Contact lens prescriptions are not part of a routine eye exam and constitute a separate examination and fitting process. The fitting of contact lenses should only be performed after a complete examination by one of our doctors. Depending on your situation and contact lens wear history, the specialized process of fitting a contact lens to your eyes requires a separate examination that may or may not be able to be accommodated on the same day as your comprehensive eye exam.
A contact lens prescription is not the same as a prescription for glasses. A contact lens prescription can only be determined after successfully wearing contact lenses during a fitting period without complaint. The process of a contact lens fitting involves many factors; measuring the cornea, lens design, lens material, optical correction of the eye, quality of tear production, color and comfort. To ensure a successful fit, lenses should be worn for a significant amount of time before a prescription can be released. With some patients, modifications to the lens may be necessary to ensure an accurate fit. Only after the appropriate series of follow-up visits, which finalizes the fit, comfort and design of the lens, will we consider releasing a "contact lens prescription".
We are concerned with your visual welfare and are dedicated to the highest level of professional eye care. If you have any questions regarding a contact lens prescription or any other contact lens related question, please feel free to ask our technical staff. We cannot be responsible for contact lenses you elect to purchase elsewhere and cannot validate a prescription for such services without proper authorization.