Contact Lens Policy
Contact lenses are a medical device that can only be dispensed by prescription. They must be regarded with the same cautions you would use for prescription drugs, which include prescription expiration dates and follow-up visits when recommended by your eye doctor.
Why you need a contact lens exam each year and what is involved:
Over time, all eyes go through gradual changes in size, shape, and physiological requirements (such as tear production and oxygen needs). These changes can affect the fit of the contact lens and the health of the cornea. A contact lens exam includes a thorough evaluation of your vision, your cornea (where the lens sits), your eyelids, as well as additional evaluations over and above a routine glasses eye exam. Therefore, an annual contact lens exam must be performed to determine if your current lenses are still fitting properly, and whether a different design, material or size of contact lens is better for you.
What you should know about your insurance:
While a contact lens exam is very important to the health of your eyes, most insurance do not cover these services, or only cover a portion of your contact lens service or materials.
With authorization and verified coverage for contact lens services and/or materials, we will bill Vision Service Plan (VSP), Medical Eye Services (MES), or EyeMed.
Most vision insurance plans require you to decide whether you want to use your benefits for glasses OR contact lens services, not both. Please let our staff know how you would like to utilize your benefits. We are happy to explain both scenarios to ensure that you get the most out of your coverage if you are unsure.
If you have any questions regarding fees, please ask our staff before seeing the doctor.