How much are your contact lenses?
Our prices are very competitive. The cost depends on the specific contacts that you were prescribed and your prescribed wearing time.
Can I have my CL prescription from my visit with the doctor?
Yes, in compliance with federal law we will provide your contact lens prescription when finalized at no charge.
How long does it take to place and receive a contact lens order?
We have a wide variety of contact lenses in stock. If we do not have the brand or the amount that you need, we can order them and it will typically take 2-7 days to get the lenses in. However, if it would be more convenient, we can even have the lenses shipped directly to your house in most cases.
Why do I have to pay more for a contact lens evaluation?
At your contact lens evaluation you will be examined to see if you are a candidate for contact lens wear. An extra fee is applied which will include the measurement of the corneal curvature (using a computerized corneal topographer or an autokeratometer), a trial of diagnostic lenses, training of proper insertion and removal along with follow up visits with your doctor to ensure proper contact fit and vision.
What is involved in getting contacts lenses?
Contact lenses need to be carefully fitted and matched to your needs and to your eyes, we therefore will need to perform a comprehensive vision and health exam and also take measurements to properly fit you with contact lenses. We will always ensure that you are comfortable about handling your lenses before we prescribe them, and will provide you with comprehensive written instructions as well.
I have astigmatism; can I still wear contacts?
Astigmatism is a common vision condition. It's caused when the front surface of the eye, called the cornea, is not perfectly round. As a result, light is focused differently in the eye, leading to blurred vision. Contact lenses that correct astigmatism are called torics, and they come in both soft and gas permeable contact lens materials. In addition, small amounts of astigmatism may be corrected with a regular, non-toric gas permeable contact lens.
What are disposable contact lenses?
Disposable contact lenses are spherical or toric contact lenses, which are designed to be worn for a certain time period; weekly, bi-monthly or monthly. These contact lenses should be discarded when the lens wearing time has elapsed, as advised by your eye care professional.
I have dry eyes; what about contact lenses for me?
Great improvements have been made in contact lens materials. In the past, many dry eye patients could not tolerate contacts. Now, they can be fit with numerous new types of contacts, especially ones that contain the newest polymers. These molecules attach to water, allowing the lens to resist deposits and function better. In addition, a regimen of warm compresses and artificial tears are beneficial to the contact lens wearer with dry eye.
Can children wear contact lenses?
As soon as the need for vision correction is identified, contact lenses are a viable option. With proper care and lens maintenance, infants, young children, teens, and adults of all ages can wear contacts effectively.
I haven't worn contacts before; will Bell Family Eye Care show me how to insert and remove my contacts?
An Bell Family Eye Care technician will instruct you on insertion and removal of your contacts before you take them home. Written instructions will also be provided to ensure proper technique is continued.