Family Eyecare North in Seven Fields offers many options for contact lenses.
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
Your eye care provider can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play.
Family Eyecare North Inc. offers many options with your contact lens evaluation and fitting. The specialized contact lens exam includes the initial visit and all contact lens related visits thereafter with in 60 days.
Well why is this exam so special, you ask?
During a standard annual exam, your glasses prescription is determined, as well as checking the overall health of your eyes. If contact lenses are to be prescribed, your doctor will do the additional tests required to determine your contact lens prescription. While the contact lens fitting can often be done on the same day as your annual exam, it is considered an addition to the standard exam and requires its own fees. A contact lens is a prescription medical device. Lenses that are not properly fit may result in poor vision, discomfort, inflammation, swelling, abrasions, eye infections, or in rare cases, permanent eye tissue damage. A contact lens fitting includes the additional tests and procedures that are required to ensure the proper vision, lens fit, and ocular health. The contact lens professional fitting fee covers the tests and the extra time taken by the staff and doctor to evaluate your eyes and contact lenses.
Why do you need a contact lens evaluation every year?
A contact lens prescription is only valid for one year under PA Law section §23.72. Contact lens prescriptions expire for the same reasons that medical prescriptions expire. Any time you are using a medical product, you should follow up with your doctor at least once per year to identify possible complications. The FDA considers contact lenses medical devices. In 2004, a law was passed that set the expiration date of contact lens prescriptions at one year, or the minimum required by state law, whichever is greater. In order for your doctor to determine what your new contact lens prescription will be, a contact lens fitting must be done. This will include unique measurements of the fit of the contact lenses, and an assessment of how the contact lenses are affecting the health of the eye. Even if you have worn contact lenses for many years, these tests need to be done each year to make sure there are no changes and to determine if any ocular health issues have developed. Remember, even if you can see well, there could be an issue with the health of your eyes.
Daily Disposable Lenses
Daily Disposable Lenses are the best of the best when it comes to comfort, health, and convenience. With daily disposables, you’ll have a fresh comfortable lens every morning and just throw it away when the day is done. No more hassle of cleaning your lenses or having to remember when to replace them. Also, daily disposables absolutely minimize the chance of any contact lens complication. With current rebates making them more affordable than ever, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be wearing daily disposables too!
Years ago patients with astigmatism had to wear glasses to see clearly. Thanks to current contact lens technology that is no longer the case! Most patients with astigmatism are now able to achieve 20/20 vision with toric contact lenses.
Just because you need bifocals or reading glasses doesn’t mean that you have to stop wearing your contact lenses. Current multifocal contact lens technology helps correct vision for distance, intermediate, and near virtually eliminating the need for “cheater” reading glasses.
Rigid Gas-Permeable Contact Lenses (RGPs)
RGP lenses are made of a rigid plastic material and are not disposable. RGPs provide exceptional vision and may be a good option for patients based on their prescription. Often patients with astigmatism or other visual conditions such as keratoconus may benefits from these lenses.
Did you know you could enhance your look with either a subtle or brilliant change in eye color. Here at Family Eyecare North we offer evaluations for color brands that will change how you see yourself. Even those with brown eyes can take advantage of this cosmetic transformation.