VisionSource! - North America's Premier Network of Private Practice Optometrists
North America's Premier Network of Private Practice Optometrists

2 locations to serve

your eyecare needs.

University Place Office
Yelm Office


 

 


 

 

CONTACT LENSES


Our doctors offer our patients the newest in technology in contact lenses.  We believe that it is important to keep your eyes healthy and this starts by recommending the newest, healthiest lenses for your eyes and lifestyle.

 

Contact LensWe offer the following types of Contact Lenses:

     Bifocal and Progressive Contact Lenses

     Monovision Contact Lenses

     Astigmatism Contact Lenses

     Sports Contact Lenses

     Keratoconus Treatment

     Orthokeratology (Corneal Molding)

     CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy) Contact Lenses

     Pediatric Contact Lenses

     Colored Contact Lenses

 

How Do You Get Started?

 

Eye Examination

Prior to a contact lens examination it is important to have a complete vision and eye health examination. Whether it is glasses, contact lenses, lasik surgery or cataract surgery, a thorough eye Primary Eye Examexamination is an important first step. All of these options plus others can be looked at during this examination.

 

If you wear contacts, please wear your contacts to the appointment.  Also bring your glasses and your contact lens case.  If you are a new patient to our office please bring in your previous contact lens prescription or a set of remaining contact lenses in your box.  This allows the doctor to assess if your current contact lens material is the best, most appropriate lens for your eyes and also keeps the costs down on your contact lens fitting.

 

 

 

Contact Lens Fitting

A Contact Lens Fitting is over and above a routine eye examination.  In Washington State, you must have a routine eye exam within 6 months to be fit with contact lenses.  A contact lens fitting includes the selection of the appropriate contact lens based on measurements taken of your eye size, shape and prescription.  There are additional  factors to consider such as age, occupation, hobbies, eye health, physical health, dexterity, sports, just to mention a few.  Lens complexity plays an important part of the decision. The need for bifocals, astigmatism or binocular eye coordination issues need to be considered. We will also evaluate tear production and tear quality to be sure you will have a comfortable contact lens experience.

  

 

Inserting Contact LensInsertion and Removal  Training 

While it is not difficult, putting a contact lens into your eye for the first time can be a challenge for some people. We provide training to help you become comfortable with this process.  We will show you how to care for your lenses as well as give you hints that will make them more comfortable during the day.

 

 

 

  

Contact Lens CheckContact Lens Follow-up

Before a Contact Lens prescription is finalized, we will have you come back for follow-up appointments to make sure your eye is staying healthy wearing your contact lenses or if the fit needs to be adjusted. For some of our patients, one additional visit is all that this takes.  For patients with a more complex fit, it may take additional visits.  These visits are included in the fee for contact lens fitting.

 

In the final analysis, our greatest concern is for the health of your eyes. A safe wearing schedule and lens hygiene issues are outlined.