What is a contact lens prescription?
A contact lens prescription must include all of the following elements to be valid:
- The Date it was Prescribed & the Date of Expiration
- The lens corrective power
- The lens material
- The base curve
- The diameter
- The name and license of the medical professional accepting responsibility and liability for the prescription
$75 - $165
Although our staff may estimate your costs prior to your visit with us, this fee can only be determined by your doctor at the time you are evaluated.
This applies ONLY to soft. standard contact lenses. Hard contacts, hybrid. or made—to order lenses Will incur different fees Please ask an associate for more details.
What does the fee cover?
- Any/all diagnostic lenses needed for your evaluation process
- A 90 Day period during which all of your ofﬁce visits related to obtaining a prescription are covered
- Corneal Topography - Maps the shape of your cornea and monitors for changes over time
- Any services related to your training and education of your contacts
- The liability being accepted by your prescriber
The Right of Refusal
Your doctor has the right to refuse to prescribe you lenses. Your doctor may deny contacts if they believe that your ocular health is in jeopardy because of your contacts. Failure to adhere to wearing schedules, and cleaning regimens as well as speciﬁc corneal conditions may result in a refusal to prescribe.
First Time Contact Lens Wearers
If you have never worn contact lenses before, you will be required to successfully complete a Contact Lens Training Class before being permitted to leave with your first diagnostic lenses.
One of our staff members will teach you how to safely insert, remove. and care for your prescribed lenses for up to 30 minutes per class. Up to 4 classes can be attempted. You may or may not be able to schedule this class on the same day of your exam.
You must successfully insert & remove your lenses on your own before you can leave the office with them.
Parents: Putting something in your eye for the first time is often stressful for your child. Please remain in the office, but wait in our lobby while your child is instructed.
Overriding the blink reflex is difficult and the child must WANT to do this for themselves to be successful.