The Art & Science of Fitting Contact Lenses
Achieving quality vision and contact lens comfort takes experience and attention to the patient’s unique needs.
Our optometrists carefully assess each patient’s: age, medical issues, lens prescription, hobbies and sporting activities, career and work environment expectations.
A complete eye examination, including corneal topographical measurements, must be completed before our optometrist determines if the contact lenses are appropriate for a particular patient, particularly, if one of the following is a factor: keratoconus (irregularly shaped cornea), recent corneal transplant, LASIK, or Radial Keratotomy (RK) dry eye.
Our optometrists use a corneal topography instrument to measure the front and back surfaces of the cornea, noting the curvature and health of the entire cornea. This information makes it possible for our optometrist to design the ideal lens within the shortest period of time and minimize the number of patient visits. Our optometrist carefully explains the advantages and disadvantages of both “hard” (rigid gas permeable) and “soft” lenses. The fitting process is essentially the same for both types of lenses.
A number of lens options are available, and our optometrist will carefully consider which lens will give you the optimal results.
clients about us
Friendly, professional and knowledgable. Nice staff and no long waiting.
Both the doctor and the gals who work with him and his patients, are genuine, caring, personable, knowledgeable, professional in every way. The front desk staff is warm and friendly. They take a personal interest in the patient as a whole person, not just a set of eyes. It’s always a positive experience visiting this office.
I had a great experience, staff was friendly, courteous and all was very prompt. A lot of places make you wait no matter what time you’re scheduled for and here they were true to appointment time. Doctor Oppenheimer was really great at explaining everything going on, I saw her back in 2014 and this is what brought me back to South Palm Eye Associates. Thank you for the great experience!