Contact Lenses

A contact lens is a medical device in contact with the tissues of your eye; therefore, it must fit appropriately to maintain the health of your eyes. The goal of contact lens fitting is to find the most appropriate contact lens for each patient’s optimal vision and comfort. Eye Center of Southern Connecticut is committed to taking the time and effort to fit your contact lenses properly. Although many people will need only one fitting session, sometimes this process requires several appointments. We will not finalize the contact lens prescription until both the individual being fit for contact lenses and the doctor are satisfied with the fit and visual acuity of the contact lens.

A successful contact lens fit starts with a thorough medical and refractive eye examination to ensure an up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that may prevent contact lens use. The professional staff at Eye Center of Southern Connecticut will then perform a Contact Lens Evaluation to determine the best type of lens to use based on your lifestyle needs, and the shape and health of your eye. We will dispense one (1) set of trial lenses, and have you return for one or more additional visits to ensure that you’re going to be successful with your new lenses.

We teach all of 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 eye health is maintained.

All patients are required to come in for annual contact lens exam to ensure that the patient’s eyes are healthy and the contact lenses are still fitting well. Contact lens prescription cannot be renewed without an annual exam. Contact lens exams have separate charge that is not included in your medical exam.

What contact lens services does Eye Center offer?

  • Soft Lens
  • Soft Toric
  • Soft Presbyopic/Multifocal/Monovision
  • Regular RGP
  • Keratoconus

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What constitutes a new fit?

A patient who is interested in contact lenses will be scheduled for a New Fit if the patient has never been previously seen at ECSC or has not worn contacts in the past 12 months.  New Fit fees include fitting, 1 set of diagnostic lenses and follow up care for 90 days with two or three additional office visits included at no charge.

What constitutes a re-fit?

A patient who wears contact lenses will be scheduled for a Re-Fit if:

  • Established patient of ECSC
  • Previously seen for contact lens services at ECSC
  • Valid documented contact lens information from previous fitting exam
  • Patient prescribed same brand and material type but there is a power change
  • IF patient requesting brand or material type change, patient is considered a New Fit and new fit fee schedule applies

Will my medical insurance cover my contact lens fit?

Some vision plans cover this service; however, the majority of insurances view glasses & contacts as cosmetic. Therefore, Eye center of southern Connecticut would advise all patients to check with their insurance company.

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