Providence Eye & Laser Specialists is committed to providing our patients with the most advanced and up-to-date contact lenses available. Providence Eye, located in Charlotte, NC, offers a full range of contact lens options to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
First, we will complete a comprehensive eye exam to ensure your eyes are healthy. After that, there is a separate contact lens examination and fitting. A contact lens is a medical device. Just like one shoe size doesn’t fit all, one contact lens size does not fit all. Special testing is needed that is typically not performed during a routine eye exam for glasses.
Additionally, you will be instructed on the insertion and removal of the contacts if needed. Any related, necessary follow-up visits are included to ensure the correct contact fit and prescription. Your contact lens prescription will expire after one year, at which time you will be due for an annual eye exam and contact lens assessment.
For our patients typically over the age of 40, we offer multi-focal and monovision contacts to correct presbyopia, which offers another option to reduce the need for reading glasses.
Think you can’t wear contacts? We have been successful in fitting patients who, in the past, have been unable to wear contact lenses for the following reasons: