Yearly Contact Lens Evaluation

Why do I need to pay a fee for contact lens evaluation every year in addition to the standard eye exam fee?


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Why do I need to pay a fee for contact lens evaluation every year in addition to the standard eye exam fee

Contact lens patients require additional testing beyond that of a standard eye exam. Contact lenses are considered medical devices and may pose health risks that can seriously affect the eye. Your doctor must perform the following tests in order to renew your contact lens prescription every year:

• Determine patient compliance, ensuring the patient is not abusing contact lens privileges.
• Evaluate health of lids & lashes.
• Evaluate conjunctiva for GPC (Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis).
• Evaluate the cornea for edema, abrasions, ulcers and lack of oxygen secondary to contact lens wear.
• Determine proper lens positioning.
• Determine proper prescription.
• Review new lens designs and materials that may improve comfort and/or health.

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