At Maplewood EyeCare Center, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist in Wichita Falls. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Gunnell will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.
Contact Lens Fitting Fee
Patient’s ocular health: The condition of the eyelids, conjunctiva, cornea and tear fill all affect the optimal contact lens material, shape and care. Even your general health including any conditions you might have can affect ocular health: these must be taken in consideration as well.
History of previous eye surgeries or injuries: corneal irregularities or eye sensitivity can be brought on by environment, eye surgeries or injuries. In these cases more care may be required in order to prevent irritation or complications.
New patient vs. established patient: New patients often require longer more detailed appointments, because there is more history to collect and options to discuss. Established patients often pay a lower fee because our doctor has previous knowledge of the patient and any conditions they might have.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Gunnell determines what type of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the circumstance) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. This is called a refraction. Dr. Gunnell may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our optometrist, call 940-696-0296 today.
After determining the type of optical correction required, Dr. Gunnell works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best alternative for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be cared for daily. Depending on the product prescribed, lens replacement may be required daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. We will match your requirements to products available. Specialized contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at 940-696-0296 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses may be a good choice for you.