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.
- How do I insert and remove contact lenses the correct way?
- What is the danger of not taking off my contact lenses? (I like to sleep in with them)
- When can children wear contacts?
- How Long to Get Used to Contact Lenses?
- What are the best contacts for an athlete that sweats a lot?
- My Contacts Make My Eyes Pink and Crusty. Why Does This Happen?
- I ran out of contact lens solution- can I use water instead?
- How Old Must I Be to Start Wearing Contact Lenses?
- If you flip your contacts the other way will they work differently?
- Is it ok to drive at night with my daily contacts that I have worn more than 7 hours?
- What is the difference between 1-day, 2 weeks, monthly quarterly, or annual replacement lenses?
- My contact lens fell in a pool; can I still wear the lens if the pool has chlorine?
- What is the harm in extending the life of my contact lens?
- Why is the contact lens prescription different than the glasses, aren’t they the same?
- How do you read this eye glasses and contacts prescriptions?
- Why do some people need reading glasses and others not?
- Do I have Astigmatism?