Contact Lens Exam

Contact Lenses

At Park Eye Center, the doctors are uniquely qualified to fit you with the best contact lenses for your particular needs. The practice has grown as the nature of contact lenses themselves has changed. We have been involved with the fitting of contact lenses since 1958 and have seen the advancement in contact lenses from rigid and gas permeable to soft and eventually disposable.

Being a Key Opinion Leader for contact lens manufacturers allows us to stay at the forefront of new designs and to find the best contact lens for each patient’s needs. Our special training with contact lenses has led us to be a launch site for many of today’s products, affording patients the comfort and fit they seek.

The doctors at Park Eye Center have expertise in all fittings of contact lenses, from nearsightedness to farsightedness and astigmatism. We boast excellent success with bifocal/multifocal contact lenses and have excellent options for patients with Dry Eye Syndrome.

The first step in finding your best contact lens is to set up a comprehensive eye exam and review your options.

To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation, contact us today.

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Contact Lens Exam Explained

The contact lens evaluation includes extra tests performed by the doctor that is not part of the routine eye exam of non-contact lens wearers. These procedures are critical to determining the exact level of fitting. Since the doctor can only make an assessment once the examination is complete, quoting an exact fee can be difficult. We are more than happy to discuss the full range of prices upfront with any patient based on previous contact lens history and what the patient desires to use going forward.

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Factors  Considered

The complexity of the fit

Many options for vision correction exist and have varying levels of complexity in order to determine the optimal Rx. These options include spherical lenses (what many patients are most familiar with), toric lenses for astigmatism, monovision, and bifocal lenses.

Patient’s ocular health

The condition of the eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea, and tear film all affect the optimal contact lens material, shape, and care. Even your general health and any conditions you might have can affect ocular health; these must be taken into consideration as well.

History of previous eye surgeries or injuries

Corneal irregularities or eye sensitivity can be brought on by eye surgeries or injuries. In these cases, more care may be required in order to prevent irritation or complications.

New patient vs. established patient

New patients require longer appointments because there is more history to collect and options to discuss. Established patients pay a lower fee; our doctors have previous knowledge of the patient and any conditions they might have, which makes the process quicker.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Routine eye appointments are the easiest and best way to keep your eyes healthy and to maintain clear vision. It is recommended that you have an eye examination every 12 to 24 months, based on your age and health. If it has been longer than two years since your last eye exam, or you are experiencing changes in your vision, please schedule an appointment now. You only have one set of eyes and we want to take care of them.

You can contact our optometry office in Massapequa Park, NY at (516) 798-9226 to schedule an appointment today.