Frequently Asked Questions about Contact Lenses
At Medical Eye Center you’ll feel confident you’re getting the best contact lenses for your eyes. We research and compare products for you, and we strive to give you the best price on annual supplies with money saving rebates and promotions. We’ll ship your lenses to your home or office for free. Throughout the year, we’ll provide emergency back-up lenses at no charge. You can also exchange unopened contact lenses boxes—as long as they meet manufacturer’s return policy, generally within one year of expiration date with no marks or damage to the boxes.
The two most common wear schedules are a monthly lens that is taken out each night, or a daily lens that is inserted in the morning and thrown away at the end of the day. There are also extended wear lenses made from special materials that can typically be worn for 7 to 30 days without removal. (Keep in mind there is always a risk in sleeping with contacts—even in those that are labeled for this use.) Your vision needs and eye health will determine whether daily wear, monthly wear, or continuous wear contacts are right for your eyes.
Selecting the right contact lens for your eyes involves two important considerations. After a thorough eye exam, the first step is to find a lens that accurately corrects your vision. If contact lenses are not properly prescribed, your vision won’t be accurately corrected. Next, the correct power, diameter and curvature of your lens will need to be determined. A poorly fit lens could result in discomfort, inflammation, swelling, abrasion, or other problems that could (in rare cases) result in eye tissue damage. Keep in mind that finding the perfect lens for your eyes may take several tries.
Because your eyes can change over time, contact lens prescriptions are valid for one year. Your doctor will evaluate the health of your eyes annually to review accuracy of your prescription and evaluate the fit of your lenses.
We have many trial lenses in our office and most patients leave the office on the day of their visit with a set of contacts (or even an annual supply). If your lens is not in stock, we can sign you up for our convenient online ordering system and ship your annual supply to your home or office at no extra charge.
When you order an annual supply of contact lenses, you’ll also receive:
- Special online pricing on certain lenses.
- Complimentary shipping to your home or office.
- Discounts on select sunglasses and back-up eye glasses.
Click here to order your contact lenses through our website 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It’s quick, easy, and convenient! If you have not yet ordered lenses through our website, call our contact lens department at 1-800-824-2688 to get set up with our online ordering system.
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