Contact Lenses

Contact lenses offer one of the most convenient and effective forms of vision correction. With recent advances in lens materials, most people can comfortably and safely wear contacts. At the office of Drs. Kline, Boyd and Chivers we offer daily wear, daily disposable wear, and 30-day continuous wear contact lenses available in multifocal and astigmatism options. Our contacts are competitively priced, often in stock or available for direct shipment to your home or office.

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With daily disposable contact lenses, you simply put in a clean, sterile pair of lenses in the morning, and then throw them away before bedtime. By replacing your contact lenses each day, there is little chance for long-term buildup of debris deposits, which can affect vision and cause irritation to the eye. This is particularly helpful to allergy sufferers.  With the convenience of a daily disposable lens, there is less concern with losing or tearing lenses. Additionally, there’s no need to buy solutions or carry bulky bottles while traveling.  Daily disposable contact lenses truly are the cleanest, healthiest way to wear contact lenses.  Ask at your next exam if they are right for you.

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Air Optix Night & Day Contact Lenses are ideal for people with busy lifestyles, because they can be worn around the clock for up to a month, and then discarded. This unique lens allows six times more oxygen to reach the cornea than ordinary disposable or reusable lenses – even when eyes are closed during sleep.

30-day Daily Wear Contact Lenses

These lenses are available in a wide range of powers and designs, including multi-focal and astigmatic lenses.  These lenses must be removed at night and cleaned, disinfected and replaced monthly. 

Custom Contact Lens Fittings

Custom Contact Lens Design:  Our computer generated images of the cornea can create a lens design that nearly mirrors the cornea allowing the most precise and comfortable fit available.  We utilize this technology for the “hard to fit patients” including those with keratoconus or who have previously had corneal transplants. 

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Online Contact Lens Ordering:

Some patients assume that ordering contacts online will save them money, or be faster and more convenient.  Most of our contact lenses are offered at prices comparable with online warehouses and can be shipped directly to the patient or picked up for free at our office in just a few business days.  Patients have the convenience of ordering lenses with a simple phone call or can order contacts online through our website 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you are new to contact lens wear or simply wish a refresher on how to insert and remove contact lenses, please see our contact lens tutorial

Understanding Professional Fees for Contact Lens Care

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As a contact lens wearer additional tests are done for you that are necessary to make sure your eyes are healthy, that your lenses fit properly, and to ensure you are seeing as well as possible.  Contact lens professional fees include the extra testing and time taken by the staff and doctor each year to properly evaluate your lenses.  Patients who do not wear contact lenses do not undergo these extra tests.

What types of additional tests are needed?

Corneal topography is one example of a test done for contact lens wearers.  It provides a precise computerized map of your corneal surface and is useful for detecting any undesirable changes of the cornea caused by wearing contact lenses.  A second test uses a microscope to examine the fit of the contact lens and the health of the cornea.  Thirdly, prescription measurements are done that are different than those for glasses.

The professional fee for an annual contact lens evaluation is based on the type of lens you wear and is in addition to your routine exam fee.  If you should require or would like to be fit with a contact lens that is different from what you are currently wearing, a professional fee is charged for the refitting process.  The amount of this fee is determined by the complexity of the lens type and specialized knowledge needed by your eye doctor to fit the lens.

Does my Insurance cover contact lens fees?

Contact lens services are separate procedures that often are not covered by insurance since contact lens wear is considered a cosmetic or optional enhancement to your vision.