Contact Lenses Specialist
Whether you’re tired of wearing glasses or looking for a better way to see when you’re playing ball, contact lenses are a safe and comfortable option for most people. At Focused Eye Care, Dr. Joel Sollom and Dr. Jonathan Schorn offer patients a wide variety of contact lens options, from daily wear to color-changing lens. Located in Lakeville, and serving the surrounding areas of Apple Valley, Farmington and Rosemount, Minnesota, these optometrists are friendly, family-oriented, and conveniently located. Contact them today to schedule your appointment or book it easily online.
How do you know if contact lenses are right for you?
Contact lenses may be the right option for you if you have issues with your vision. If you’re an adult, contact lenses offer you many benefits, including:
- Vision improvement
- Natural look and feel
- Safety while playing sports
- Increased peripheral vision
- bility to wear sunglasses
Although many people can benefit from contact lenses, they aren’t the right option for everyone. If you have dry eyes or allergy eye, contacts may feel uncomfortable or make your symptoms worse. If you get recurrent eye infections, your optometrist may recommend not wearing contact lenses.
If you’ve been told you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, talk to your doctor at Focused Eye Care to see if contact lenses may be right for you.
Are contact lenses safe for children?
If you have a child who wears glasses, you may wonder if contact lenses would be a better option. That depends on a variety of factors, including your child’s age, maturity, and ability to handle responsibility.
Although most people’s eyes can tolerate wearing contact lenses at a young age, there are many things your optometrist considers before recommending contacts for children. Children must be able to demonstrate responsibility before considering contacts, as they need to care for the lenses and wear them properly.
While Dr. Sollom and Dr. Schorn can usually recommend contact lenses for children between ages 11-14, it’s often a collaborative decision between the doctor, the patient, and their parents.
What types of contact lenses are there?
At Focused Eye Care, Dr. Sollom and Dr. Schorn offer a variety of contact lenses, including:
- Soft contact lenses
- Disposable contact lenses, available in daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly
- Extended wear contact lenses
- Tinted or cosmetic contact lenses
- Rigid gas permeable lenses
- Toric contact lenses for astigmatism
- Bifocal contact lenses
If you’re ready to see what the world without glasses looks like, contact Focused Eye Care to learn what type of contacts are best for you and your eyes. Call the office to schedule your appointment or book it easily online today.
Contact Lens Evaluation and Explanation of Fitting Fees
Please understand that contact lens services are NOT included in your annual comprehensive eye exam. Your eye exam includes a prescription for eyeglasses, dilation (as needed) and full ocular health assessment.
Contact lenses must be evaluated annually and properly fit in order for your eye health and vision to be properly maintained. Most insurance companies DO NOT cover this portion. Following the contact lens evaluation or fitting process, you will have a current prescription that will expire in 1 year.
New and Current Contact Lens Wearers
There are three levels of fittings depending on the complexity of your prescription and lens type required. Fitting fees include a complimentary pair of contact lenses; lens case, solution and any follow up visits concerning the fitting within 60 days of the initial contact lens check with our doctor.
Level 1- $50 Single vision/Toric contact lens Fit
Level 2- $85 Multifocal or Monovision contact lens fit, RGP Fit
Level 3-$220 Specialty Lens Fit i.e. Keratoconus
There is a separate $35 charge for new wearers that require a Contact Lens Insertion and Removal training by one of our skilled staff
I understand that the fitting fee does not include the cost of the lenses, and that the lens supplies are ordered separately. Contact lens prescriptions will only be released after the initial fitting period is successfully completed and all fees are paid.
I understand even with proper care there are risks to wearing contact lenses, and that those risks increase with improper use. I must follow the instructions given to me by the eye care team about the recommended wear and replacement schedule to ensure the health of my eyes. I agree to remove my lenses at the first sign of problems and call the office immediately if I develop unusual pain or redness.