In addition to traditional prescription eyeglasses, many patients enjoy the benefits and convenience of contact lenses.
Because contact lenses work differently than regular eyeglasses and are inserted directly into the eye, your optometrist must evaluate and measure additional elements of the eye prior to recommending and prescribing a specific type of contact lenses.
At Shamrock Family Eye Care, our optometrists prescribe all major brands of soft and rigid (hard) contact lenses. Within these brands there are many different types of lenses, and your prescription will be written for a specific lens that matches your eyes, vision needs, and overall lifestyle.
Contact Lens Exam
What to expect during your Contact Lens Exam
Routine eye exams do not include the evaluation, diagnosis and fitting of contact lenses and a separate fee will apply for all Contact Lens Exams.
Shamrock is committed to the highest level of contact lens care and service. Following is a list of benefits included with each exam:
Diagnostic Lens Fitting– Contact lens eye health evaluation, contact lens design and calculations, additional discussion and education, trial contact lenses and all follow-up visits during the trial period
Vision Guarantee – Any additional contact lens vision related visits within 6 months of the initial comprehensive exam are included (if a medical problem caused the vision change, this will be discussed and a medical charge will apply). Vision changes after 6 months will require a comprehensive exam in addition to the contact lens exam.
Contact Lens Prescription Guarantee – If your prescription changes for any reason, we will exchange ALL contact lenses purchased from Shamrock for the new prescription (yes, even if the boxes are open). We will also provide free replacements for any damaged or lost contact lenses.
We work with most Vision insurance plans and the fees vary, depending on the type of Contact Lens Exam. Insurances may offer co-pays or discounts for contact lens exams. Contact lens prescriptions are valid for up to 1 year from the date of your contact lens examination.
Contact Lens Exam: $80
Established contact lens wearers not requiring a change in contact lens material/type
Re-Fit Contact Lens Exam: $125
Includes the Contact Lens Exam fee, the re-fit into a new material, lens power or type of contact lens and contact lens follow-up visits
New Wearer Contact Lens Exam and Training: $175
Includes the Contact Lens Exam fee, additional measurements and tests for a new wearer, contact lens follow-up visits and all training sessions
Specialty Contact Lens Exam: Varies
These exams require significant time and professional judgement so fees vary
When you are ready to order Contact Lenses
We carry some contact lenses in stock for your convenience and many contact lenses have annual supply rebates. We are competitively priced and provide exceptional service. You can order directly on our website or call/text us at 614-889-8331 to order your contact lenses. All orders are shipped directly to you FREE.
TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES
- Daily disposable soft lenses allowing for maximum health, comfort and convenience
- Daily-wear soft lenses that are replaced at particular intervals of time (bi-weekly or monthly)
- Soft lenses intended to be worn for only one to six days before disposal
- Rigid gas-permeable (RGP)
- Specialty Custom Contact Lenses
SPECIALTY CONTACT LENSES
For patients with eye problems requiring specialized contact lenses, our optometrists are familiar with evaluating unusual eye problems and prescribing custom designed contact lenses to meet that patient’s personal needs. Specialized contact lenses may include:
- Multifocal Contact Lenses
- Monovision Contact Lenses
- Astigmatism Contact Lenses
- Keratoconus Treatment
- Orthokeratology (Corneal Molding)
- Pediatric Contact Lenses
- Prosthetic Contact Lenses
Our contact lens specialists are available to answer many of your questions and assist in ongoing contact lens instruction and training.
CARING FOR CONTACTS
For contact lens wearers, the proper care, cleaning and storage of lenses is extremely important. Prior to putting your contact lenses in your eyes or removing them, be sure to wash and dry your hands before touching the contacts or your eyes. Contact lenses need to be cleaned regularly and carefully and soaked overnight in a multi-purpose solution to keep the lenses from drying out.
Always use a clean contact lens case for storing contacts when not in use, and replace the lens case quarterly or more often. Be sure to clean the case after each use and always use fresh lens solution when returning your contact lenses to storage. To ensure proper eye health and the lifespan of your contact lenses, follow your optometrist’s recommendations for handling, cleaning and disposing of contact lenses (as directed based on the type of lenses you wear).