During a contact lens evaluation, our optometrist will evaluate the fit of the lens, visual clarity and overall health of the eye. Often, an eyeglass prescription must be modified when prescribing contact lenses to provide the best visual clarity because the contact lens is sitting on your eye, instead of in front of your eye like eyeglasses. Since contact lenses touch the surface of your eye, the eye becomes vulnerable to a number of issues that can compromise the health of your eye and even your vision if unaddressed. This is what makes the contact lens evaluation so important!
It is imperative for the optometrist to evaluate the fit of the lens, oxygenation of the eye, and wearing time. Even the most experience contact lens wearers need an annual contact lens evaluation. Your eye changes over time, therefore your prescription and the fit of your contact lens may change over time as well. The contact lens evaluation has a fee of $120, which includes a $30 credit toward a 6 month or 1 year supply of your contact lenses.