Contact Lens Exams

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At Lafayette Eye Associates, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective contact lens evaluations, prescription management and fittings are provided by our experienced doctors in Lafayette Hill. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, our doctors can perform a contact lens evaluation for you if you are a current contact lens wearer or would like to begin wearing contact lenses. The FDA considers contact lenses a medical device and by law a contact lens prescription is valid for no more than one year. Our doctor will perform additional tests and discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle, as no two fingerprints are exactly alike and the same is true for your eyes. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.


Prior to prescribing contact lenses, our doctors determine what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. Our doctors may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. The FDA considers contact lenses a medical device and by law a contact lens prescription is valid for no more than one year. To schedule an appointment for an eye exam and contact lens evaluation, call (610) 825-3937 today.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, our doctors work with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your every day lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution in which case a contact lens evaluation would not be necessary. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at (610) 825-3937 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.

Cosmetic Lenses

Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at (610) 825-3937 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.

Understanding Contact Lens Evaluation Fees

Contact lenses are a big part of our practice and we are often asked questions about how the contact lens evaluation and fitting works and how the fees are calculated. In order to help our patients better understand contact lens fees and services, we have put together this contact lens evaluation explanation form.