Contact lens guidelines

See Well Omaha contact lens guidelinesSee Well Omaha offers these contact lens guidelines for our patients.

Contact lenses can only be given to a patient with a current contact lens prescription.

The use of daily wear or extended wear contact lenses is not without risk. Improper care can lead to eye infections and/or blindness. It is important to follow prescribed wearing time, cleaning technique, and solution system.

Regular eye exams are strongly recommended. Your eyes can go through gradual changes in size, shape, and physiology, which can alter the fit of the contact lenses as well as the overall health of the eye.

All contact lens patients have 90 days from the date of the original contact lens exam to complete any necessary follow-ups to finalize the contact lens prescription. If the 90 days are exceeded, there will be a charge associated with additional visits. All required follow-ups are necessary in order for your finalized contact lens prescription to be released and/or a supply of contacts ordered. An attempt should be made to wear contact lenses to all follow-up appointments.

All contact lens prescriptions expire one (1) year from the date of your exam. Trial contact lenses are intended for new patients only and may not be available should your supply run out. Contact lenses cannot be ordered once the prescription has expired, and orders will be filled in appropriate increments to last until the expiration date.

It is your responsibility to maintain a backup pair of glasses. It is essential for overall eye health that contact lenses be removed periodically, and up-to-date glasses will be required for proper vision.

Sunglasses are strongly recommended when wearing contact lenses outdoors. This will ensure your eyes are protected from damaging UV rays, which your eyeglasses may have been filtering out previously.

You may return for credit any unopened and unblemished boxes of contacts, provided all boxes were purchased from this Pearle Vision location. No refunds for contacts will be issued.

It is strongly advised that you talk with your optometrist before beginning any over-the-counter or prescription eye drops. Some medications can adversely effect contact lens wear, causing discomfort, redness, decreased vision, and eye health complications.