Drs. Shah, Wiedeman, and Carniglia utilize virtually all brands and types of contact lenses available today, including bifocal lenses, lenses to correct astigmatism, and specialty lenses for irregular corneas. We have thousands of trial lenses in stock, and most patients leave the office with trial lenses the same day as their contact lens evaluation, or fitting.
New developments in soft contact lens materials have resulted in lenses that are more comfortable, less dry, and more “breathable,” allowing more oxygen to reach the eye, and these materials are now available in a wider range of prescriptions and wearing modalities.
Drs. Shah, Wiedeman, and Carniglia take pride in providing the clinical knowledge necessary for properly fitting you for contact lenses. Our physicians will take the time to discuss your lifestyle and vision correction needs and work with you to determine the best contact lens option for you. Choices include soft and gas permeable lenses, frequent replacement lenses, and hybrid lenses.
We offer the following types of fittings:
- Soft lenses
- Astigmatism soft lenses
- Bifocal or monovision soft lenses
- Rigid gas permeable (RGP or “hard”)
- Bifocal RGP lenses
After a detailed exam, we will determine together the lens replacement necessary for your lifestyle, which include:
- Every 1-2 weeks
At Del Negro & Senft Eye Associates, we strive to be on the cutting edge of new technology and advancements in eye care. We also fit advanced specialty contact lenses specifically designed for patients diagnosed with keratoconus or patients who have irregular corneas secondary to corneal surgery. These hybrid contact lenses offer a soft skirt for all-day comfort while the “breathable” rigid center keeps eyes healthy and provides crisp, clear vision.
Contact Lens Fitting Procedure
- If you DO NOT currently wear contact lenses, the first step in a new contact lens fitting is a complete eye examination. The contact lens fitting is a separate examination involving a detailed slit lamp examination, measurements of the size and shape of the cornea, and a refraction. Fitting fees depend on the type of correction required.
- If you DO currently wear contact lenses, our doctors will evaluate the fit and vision with your current contact lenses, assess the health of your eyes and recommend any changes if necessary. Fitting fees depend on the type of correction required.