Contact Lens

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. However, these lenses are not FDA-approved lenses, and you 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 at DMEI

Following routine comprehensive eye exams or other medical or surgical eye care procedures at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, your doctor may recommend that you wear corrective contact lenses. If lenses are recommended, our contact lens specialists at DMEI will work with your doctor to ensure the best choice of lenses for your unique needs.

The DMEI 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

Our Contact Lens Service also 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
  • 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 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 for diagnostic 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 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!