Some eye problems may require specialty contact lenses, such as gas permeable or scleral lenses. Many times conditions such as keratoconus, post-LASIK ectasia, and post-surgical corneas require specialty contact lenses. Our doctors will make recommendations for these types of conditions so that you receive the best care possible.
Our doctors may recommend lenses to fit your lifestyle and level of care. Below are the many types of contacts lenses available to you.
Single use for one day.
Two-week or monthly contacts.
For presbyopia and accommodative disorders.
One eye for distance and one eye for near.
Rigid Gas Permeable
For astigmatism or distorted corneal shapes.
Designed to treat a variety of eye conditions.
The doctor will also discuss:
While contact lens wear is safe and effective according to the FDA, they do pose a risk for infection and inflammation which can cause permanent vision loss in rare cases.
Soft contact lens hygiene is as important as your personal hygiene. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of soft contact lenses is important for the
success and enjoyment of wearing your soft lenses. Lens hygiene only takes a couple of minutes – not much longer than your regular personal
Soft lenses are kept moist in the eyes by tears or in a storage case with disinfecting solution. Moist areas may breed bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
Regular disinfecting of soft lenses is necessary to prevent eye infections. Cleaning and disinfecting are two separate processes. Both steps must
be completed daily as lenses are removed. Always discard any used solution from the contact storage case and rinse with warm tap water,
allowing the case to then air dry. Never use expired solutions. Make sure that the tip of the bottle never touches the contact, eyes, lids, or lashes
to prevent surface contamination that can result in an infection.
Severe or continuing symptoms may indicate a problem. Contact our office to see the optometrist as soon as possible.
SVS Vision will provide contact lens follow-up care up to 45 days following the initial Contact Lens Evaluation. Should the follow-up care take place after 45 days, you
will need to pay for a refraction as well as another Contact Lens Evaluation. If any follow-up within 45 days or after is a result of an ocular condition, such as an
infection or ulcer, you’ll be seen in an Office Visit. The Office Visit is a medical eye exam. All follow-up appointments will be a new Office Visit. There is no set fee for
these visits. The price will be determined by the condition. These appointments are not covered under the CL Evaluation Fee and cannot be billed to your insurance.
You may submit the receipt to your medical insurance for reimbursement or make an appointment with an ophthalmologist to have the visit billed directly.
For the next 45 days if you have any problems, let us know and we’ll fix it. If your contacts are dry, uncomfortable, blurry, or you just don’t like them, give us a call. We accept returns on anything you purchase from us, as long as it’s not opened, written on, or damaged in any way. We encourage you to wear your trial contacts for the full amount of time before you open anything you purchased. We want to guarantee you have the best contact lens prescription in the proper brand before you need to open any purchased pairs.
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