Visionary Eye Center East

(561) 429-8753

Visionary Eye Center West

(561) 250-0655

Contact Lens Exams

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At Visionary Eye Center, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, our doctor will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.

Evaluation

Prior to prescribing contact lenses, the doctor determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our optometrist, call today.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, the doctor works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. 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. Call us if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.

Cosmetic Lenses

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. Call us and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.

Who can wear contact lenses?

At Visionary Eye Center, we offer all types of contact lens fits.  Advancements in technology offer the potential of successful contact lens wear to our patients.  A contact lens is a medical device in contact with the tissue of your eye; therefore, it must fit appropriately to maintain the health of your eyes.  Before a patient can be fit with contact lenses, a complete medical and refractive eye examination is necessary.  This exam is critical to assure the good health of your eyes and rule out the possibility of any underlying condition that may prevent contact lens use.  Children as also contact lens candidates, only limited by willingness to participate and responsibility to care from lenses properly.

Are contact lenses safe for my eyes?

Contact lenses are very safe for healthy eye!  However, there are certain contraindications to contact lenses.  If interested, schedule an exam and Dr. Westcott will go over all options available and fit a lens specific to your circumstances, ocular health, and visual demands. 

How long will it take me to get used to wearing contact lenses?

Depending on the type of lens you choose and your overall sensitivity to lenses, it may take a week or two before you completely adjust to your new lenses, though many people are surprised how quickly they adapt.  Even those who feel they may be too squeamish to place the lenses in their eyes or remove them find that after a little practice, wearing lenses is an extremely comfortable and convenient option.

Is the contact lens fit included in my comprehensive exam? Fees associated?

The contact lens fitting is not part of a comprehensive eye exam, but is an additional service which includes the contact lens fit, insertion & removal training for new wearers, follow up visits for 90 days, and trial contact lenses (for soft lens wearers).  More specialized contact lens fits are also offered: rigid gas permeable, scleral, hybrid, piggyback, Synergeyes, Intelliwave, and Specialeyes.  Fees are determined based on the type of lenses prescribed, the difficulty of the fit, as well as insurance coverage. 

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Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

*alternate 2 / month

Sunday

Closed

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm *alternate 2 / month
Sunday
Closed