tell us when scheduling your appointment, so that your doctor can allow sufficient time to discuss contact lenses with you.
Contact lenses are an FDA-regulated prescription medical device. Contact lenses can provide freedom from glasses, but because they are in contact with the eye, contact lenses also have the potential to alter the ocular surface and cause harm, if not fit and worn properly. Our doctors love fitting our patients into contact lenses, but it is always done with the greatest care for the health of the eyes.
New Contact Lens Wearers
Existing Contact Lens Wearers
Even if you have worn contact lenses successfully for years, our eyes change over time. Contact lenses can even cause our eyes to change. This is why a contact lens prescription expires every year and why a contact lens evaluation is needed every year to renew the prescription. Plus, contact lens technology is always improving, with more healthy, comfortable, and affordable options than ever, so your doctor will discuss these options with you at your contact lens evaluation. If your current contact lenses are working well and minimal changes are needed, your doctor may give you your updated contact lens prescription during your comprehensive exam. However, if your doctor is refitting you into alternative contact lenses, then additional follow-up visits may be required before you receive your prescription.