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Contact Lens Fittings

Contact lenses are a medical device which require proper fit and care to maintain healthy eyes by an eye doctor. Dr. LaPaglia will help you determine the best design and modality of contact lenses specifically suited for your eyes, prescription, and lifestyle. There are many choices available today for patients who wear contact lenses. Contacts are more comfortable to wear than ever, and new advances continue to make contacts an option for people with various types of refractive error.

Contact lenses are medical devices that must be monitored and properly cared for to avoid complications. When contact lenses are worn as instructed, the risk to your eye health and vision are low. However, medications, environmental factors, other health concerns, non-compliance, over wear, or individual response may affect the success of your contact lens experience.

How can you get contact lenses?

Your contact lens evaluation are available in addition to an annual eye health exam. The evaluation services include:

  • Analysis of your individual needs.
  • Additional testing:

-Biomicroscopic observation of the ocular surface

-Assessment of quality and flow of tears

-Assessment of corneal integrity, sensitivity, curvature, and mapping

-Eyelid evaluation and aperture size

  • Ocular allergy considerations
  • Medical considerations
  • Prescription determination, vertex distance
  • Lens selection, using all data collected to determine the best lenses for each individual
  • Evaluating adaptation response
  • Assessment of lens position, movement, and centration
  • Visual acuities
  • Contact lens care and handling, including sample of cleaning/disinfection solution with instruction for cleaning, storing, make-up, and soap usage
  • Wear schedule determination
  • Patient questions

Dr. Bansal is an expert in fitting soft, hard (RGP) and hybrid contact lenses, including multifocal and astigmatic correction lenses. She is also experienced with fitting specialty scleral contact lens evaluations for patients with keratoconus, very high astigmatism, or other corneal abnormalities that make it impossible to use regular contact lenses.

Other contact lens options we offer 

Daily Disposable Lenses

Frequent Replacement Lenses

Conventional Annual Replacement Lenses

Bifocal/Multifocal Lenses

Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses

Astigmatic/Toric Lenses

Extended Wear Soft Lenses

Overnight Sight Orthokerotology Lenses

Keratotoconic Lenses

Post Corneal Surgery Lenses

Caring for contact lenses

After your contact lens prescription has been finalized you will be offered the opportunity to purchase up to a one-year supply of contacts through our office. Our prices are competitive and we are happy to provide this service allowing you to get your contact lenses from a doctor you trust. You may however, opt to take your soft contact lens prescription elsewhere.

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