We are one of the Largest Contact Lens Practices in the Midwest!
For over 30 years, our practice has successfully fit thousands of patients of all ages into contact lenses!
- We carry ALL major brands and stock thousands of lenses for your convenience
- Most patients are able to wear their lenses home on the first visit!
- Our lens prices are great – and our lens fittings/evaluations are reasonably priced
- We are GREAT with new lens wearers of all ages . . . including children!
- We have Same-Day appointments and EMERGENCY Lens Replacements are available
- We welcome Outside Prescriptions
- Specialty Lens Fittings include: Scleral Lenses, Toric Lenses for Astigmatism, Multifocal Contacts for Presbyopia, Aphakic Lenses, Contacts for Dry Eyes, and more!
- Our prices are affordable and we accept most major insurances and vision care plans
We Carry ALL Major Brands of Contact Lenses!
Here is just a sampling of the more popular brands:
- Alcon: Air Optix, Air Optix Night & Day, Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus, Air Optix for Astigmatism, Air Optix for Presbyopia, and Dailies Total 1
- Bausch & Lomb: Ultra, Ultra Torics, Ultra Multifocal, Biotrue ONEday, Biotrue ONEday for Astigmatism, Biotrue ONEday for Presbyopia, Purevision 2, and Boston rigid gas permeable lenses
- Coopervision: Biofinity, Biofinity Energys, Biofinity Torics, Biofinity Multifocals, Clariti, My Day, Proclear, and Avaira Vitality
- Vistakon : Acuvue 2, Acuvue Oasys, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism, 1-Day Moist, True Eyes, and Oasys 1-Days
New to Contact Lenses? Information for New Wearers
Congratulations! Choosing to wear contacts can be quite exciting! But, it can also be a little intimidating as well. No worries! Our doctors and staff are quite good at helping new wearers of ALL ages learn how to insert, remove, and care for their lenses relatively quickly and easily. We will take as much time as you need – and all instruction is done by an experienced staff member on an individual, one-to-one basis.
A couple of things to note:
- Our doctors work with each patient and, based on many factors, will recommend one or two types of lenses they believe will be the best for you and your eyes. Our goal is to fit the best lens for your eyes – and at a price you can afford!
- Some patients opt to wear contacts regularly while others opt to wear them for specific occasions like sports, social events, etc.
- Currently, most everyone wears a disposable soft lens that is replaced on a regular basis. We offer daily, monthly, and two-week disposables. We also are able to fit most patients who have astigmatism into soft toric disposable contact lenses.
- For patients who wear bifocals, most soft disposable lenses are available in a multifocal or “presbyopia” design. These lenses allow reasonably clear vision for both distance and close-up viewing.In some cases, monovision contacts may also be recommended.
- Most patients are able to leave the office the same day wearing their new contact lenses! In a few cases, patients may need to have their lens power adjusted – or try more than one lens type. Our Lens Fitting and Evaluation fee is global for 90 days – and includes however many follow-up visits you may need during that time to fit you with lenses that are just right for you!
- Instruction VIDEO for New Wearers Prior to your FIRST visit, please watch the following video at least once – and possibly a few times. This will help you get familiar with how to insert and remove your contact lenses. It is also helpful to practice gently touching your lower eyelid prior to trying on contact lenses.
Contact Lenses and Dry Eyes
For people with dry eyes, astigmatism, and/or bifocals, wearing contact lenses can sometimes be a challenge.With new lens materials and designs being introduced regularly, someone who was unable to wear lenses in the past may be able to successfully wear lenses now.
Additionally, new treatments for dry eyes as well as therapeutic, prescription eye drops have recently been introduced that may effectively treat the underlying problems causing the dry eyes. By improving the primary eyelid and/or ocular surface problem, wearing contact lenses may be much more comfortable.
While most people opt to wear contact lenses for cosmetic and/or lifestyle reasons, there are some eye conditions that require wearing contact lenses for optimal vision. In these instances, major medical insurance and most vision plans typically cover a greater amount of the cost for professional service fees and contact lenses than in normal, routine fittings.
Keratoconus or irregularly shaped corneas often make wearing glasses difficult. While standard contact lenses can sometimes work for a few years in mild cases, the progression of the disease often necessitates the need for custom-fit specialty contact lenses. Fitting a scleral or mini-scleral lens can not only restore clearer vision, it may also help slow down the progression of keratoconus or dystrophy. Our doctors are specially trained and experienced in fitting scleral lenses – and will coordinate care with other doctors as needed.
Patients with an extremely strong prescription and/or a large imbalance between the eyes may also require contact lenses in order to see clearly without distortion. Distorted vision and magnification anomalies are typically eliminated in these cases by wearing contact lenses versus glasses.
Special Offers and Promotions
Throughout the year, various Contact Lens companies have special promotions that may benefit our patients.Some of these promotions may be exclusive to our practice, while others may be available to the general public. Whenever possible, our staff will make sure you have access to whatever rebate or special promotion is available for your particular lenses.