We know the reason our patients come to Consulting Ophthalmologists, P.C. is to obtain the best vision possible. Every day we strive to meet this goal with compassion and skill. We employ the newest technology and prescribe the most cutting-edge contact lens materials in order to provide optimal vision and eye health. We work closely with our patients to ensure that they are comfortable in their contact lenses, happy and well informed when they leave the office.
There are literally thousands of types and styles of contact lenses. At the COPC Contact Lens Service, we have access to every lens style and lens material approved for use as a medical device by the FDA. We also have a special selection of lenses that are manufactured in Europe, Australia, and other countries on a case by case basis. Many of these are approved by the FDA for the treatment of certain vision impairments.
A contact lens is a medical device. Because the lens makes contact with the ocular surface, a precise fit is necessary. Eye health while wearing contact lenses is dependent upon good tear flow behind the posterior lens surface and adequate oxygen to front structures of the eye.
Most contact lens users choose to wear contact lenses as an alternative to wearing eyeglasses even though the full visual potential can be achieved with eyeglasses.
Contact lenses may also be recommended by your ophthalmologist or optometrist as medically necessary in instances when contact lenses achieve visual potential that eyeglasses cannot deliver. this may be the case with medical eye disease or minor post-surgical anterior surface irregularities.
The contact lens prescription will be written once the fitting process is complete. Contact lenses are medical devices and can cause damage to your eyes and vision if not fit properly. Since all eyes are not the same, the final contact lens prescription is written based on the best fit, comfort and visual acuity for each individual patient. Your eyeglass prescription and contact lens prescription are not the same.
Your eyeglass prescription is the starting point in determining the correct lens prescription, but the two prescriptions are not the same. You cannot use a contact lens prescription to order eyeglasses, and you cannot use an eyeglass prescription to order contact lenses.
Contact lenses, unlike glasses, actually touch the front surface of the eye. There is a difference in mathematical calculation required to correct your vision with each. The numbers used on your eyeglass prescription may look the same, similar or very different from the numbers on your contact lens prescription. This depends on many factors including the additional data gathered during the fitting process. The contact lens prescription will be finalized once the fit is determined to offer the best eye health.