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Contact Lens Evaluations at Eye Department Eye Care & Eyewear in Portland, Oregon

Dr. Annie Bacon has been consistently praised for her contact lens evaluation and fitting services. Touching your eyeball can be scary and it takes a patient eye doctor to assist, train and encourage new patients and even those experienced patients working with new contact lens technologies. Patience is a virtue. Trust in your Portland Optometrist Annie Bacon to find the best contact lenses for your particular visual needs. Contact lens evaluations and fittings at Eye Department provide patients with a stress free atmosphere and the opportunity to try a variety of contact lenses and even colored contact lenses. There are many options including daily, extended wear and aesthetic beauty lenses that you can discuss with Dr. Annie.  Contact lenses sit on your ocular tissue called the cornea. The cornea can become inflamed or lack oxygen when contacts are misused or ill fitting. Our contact lens evaluation assesses the health of the cornea, the fit of the contacts and insertion and removal training if you are a first time wearer. There is an additional fee for contact lens evaluations. The fee depends on the difficulty of the fit.  Contact lens evaluations start at $59 and go up from there but vary based on several factors including prescription complexity. Whether you are new to contact lenses or have been wearing them for a while, it is important to get started with the basics. Portland Optometrist Annie Bacon at Eye Department Eye Care & Eyewear provides full-service eye care for contact lenses. This post will provide you with an overview of what you can expect during your comprehensive eye exam and contact lens evaluation. Full service means comprehensive and individualized eye care. Dr. Annie enjoys working with the latest and greatest contact lenses including dailies, cosmetic and colored contact lenses. Simply having worn a certain brand or a certain modality for an extended time period is not a reason to exclude  other options. It’s always fun trying the latest and greatest contact lens technology and what better way to make an informed opinion than to enjoy the process and try additional contact lens options.

What happens if a contact lens tears or rips during storage, insertion or removal? What should I do if my contact lens tears or rips? 


Recommendations for Contact Lens Wearers from the American Optometric Association

      1. Always wash your hands before handling contact lenses.
      2. Carefully and regularly clean contact lenses, as directed by your optometrist. Rub the contact lenses with fingers and rinse thoroughly before soaking lenses overnight in sufficient multi-purpose solution to completely cover the lens.
      3. 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 between cleanings.
      4. Use only products recommended by your optometrist to clean and disinfect your lenses. Saline solution and rewetting drops are not designed to disinfect lenses.
      5. 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 daily.
      6. Always follow the recommended contact lens replacement schedule prescribed by your optometrist.
      7. Remove contact lenses before swimming or entering a hot tub.
      8. See your optometrist for your regularly scheduled contact lens and eye examination.