Contact lenses have become more convenient than ever. In fact, there’s likely a contact lens that is right for you no matter your age or visual condition. Thanks to advancements in technology, there are several options that allow all day comfort and outstanding quality of vision. To find out which contact lens suits your lifestyle, schedule an appointment with a Discover Vision optometrist today.
There are many factors in determining the best contact lenses for you. In addition to whether you are nearsighted or farsighted, the size and shape of your eye, lifestyle needs, daily usage and other considerations are used by our doctors to choose the lens option that is best for you. Wondering which type of contact lens is right for you?
Discover Vision can customize a contact lens solution that suits your lifestyle. Call 816.478.1230 to schedule an appointment in Missouri or Kansas or click here to schedule online. If you’d like to reorder your contact lenses, click here.
A routine eye examination is required yearly for patients wearing contact lenses. This examination is performed to evaluate the health of your eyes. If your optometrist feels it is necessary, you may be dilated during this examination. In addition to a routine eye examination, you will also be required to have either a contact lens fitting or contact lens progress evaluation every 12 months.
Insurance may pay all, a portion or none of your routine eye exam. However, a routine eye exam does not include contact lens services. Contact lens services are subject to additional charges.
Contact lenses require additional and separate measurements from regular eyeglasses. Without a thorough contact lens fitting, a contact lens prescription cannot be determined. At Discover Vision Centers, a contact lens fitting includes:
A lesson for first time contact lens wearers is required. During your lesson, a trained contact lens technician will instruct you on proper lens insertion, removal and care of your contact lenses.
At your follow-up visit, the doctor will re-evaluate the fit, the health of the cornea and anterior ocular structures, and adjust the power of the lenses as needed to provide you with the best possible vision correction.
The fee charged for a contact lens fitting includes follow-up visits for 90 days if needed. If it is determined that a different type of lens is required, the doctor will explain any additional charges for refitting you in that lens.
If you are already a contact lens wearer, a yearly eye examination is still required. However, you may only need a contact lens progress evaluation rather than a contact lens fitting. A progress evaluation involves examining your current contact lens fit and adjusting the power as needed. This type of examination generally does not require further follow-up visits.
To qualify for a progress evaluation rather than a fitting, you must be a contact lens wearer comfortable with your current prescription. You must provide the optometrist with the parameters of your current lenses in order to qualify for a contact lens progress evaluation only.
If you wear disposable lenses, the parameters may be found on the lens box label. Please bring the labels with you at the time of your eye examination.
Fees for professional services do not include the cost of the contact lenses. Lens costs vary depending on the type that best fits your visual needs. Your optometrist will discuss the cost of the lenses with you at the time of the fitting. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Payment for all professional fees is required at the time of service. Professional fees include a routine eye examination, contact lens fitting, contact lens progress evaluation and lesson fees, if applicable.
To order your contact lenses, a minimum payment of 50% of the cost of the lenses is required before placing an order. Payment in full is required at the time the lenses are dispensed. Some non-returnable lenses will require full payment before ordering.
Many insurance plans only cover medical eye exams while some insurance plans cover routine eye exams and contact lens services. Also, your insurance may require authorization prior to the examination in order to pay the benefit. For this reason, it is very important to provide our patient coordinators with your insurance information when making your appointment.
If you have questions regarding your insurance benefits, we will be happy to assist you. You may also contact your insurance provider or human resource department.
Examinations, contact lens fittings, contact lens progress evaluations and lessons are non-refundable. Boxes of contact lenses purchased at Discover Vision Centers that are unopened and in good condition may be returned within three months for a refund. Some lenses, including custom lenses, are non-refundable.
Any lenses ordered but not dispensed within 30 days will be returned to the manufacturer.
To learn more about contact lenses, call Discover Vision Centers at 816.478.1230 or click here to schedule an appointment with a Discover Vision optometrist today.
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