Prior to prescribing contact lenses, our doctors determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. We will use the most sophisticated technology and instruments available today to take these measurements including the revolutionary Marco Epic refracting system. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation, call (304) 757-2533 today or click on the online appointment link.
After determining the level of refractive error, we will work with you to determine which contact lenses are best for your lifestyle. Even if you have been told before you are not a good candidate for contact lenses, today's technology and our expertise can often overcome previous barriers to successful lens wear. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at (304) 757-2533 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.