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SPECIALTY CONTACT LENS CONSULTATION
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Q: WHAT ARE SPECIALTY CONTACT LENSES?
A: Specialty contact lenses are lenses that are designed specifically for the shape & visual needs of your eye. These are not mass produced lenses (such as Acuvue Oasys, etc). They require a Doctor to take scans and measurements of your eye and personally design a solution that has certain specifications to be relayed to a laboratory. They can be rigid (hard) or soft lenses.
Q: WHAT IS THE FITTING PROCESS LIKE?
A: You will come in for an initial Specialty Contact Lens Consultation. This consultation covers all testing necessary to determine the best option to perfect your vision. You may try on different types of lenses at this examination as well to assess your visual potential.
If you decide to proceed with contact lenses, the lenses are ordered for you and you will return in about 1-3 weeks to try on the initial lens. This initial lens is our first chance to see how things look. If the lenses looks good you will leave with the lenses and return for a follow up visit to give us feedback on comfort and vision. We may need to alter the lens at this visit and will order lenses with different parameters.
For specialty contact lenses, once we start the fitting process you are able to return for unlimited follow ups and lens changes for three months until we have a final product.
Q: HOW LONG DO THE LENSES LAST?
A: Soft lenses can last anywhere from 1-day (dailies) to months. Rigid lenses, which tend to be more common for specialty patients, can last years as long as the shape of the eye or the prescription needed doesn't change.
RGP or Scleral lenses are highly customized to the shape and prescription of your eyes. These lenses will not need to be replaced as long as they continue to fit and the plastic does not become scratched.