Contact Lenses

Whether you are a teen getting your first pair of contacts or a long-time lens-wearer, we can help you with the perfect fit.

 

The eye care professionals at Affinity Health System will help you find the perfect contact lenses for your eyes and lifestyle. Our optometrists keep up to date on the latest advances in contact lens technology. For example, we offer Acuvue Hydraclear contact lenses, a new technology that allows more oxygen to reach your eye. The result is a more wearable, comfortable contact lens. We also offer contacts for patients with keratoconus (thinning and bulging of the cornea), bifocal wearers and other people who may think they are unable to wear contacts.

Types of Contact Lenses

Affinity Health System optometrists make sure your contact lenses fit your specific needs. We consider many types and brands of lenses to help you choose the right lens based on your vision, eye size and lifestyle.

There are two main types of contact lenses:

Daily Wear Contacts

You wear daily wear contacts for a maximum of 12 to 14 hours per day. Soft daily wear contacts last up to one year. Rigid gas permeable contact lenses last from one to five years.  After your contact lens fitting, if your lenses are uncomfortable or your vision isn’t as sharp as you expected, we’ll be happy to exchange or return them and help you find a better lens. Remember to keep your follow-up appointment, so we can help you spot any trouble within the usual 60-day warranty period.

Disposable Contacts

Disposable contacts come in multi-packs. You wear disposable contacts for two weeks to three months, depending on the type. Then, you discard them. Before we order you a supply of disposable contacts, we’ll give you sample lenses to confirm the fit and prescription. Multi-packs of disposable contact lenses aren’t returnable if they are opened or expired.

Once an Affinity optometrist finds you the right type of contacts, we’ll help you choose the best cleaning solutions. The right cleaning products and methods are important to make sure you have a comfortable and successful contact lens experience.

Contact Lens Fitting

A contact lens fitting is part of each vision exam for contact lens-wearers, whether you’re new to contacts or have worn them for years. During a fitting, the optometrist will make sure your contact lenses fit well and correct your vision properly. Most insurance companies do not cover the contact lens fitting fee, so please check with your insurer to determine coverage before your appointment.

Contact Lens Classes

Inserting and removing contact lenses can seem tricky for first-time wearers, or those who haven’t worn contacts for a long time. We offer individual one-hour classes to teach you about the type of lenses you have, how to insert and remove them, how to care for them, how long to wear them and how to clean them. The session includes helpful handouts so you can review class material at home. You may re-take the class at no charge until you feel comfortable with your contact lenses.

Follow-Up Care

Your optometrist will ask to see you for a follow-up appointment one to two weeks after the initial contact fitting. The follow-up visit is to confirm the fit and check your vision with the lenses. Be sure to wear your contacts to the office for this visit; otherwise, the appointment will take longer.

The follow-up visit will finalize your prescription, which will enable you to purchase up to a one-year supply of contact lenses at a time. If you don’t come back for a follow-up, you won’t be able to fill your contact lens prescription. For three months after your initial fitting, there is no charge for additional follow-up visits if you have questions about your contacts.

Affinity Contact Lens Reorder Line

Fox Cities (920) 996-4277
Oshkosh (920) 233-7332

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1506 S. Oneida St
Appleton, WI 54915
(920) 738-2000

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