One of the most common questions asked of an optician upon first introductions is regarding price: 'How much are glasses?' Though the question may seem reasonable enough, there is one major issue in answering said query. All glasses are not created equal. There are myriad coatings, add-ons, edge treatments, and other bells and whistles that can have an impact on the price of your glasses. This guide was designed to help you decide which lens upgrades are right for you and in which, if any, situations.
Over 24 million people choose contact lenses to correct vision. When used with care and proper supervision, contacts are a safe and effective alternative to eyeglasses.
Contact lenses can be made from a number of different plastics. The main distinction among them is whether they are hard or soft. Most contact lens wearers in the United States wear soft lenses. These may be daily wear soft lenses, extended wear lenses or disposable lenses. TORIC soft lenses provide a soft lens alternative for people with slight to moderate astigmatism.
The majority of people can tolerate contact lenses, but there are some exceptions. Conditions that might prevent an individual from successfully wearing contact lenses include dry eye, severe allergies, frequent eye infections, or a dusty and dirty work environment. Most of these are only relative contraindications and may be successfully addressed with minimal intervention such as punctal occlusion. Contact lenses can be made from a number of different plastics. The main distinction among them is whether they are hard or soft. Most contact lens wearers in the United States wear soft lenses. These may be daily wear soft lenses, extended wear lenses or disposable lenses. TORIC soft lenses provide a soft lens alternative for people with slight to moderate astigmatism.
Customized Contact Lens Fitting
Surgical procedures are not for everyone that is why we offer customized prescription eyewear and contact lens fitting.
You can choose us to do your contact lens fitting, or we can recommend a number of excellent optometrists, affiliated with our practice.
Should you decide to have your fitting with us, we will expertly determine your lens prescription and help you decide on glasses or contacts.
If contacts are your choice, then corneal topography is done to determine the shape of the cornea. We will then provide you with trial lenses to determine comfort, fit and visual acuity.
Once you have made your choice, you will be trained on insertion and removal as well as the care of the lenses. You will be able to leave the office with a trial set of lenses. As soon as you determine that the lenses are satisfactory you'll be able to order a yearly supply of lenses and begin a life free from prescription glasses! If for some reason your eyes do not adapt to your new lenses, please bring them back and we will happily work with you until you are satisfied.
- Ciba Focus Dailies
- Ciba Focus Toric Dailies
- Ciba Focus Progressive
- Acuvue Bifocal
- Acuvue 2
- O2 Optix
- A variety of bifocal and progressive lenses
- Toric Lenses (for Astigmatism)
- Hard Lenses (by special order)
Why Contact Lens Fitting is necessary for prescription of contacts:
- Contact lens fitting is a complicated process that takes into account numerous variables for successful fit, such as your prescription, curvature of your cornea, etc.
- A well fitting contact lens is comfortable, durable, and provides the wearer with excellent vision. A poorly fitting contact lens is likely to cause discomfort and at worst a serious sight threatening complications
Contact Lens Fitting includes the following in addition to a medical examination:
- Visual acuity test
- Automated refraction
- Corneal topography
- Evaluation of the tear film
- Trial fitting of contacts
- Training insertion and removal of contact lens
- Care instructions
- 1 to 2 week supply of trial lenses
Although health insurance covers most of the cost of your eye examination contact lens fitting examination is almost never covered by health insurance.
Please ask our staff for the costs associated with the contact lens fitting process. Continue reading about other eye conditions treated at Benjamin Eye Institute. Call today to schedule your comprehensive eye exam at .