Contact lenses can be a great alternative to wearing eyeglasses for some patients. Modern contact lenses are made of the latest in material technology to provide the healthiest environment for your eyes. Labs are frequently developing healthier and more comfortable lenses. Our doctors hope to offer you the best in new fitting techniques, materials and lens designs to increase your comfort and wear time. The biggest concern with any contact lens is the amount of oxygen that reaches the surface of your eyes. The lens materials that our doctors recommend allow optimal oxygen exposure to the eyes resulting in greater end of the day comfort and health.
The goal of the contact lens evaluation is to find the most appropriate contact lens for each patient’s optimal vision and comfort. We are committed to taking the time and making the effort to fit your properly. Many patients will need only one fitting session but others will require follow up appointments to attain the best fit. The initial evaluation fee includes three follow up appointments within 3 months. If more appointments are needed there may be additional charges applied.
In the state of NH the contact lens prescription is valid for 1 calendar year, therefore yearly contact lens exams are required for the purchasing of contact lenses. Most insurance companies do not cover contact lens evaluations, therefore the exam fee is due at the time of the appointment. The evaluation fees vary depending on the contact lens modality. We are more than happy to print out a detailed receipt that you can submit to your insurance for possible reimbursement.
For first time contact lens patients, a portion of this exam will consist of a one-on-one training with one of our qualified technicians. This training will provide you with instructions including how to insert and remove your lenses, wearing recommendations, hygiene and care of lenses.
After the contact lens trial process the doctor will finalize your prescription for ordering. We are happy to provide contact lens purchasing through our office and are here to help guide you through the best purchasing options. Most contact lens brands offer rebates on year supply orders and we highly promote this method of money savings for our patients.
We are excited to announce that InFocus Eyecare has launched a secure way to order your contact lenses online - contact the office for details! You may also still call to place your order or ask any questions regarding your order.
Contact Lens Brands
We provide trials for many brands of contacts covering different modalities, including length of wear, multifocal, astigmatism and extended parameter prescription options. This conversation will be part of your Contact Lens Examination to determine what may work best for you as our patient. Some brands that we frequently prescribe to our patients are:
Air Optix - Monthly
Air Optix - Color
Dailies Total 1
Ultra - Monthly
Biotrue - Daily
ONE by ONE Recycling Program
Contact lenses and blister packs are too small for standard recycling. They unfortunately get filtered out and end up in landfills. Throwing your used contact lenses down the toilet or sink is dangerous to our marine species and creates more than 44,000 pounds of waste a year!
InFocus Eyecare is proud to be partnered with Baush + Lomb as a ONE by ONE recycling center. Simply drop off your used contact lenses and blister packs and we will send them off for recycling. This is one small step we can take to protect our planet.
Even better- fore very qualifying shipment of 2 pounds or more, a $1/lb donation will be made to Optometry Giving Sight!