Contact Lens

Jamie N. Rodriguez, OD

The Contact Lens Specialist works with your doctor to ensure the best choice of lenses for your unique needs.

Contact Lens Alert

Circle contact lenses are soft lenses that make the iris appear larger and are available widely on the Internet in many different iris configurations such as those seen worn by performers and theatrical entertainers. These lenses are not FDA approved lenses and the consumer/patient should be alerted to the potential hazards and health issues regarding wearing these types of lenses. For more information, please review the article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Contact Lens Services
The Dean McGee Eye Institute Contact Lens Service is dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care. We provide a complete range of lenses from elective contacts to the most specialized medically necessary lenses. As a medical device that touches the surface of the eye, contact lenses can certainly impact the health of the eye, and proper preventative assessment and care must be taken to maintain successful wear.
Elective Contact Lenses 

Our contact lens fitting expertise allows us to fit patients who are new contact lens wearers, as well as those who have previously failed with contact lenses. Our contact lens specialists take into consideration your ocular health, refractive error, and lifestyle to recommend the best type of contact lens for your eyes. We offer the following elective contact lenses:

  • Gas Permeable Lenses
  • Soft Lenses
  • Multifocal Soft Lenses
  • Hybrid Contact Lenses
  • Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses

Medically Necessary Contact Lenses

The Contact Lens Service specializes in fitting patients that require medically necessary contact lenses for such conditions as:

  • Congenital or Post-Surgical Anisometropia
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Keratoconus
  • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
  • Contact Lenses for Children
  • Post Refractive Surgery
  • Prosthetic Contact Lenses
  • Injured Eye

Other Special Needs

  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Albinism
  • Unique Retinal Abnormalities

We offer the following types of medically necessary contact lenses:

  • Specialty Soft Contact Lenses
  • Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Hybrid Contact Lenses
  • Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
  • Prosthetic Contact Lenses

The Contact Lens Fitting

  • A comprehensive eye exam is required within one year of contact lens fitting to ensure continued good and proper eye health.
  • At the contact lens fitting you will be examined to see if you are a contact lens candidate. This examination includes the measurement of the corneal curvature, health assessment of the eye, and an in-office fitting with diagnostic lenses. Proper insertion,removal,and care of lenses are also demonstrated.
  • Contact lens fitting fees and contact lens prices vary depending on the type of lens used and the patient's specific needs. The Contact Lens Specialist at each location will work with your doctor to ensure the best choice of lenses for your unique needs.

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