Many people benefit from wearing contact lenses, but they’re not right for everyone. A thin plastic lens that’s placed directly on the eye, contact lenses may be uncomfortable for people with certain conditions. For instance, contacts may irritate those with dry eye or allergy eye, making their condition more symptomatic. Also, if you have recurrent eye infections, contact lenses may not be recommended.
Contact lenses also require a certain amount of responsibility to wear. Children must be responsible enough to clean and take care of their contacts before Dr. Stein recommends wearing them. For most children, the recommendation comes between ages 11-14, based on a decision that includes Dr. Stein, parents, and the child.
Otherwise, contact lenses may be right option if you need lenses to correct:
If you want to wear corrective contact lenses, you must have a prescription. To get a prescription, you must have Dr. Stein complete a comprehensive eye and vision examination. During this appointment, she discusses your options, including what type of contacts best fit your condition and lifestyle, and determines what level of vision correction you need. She does this with either a phoropter (an instrument involving lenses to test each of your eyes) or an automated device.
If you’re interested in cosmetic lenses, you may not need a prescription. These lenses are used to mask color variations or irregularities and can be worn to change your eye color temporarily.
Dr. Stein offers a variety of contact lenses at her Ravenswood office, including:
Dr. Stein also offers cosmetic contact lenses. These can be custom made to mask color irregularities. If prescription or cosmetic contact lenses interest you, contact Dr. Stein’s office today. You can even schedule your appointment directly online.
We accept the following insurances. If you do not see your insurance provider on this list, please contact our office and we can verify your benefits.
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