We are now at our new address:
2800 NW 36th St
Entrance is on lower level, south side of building, behind Starbucks and Dunkin’
Order your year supply of contact lenses from us for a competitive price!!
First Time Contact Lens Wearers
The professionals at Kid's Eye Site have a great deal of experience fitting kids in their first pair of contacts. A new fit requires training on proper insertion and removal, as well as important instructions on care and hygiene. We will spend as much time on your training as you require. We want you to be good at, and feel comfortable with, handling your new contacts.
During your new new fit you will be given a free pair of trial contact lenses to wear for a couple of weeks. A follow up exam will take place sometime during your first two weeks of lens wear to make sure the contact fit and prescription is working the best way possible for you.
Experienced Contact Lens Wearers
If you are already accustomed to contact lenses and have worn them in the past, we also see patients who just need to renew their contact lens prescription. Call today to schedule your contact lens exam!
How long does my prescription last?
Each contact lens prescription is good for ONE YEAR. This is regulated by federal law. Unfortunately, we can NOT fill a prescription if it is expired! The reason the government has regulated this is because eye health can be affected by contact lens wear. Because the front of your eye (the cornea) becomes less sensitive with long term lens wear, sometimes patients are unaware that they may be experiencing problems. It is important for a doctor to check the health of your eyes at least once a year. In addition, your prescription may have changed slightly over the year. To renew your prescription schedule an appointment with your eye doctor.
How do I order contact lenses?
Depending on the brand we typically use lenses that need to be replaced one time per month. Contact lenses come six to a box. Each contact is good for a month (making sure they are removed for sleeping) so one box is good for 3 months. If you have a different prescription between each eye you will need two different boxes which will last 6 months.
Contact Lenses vs Glasses
Contact lenses are a luxury for people who have a hard time seeing clearly but do not always want to wear glasses. Even if a person chooses to exclusively wear contacts they must have a back-up pair of glasses in case they get eye infections which prevent them from wearing their contacts.
You can NOT use your glasses prescription to fill a contact lens prescription! And vice versa. Prescriptions for contact lenses and glasses are usually different, because the contact lens sits ON your eye as opposed to IN FRONT of your eye. Therefore it is dangerous and can hurt your eyes if you wear a contact lens prescription that the doctors prescribed for your glasses. Also, when a doctor creates your contact lens prescription they have to take into account the brand and fit to your eye, which you cannot get on a glasses prescription.
Contact Lenses vs. Eye Health
If contact lenses are replaced on time, cleaned, not slept in, and fit by a doctor, contacts are healthy for us. If they are NOT taken care of contacts can cause permanent blindness or vision loss!
In order for our eyes to be healthy they need great deal of oxygen, and today contact lens manufacturers are making contacts that allow lots of oxygen to get to the eye!
• Unlike glasses contacts give the patient a wider Field of View
• If a patient has a particularly high prescription, contacts cut back on the Magnification/Minification effects that glasses have.
• Contacts can be a preferred look Cosmetically.
• While working out or playing sportscontacts can be more functional.
If we sleep in our contacts, do not clean them and over wear them they can cause major problems to our eye health!
• Corneal Ulcers are very serious infections that can permanently decrease our vision.
• Infiltrates are infections that usually precede ulcers.
• Neovascularization is when blood vessels grow onto and across the cornea.
• Edema is the swelling on the cornea.