Cornea and Contact Lens Service
Are you interested in contact lens? Do you wear contacts now? Do you have a medical condition which may require the need for contacts, such as keratoconus? Are you interested in LASIK, or any other refractive surgery? The Cornea and Contact Lens Service is the place for you to be! Our nationally recognized faculty are experts in the fitting of contact lenses, and don’t mind taking the time to fit your eyes correctly. They can also determine if you would benefit from refractive surgery.
What kind of eye examination do you get? Very thorough, comprehensive, and complete! We will also explain everything that we are doing, why we are doing it, and what the results are. At the end, you will know everything about your vision and what you will need to do to continue good vision health!
Then, you will be asked to sign a Contact Lens Fitting Agreement (see patient forms) which will explain the process for fitting our contact lens patients. The proper fitting for contact lenses can be complicated sometimes, depending on the various individual factors you may have. You will then begin the fitting process for contact lenses, and it is a process. It may take several visits to finalize the perfect lenses for you.
If you are currently wearing contact lenses, your present prescription will be evaluated to see if it is correct for you. If you have not worn contacts, a trial lens will be provided (or maybe several) and tried until we find the type/style that works for you. We will also teach how to put the contacts in and take them out, and how to care for them.
**NOTE: Not everyone can wear contacts!
What type of contacts do we prescribe? The Cornea and Contact Lens Service has hard lenses, soft lenses, toric lenses, hybrid lenses, and others. We utilize lenses manufactured by CIBA, Bausch and Lomb, Coopervision, Vistakon, and AMO to name a few. The goal is to find the contact lens that you can wear comfortably, and give you the best vision possible!
Contact Lens Orders: Our clinic coordinator will be happy to explain the ordering and delivery procedures for our contact lens patients.