Most people with vision conditions have no problem wearing contact lenses. And, with new materials, replacement schedules and lens care technologies, wearing contact lenses has never been easier.
However, you may have difficulty wearing lenses, if:
• your eyes are irritated by allergies.
• your work environment hosts large quantities of dust or chemicals.
• you suffer from uncontrollable diabetes, severe arthritis in your hands, or an overactive thyroid.
• Your eyes are overly dry due to medications or pregnancy.
Visit Dr. Ducklo to find out if contact lenses are right for you.
Fitting and Evaluation:
If you come to us for an eye exam, and are a previous patient whom is happy with their contact lenses, a contact lens evaluation is all that is needed with your full eye exam to allow you to continue to use contact lenses. We will check the fit and prescription of the lenses before ordering, as well as, the health of your eyes.
If you come to us as a new patient or as an existing patient, needing more than a simple prescription change in your contact lenses, a new fit or refit may be needed.
If you are a new contact lens wearer, new or established patient, you will have a full fit. The prices range from $80-$175 (plus exam fee) depending on the complexity of the fit. This fitting, in addition to you full exam will include a 30 day follow-up to ensure that the prescription and fit of you contact lens is correct, proper training of how to insert, remove, and care for contact lenses.
It is certainly important to check out costs when considering contacts, but don’t base your decision on cost alone. All types of lenses are not the same. It is important for you to get the “custom” lenses that are the healthiest for you and the professional services and follow-up care to help you wear your lenses successfully.
Types of contact lenses
There are several different types of contact lenses that need to be explored in contact lens fitting
Spherical vs. Toric
Bifocal contact lenses
Available in Gas permeable, soft, disposable, conventional, and some toric monovision.