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Getting Contacts

Contact Lens Evalution

Good vision, eye health, and contact lenses should not be judged on price alone.
We at Golden Vision Clinic are educated and experienced — to give you excellence in

  • Testing
  • Evaluation
  • Fitting
  • Personal Care & Training
  • Follow-up care

THE PRE-CONTACT LENS EVALUATION INCLUDES

THE OCULAR AND VISUAL ANALYSIS: an extensive study of your eye health, spectacle prescription and visual needs.

THE CONTACT LENS EVALUATION: specialized tests to evaluate your eyes for contact lenses.

THE CONTACT LENS FITTING PROGRAM INCLUDES:

THE CONTACT LENS FITTING: one to three hours of diagnostic evaluations to check your response to contact lenses, and refining the design and prescription for you specifically.

PERSONALIZED AND INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING of contact lens handling and care, including videos, slide shows and a test. Also includes solutions to get you started.

THREE (3) MONTHS OF FOLLOW-UP CARE: this is the most important part of a contact lens program. We continually monitor how well the contact lenses are performing, as well as the health of your eyes.

OUR VIP FITTING PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDES:

…20% Courtesy on sunglasses — something you will want to take advantage of immediately to help you with your new contact lenses and your new look….All during the first six (6) months.

THE CONTACT LENSES !!!

Replacement cost of lenses at anytime also includes two office visits: the visit to dispense the lens and assure that it is comfortable and provides you, our patient, with good vision and one check-up visit at no additional charge for up to 30 days after dispensing the lens. We provide this to insure that all is well with you, your eyes, and your contact lenses. We care !!!

In many instances we have temporary loaner lenses available in the event of loss, breakage or refitting.

Get the best care for your eyes at Golden Vision Clinic

After completing your contact lens fitting, we will order your lenses. When your lenses come in (usually less than a week) we will call you to schedule an appointment for you to learn how to put your lenses on, take them off and to care for them.

That private visit with our contact lens technician will take about an hour and a half. Until that appointment, we will give you some artificial tears to simulate contact lenses, from the films and items that you have read you should basically understand how to put on the lenses. To review, wash your hands well, put a drop of artificial tears on your finger, hold your lids open and practice putting a drop in each of your eyes ten times each day. This will help you get used to the idea of touching your eye. You will have periodic contact lens checkups and these will be made in advance. These scheduled appointments are good appointments, if all is progressing normally then wait for that time.

If you have any questions or concerns prior to that time, please do not hesitate to call, we will answer your questions over the phone or have you come in sooner. Good quality, non-prescription sunglasses are extremely important with your contact lenses. They protect you from the sun, dust and wind, as you might become more sensitive. Also note that included in your 3 month fitting is a service policy, which reduces the cost of spare pairs of contacts, replacements, different color lenses, solutions and 20% off non-rx.

MonoVision

MonoVision is an outstanding alternative in bifocal-type contact lenses. In this system, one eye is focused for faraway and the other eye is focused for close. This can be done with any type of contact lens at this time.

This may sound unusual – but such well-known people as Johnny Carson, former Governor Richard Lamm, and former Presidents Reagan & Carter all use this system. Dr. Baron also wears MonoVision very successfully.

It is easy to use contact lenses in this way. You don’t have to use two pair of glasses, putting them on and off. Nor do you have to adapt to bifocals – no age revealing lines! Soft lenses are easy to adapt to and work very well.

We like to go slowly in helping our patients decide on this alternative. Initially we discuss with you all the pros and cons. Then we have you try out a pair of MonoVision glasses in our office. If that seems an acceptable alternative, we let you experience what contact lenses are like – how they feel, and how you see with them. If you are pleased with the contact lenses, we will pursue their use and care.

We have hundreds of patients happily using the MonoVision system.

For certain activities, such as night driving, some patients require a pair of glasses to wear over the contact lenses to balance both eyes, so that they see approaching headlights clearly, rather than one clearly and the other “haloed.”

Several of our patients who are bookkeepers, accountants, lawyers and secretaries have adjusted well to using the MonoVisioncontact lenses. Thus, MonoVision contact lenses are the prime source of vision aid, with glasses occasionally used for very specific needs.

If you need to close your eye that is not doing the task, just for second to program your brain which eye is doing what, that is OK. So, if you are reading and still adapting, for a second or two close your distance eye. But, do not continue for very long. You need to learn to do this electronically with your brain.

Set your near oriented world more to the near MonoVision side of your body. So, if your right eye is set near, then move your reading or monitor to the right side. It will assist with the adaptation.

Wear your contacts more than you would routinely, to help program your best computer and input (your brain and eyes).

Relax, it does take time to adapt or change the way you see.

Focus on what you CAN SEE!