Professional Contact Lens
When cared for properly, contact lenses
can provide a healthy and comfortable vision correction
option. There are
a variety of contact lenses that provide you with the same visual clarity you enjoy while wearing glasses. There
are many advantages of contact lenses over glasses including convenience and cosmetic value.
Contact lenses come in tens of thousands of combination of size, shape and power. That is why contact lenses
are a prescription item that must be prescribed by an experienced, contact lens professional like Dr. Belill. This
ensures a comfortable fit and great vision.
Professional Contact Lens Consultations may include:
- Dr. Belill's professional recommendation
regarding optimal combination of lens material, replacement
schedule, disinfection system, and medications.
- Assessment of visual acuity,
residual blur, tear film, lens movement and surface deposits with
previous contact lenses on the eyes.
- Computerized mapping (topography) and
microscopic corneal assessment to rule out signs of allergies,
infection, dry eye, oxygen deprivation, toxicity, degeneration,
inflammation or scarring related to past contact lens wear. See
- Office visits and diagnostic
disposable soft contact lenses as necessary.
- One-on-one consultation time with our expert CL staff members to review proper insertion and removal techniques, recommended replacement schedule + disinfection solution, rebate eligibility, risks of and warning signs of complications (24 hour extended wear, stretching lenses past due date, swimming, lack of hand washing, dirty CL cases, smoking, etc).
lenses are FDA-regulated prescription medical devices that can
cause serious complications
(SEE BELOW) including pain and permanent vision loss.
Proper preventative eye care to anyone wearing contact lenses requires a comprehensive eye health
exam along with professional contact lens consultation services every 12 months. Because your
eyesight is so valuable, our office is committed to providing the highest level of contact lens services
available in the area. Our thorough approach helps ensure continued success for the 4 C's (Comfort,
Clarity, Convenience, Complication rate). Professional contact lens consultations are mandatory and are
not a covered benefit for 99% of vision insurances. The fee is determined for each individual case based
on its complexity (expertise, time and equipment required).
Recommendations for Contact Lens Wearers
- Always wash your hands before
handling contact lenses.
- Carefully and regularly clean
contact lenses, as directed by Dr. Belill. If using multi-purpose
solution, rub the contact lenses with fingers and rinse thoroughly
before soaking lenses overnight in sufficient solution to
completely cover the lens. If using hydrogen peroxide system, no
rubbing is needed but be sure to store the lenses in the proper
case at least six hours before inserting again.
- Store lenses in the proper lens
storage case and replace the case at a minimum of every three
months. Clean the case after each use, and keep it open and dry
- Use only products recommended
by Dr. Belill to clean and disinfect your lenses. Saline
solution and rewetting drops are not designed to disinfect
- Only fresh solution should be
used to clean and store contact lenses. Never re-use old solution.
Contact lens solution must be changed according to the
manufacturer's recommendations, even if the lenses are not used
- Always follow the recommended
contact lens replacement schedule prescribed by Dr.
- Remove contact lenses before
swimming or entering a hot tub.
- See Dr. Belill for
your regularly scheduled eye examination and contact lens
Many contact lens patients
exhibit corneal damage, disease and