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Contacts & Contact Evaluation

The contact lens market has grown tremendously in recent years.  There are so many different brands and materials on the market today.  

Patients often wonder which contact lens is the best?

As Dr. Kaluzne will tell you there is not one best contact lens.  His answer is always, the contact that gives you maximum comfort throughout the day, the best vision and the contact that best fits your lifestyle.  This could be: daily, 2 week or monthly disposable soft contacts, rigid gas permeable contacts, astigmatism/toric contacts, multifocal/bifocal contacts, high oxygen/silicon hydrogel contacts, color contacts, custom fit contacts, or many other types.

During a contact lens fitting or update a patient can expect the doctor to discuss all the potential contact lens options.  Together they will determine which contact lens is the most appropriate. At Kaluzne Vision Care we make sure to keep all of our patients up to date on the advancements in contact lens technology.  Because of these advances in technology the doctor might recommend a patient switche to a healthier, more comfortable and/or contact that provides better vision.  But these changes are always discussed before any change is made.

Another common question is, why is there an additional fee for the evaluation of contacts?

Contact lens patients require additional testing and monitoring over and above what is done during a comprehensive eye exam. The FDA classified contact lenses as medical devices in 2004.  Often your contacts may feel fine but there are health risks that are taken very serious.  To renew your contact lens prescription and order more contacts, each contact lens patient must have a yearly evaluation.  These procedures are not part of a standard comprehensive eye exam.

During the evaluation:

·        The doctor will check the power of the contacts to make                they are correct

·        Using a slit lamp microscope the fit of the contact lens on  the eye will be evaluated

·        Using the slit lamp the doctor will evaluate the health of the  conjunctiva and cornea to check for possible complication  from contact lens wear. 

·        Our office also does routine topography on all contact lens wears to check for certain cornea problems. 

·        A corneal screening using an endothelial specular          microscope is performed to further assess corneal health  and check for contact lens problems. 

·        Finally the doctor will review any new contact lenses or  materials that may improve you’re the comfort or health.

Kaluzne Vision Care is excited to provide our patients with the KONAN CellCheck XL - clinical specular microscope system.  This state of the art technology allows us to detect corneal endothelial damage.  Your cornea is your window to the world.  It is the clear outer layer of the eye and is the most important focusing element of the visual system.
Older styles of contact lenses do not transmit oxygen as well as today's high oxygen contact lenses.  Because of their lower degree of oxygen transmission, long term wear of these older types of lenses may produce corneal damage.  The ONLY way to check for these changes is by being screened with the specular microscope.