We offer a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contact, bifocal/multifocal, toric, and colored lenses. In addition, we offer many specialty contact lens services that may be more appropriate for highly irregular corneas, high prescriptions, orthokeratology or myopia control. Your lifestyle, eye health and visual needs will determine whether a wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses would be most appropriate for you.
A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.
We will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle needs, the shape and health of your eye. In most cases, you’ll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam. You can even go home with a few samples before making a final decision.
We follow up the initial fitting and then make any necessary changes in fit or materials to get you the best possible fit. We teach all our patients proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. Then we continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of the lenses and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained.
Visually Necessary Contact Lenses
Many of our contact lens wearing patients have a vision plan (insurance) that entitles them to an allowance of around $110-$150 per year for contact lenses. However, most of the time the vision plan also has special coverage for “visually necessary” contact lenses. Typically the extra coverage will pay for the entire year supply of contact lenses plus evaluation and fitting fees at little or no cost to the patient. However, to be eligible the prescription is higher than average or when contacts provide better vision than glasses.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Most people (and we assume many doctors) don’t even realize this coverage exists because we often see patients who are eligible for this awesome benefit yet have never been told about it before. At O’Fallon Family Eyecare we are happy to contact your insurance and submit the documentation that activates this coverage when appropriate, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars per year.