We offer a variety of lens options including soft, rigid gas permeable, and hybrid lens designs. We can also treat and manage patients with a wide variety of conditions including any type of refractive error (prescription) from aphakia to high myopia and presbyopia. Patients with corneal disease such as dry eye, corneal dystrophy, keratoconus, irregular cornea, or post-surgical complications can also be successfully managed with contact lenses. We also offer orthokeratology services, which allow for young patients to wear lenses overnight and be free of lens wear during the day.
With routine contact lens fits, we can usually provide a general eye examination in the same visit as a contact lens evaluation. However, with more challenging fits, we usually recommend a general examination in our primary care clinic prior to a contact lens fitting appointment. Our contact lens services include a range of contact lens designs, materials, and lens care products, as well as advanced technology and imaging equipment.
Contact lens fittings and products are provided with extensive care and diligence from the students, experienced doctors, and staff- the service is unique and exceptional.
Measurements will be taken during your evaluation to ensure a successful fit. Additional testing may be done at the request of the doctor. Patients being evaluated for disposable lenses are typically provided with trial lenses at no cost so that the doctor and student can evaluate the fit and performance of the lenses on the patient’s eyes. NOTE: no-cost trial lenses are typically not available for non-disposable lenses. Therefore, patients may be required to purchase their first set of lenses from the Midwestern University Eye Institute. After we have completed the fitting process, we will issue a final contact lens prescription, in accordance with Arizona state regulations.
Arizona state regulations require that contact lens patients receive certain contact lens services prior to a contact lens prescription being issued. These services may require lenses and multiple office visits, and may incur additional fees. Sometimes, changes in a contact lens type or design may be necessary. The contact lens evaluation, fitting, and material fees for non-disposable lenses must be paid at the start of the fitting process. A contact lens prescription, which will include new specific information tailored for your needs, may be written after the entire fitting process is complete.
The cost of contact lens services is separate and distinct from the exam fees charged by the clinic. This is consistent with the majority of eye care providers in the area. If you have vision insurance and we are providers for your plan, we can file your contact lens services and/or materials with your insurance company. You are responsible for notifying us of your plan at the time of service, and for covering any costs not paid by your plan.