What is a Contact Lens Evaluation (and why do I have to pay extra)?9:13 AM
Have you ever found yourself wondering why you have to pay extra to have a prescription for contact lenses? My patients often tell me the same things: their prescription hasn't changed in years, they like the comfort of their lenses, they just want their same prescription again. At my office, I never renew a prescription without evaluating the contact lens on the eye, testing vision, and checking the eye carefully for any signs of damage from contact lens wear. These actions are the contact lens evaluation, an additional piece of the exam that glasses wearers would not need. Typically your vision insurance has a separate copay for a contact lens evaluation because they also understand that it is a separate part of the exam. What are the components of a thorough contact lens evaluation?
|The contact lens must fit the eye properly to offer safe,|
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