Contact Lens Prescription in Oklahoma City

Contact Lens Services at DMEI

Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to wearing eyeglasses for millions of people. Contact lens wear is also perfect for patients who only need them on special occasions or during sports. It’s essential to find the best contact lens prescription and type for your specific needs. Our Dean McGee Eye Institute contact lens specialists work with your doctor to ensure the best choice of lenses for your unique needs. We offer a complete range of contact lenses, from elective contacts to the most specialized, medically necessary lenses. We’ll perform a contact lens fitting to ensure the most comfortable and best fit for your eyes. 

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. Our contact lens fitting expertise allows us to fit patients who are new contact lens wearers and those who have previously failed with contact lenses. Our contact lens specialists consider 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:

  • Soft Lenses
  • Multifocal Soft Lenses
  • Hybrid Contact Lenses
  • Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses

Medically Necessary Contact Lenses

Our DMEI contact lens specialists have extensive knowledge fitting patients that require medically necessary contact lenses, including: 

  • Congenital or Post-Surgical Anisometropia
  • Corneal Transplant
  • Keratoconus
  • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
  • Post-Refractive Surgery
  • Prosthetic Contact Lenses
  • Injured Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular Albinism
  • Unique Retinal Abnormalities

To treat or to help compensate for the above the conditions, your doctor may recommend the following types of medically necessary contact lenses:

  • Contact Lenses for Children
  • Specialty Soft Contact Lenses
  • Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Hybrid Contact Lenses
  • Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses
  • Prosthetic Contact Lenses

What Happens During a Contact Lens Fitting?

A comprehensive eye exam is required within one year of your contact lens fitting to ensure continued good and proper eye health.

During your contact lens fitting, you will be examined by one of our contact lens specialists to determine if you are a contact lens candidate. This examination will include a measurement of your corneal curvature, a health assessment of your eyes, and an in-office fitting and evaluation of lenses. Your contact lens specialist will also demonstrate the proper insertion, removal, and care of your new lenses.

Contact lens fitting fees and contact lens prices vary depending on the type of lens used and your specific eye care needs.

Contact Lens Alert

Circle contact lenses are soft lenses that make the iris appear larger. They are available widely on the internet in many different iris configurations, such as those seen worn by performers and theatrical entertainers. It is important to know these contact lenses are not FDA-approved lenses, and you should be alerted to the potential hazards and health issues regarding wearing them. For more information, please review the article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

What Happens During a Contact Lens Fitting?

A comprehensive eye exam is required within one year of your contact lens fitting to ensure excellent eye health. During your contact lens fitting, you will be examined by one of our contact lens specialists to determine if you are a contact lens candidate. This examination will include a measurement of your corneal curvature, a health assessment of your eyes, and an in-office fitting and evaluation of lenses. Your contact lens specialist will also demonstrate the proper insertion, removal, and care of your new lenses. Contact lens fitting fees and contact lens prices vary depending on the type of lens used and your specific eye care needs.

Common Causes of Red Rings Around the Iris

Many patients worry about waking up to notice red around the iris after wearing contact lens. When you see redness around the cornea while wearing your contact lens, it is called ciliary flush or perilimbal redness. If you wear your contacts while you sleep or for extended periods, you may have poor oxygen transmission to your cornea. The lack of oxygen is called hypoxia and often creates the red ring around your iris, orcontact lens keratitis. You can help prevent red rings around your iris by cleaning your contact lens and never sleeping in the lens. Other causes of red rings around the iris include: 

  • Conjunctivitis – Also known as pink eye, conjunctivitis includes symptoms of red and burning eyes. 
  • Iritis – Also known as a common inflammation of the eye, iritis is an inflammation on the inside of the eye that often causes a ring-shaped red pattern outside the eye.
  • Environmental Causes – Allergic reactions caused by common substances often cause eye redness. These substances include lotions, showering products, dust, chlorine, makeup, and sunscreen.

Request an Appointment Today

Our DMEI eyecare team is here to help you find the perfect contact lens prescription and type of lenses to fit your lifestyle. We’re dedicated to helping patients stay comfortable with acute vision in Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to request a contact lens exam. 

Contact Lenses at the Dean McGee Eye Institute

If your doctor recommends contact lenses to aid your vision, our team of contact lens specialists can help find the best lenses to fit your unique needs. Schedule a contact lens fitting and start seeing more clearly by calling 405.271.6084 or 800.787.9012 to set up your appointment today!