Center For Sight can order any custom prescription contact lens available on the market today. We carry recognizable brands such as Acuvue, Bausch & Lomb, Cooper Vision, Ciba, and SynergEyes. As a Center For Sight patient you can re-order your contact lenses quickly and easily with our on-line ordering system below.
There are many types of contact lenses available, with different materials (soft and rigid), bifocals, color and a variety of replacement schedules as well. Your optometric physician will suggest the best lens design and material for you. We specialize in fitting patients with hard-to-fit contacts, Ortho-K contacts and Toric contact lenses for astigmatism.
Order Contact Lenses
If you are a Center For Sight patient and have received a contact lens prescription within the last 12 months, Click Here to place an order for contact lenses. If your contact lens prescription is older than 12 months or you would like to schedule an appointment for a contact lens evaluations with an optometrist, Click Here.
Contact Lens Fittings
Once the standard eye examination has been completed, your optometric physician will need additional information before you can be fitted for contact lenses. General questions about your lifestyle and preferences regarding contact lenses will need to be taken into consideration when prescribing the appropriate lenses. Additional tests are needed to ensure proper fit, such as an evaluation of your eye’s surface (cornea).
- Measurement of the eye’s surface and curvature: An instrument called a keratometer will be used to measure the curvature of your eye’s clear front surface (cornea). It automatically assesses images of your cornea and creates mathematical representations of the curvature of the eye’s surface (K-readings). These measurements help the optometric physician determine the proper curve and size of the contact lenses. Corneal Topography may also be used. It provides precise details about surface characteristics of the cornea by analyzing photographic images taken of the way light projected into your eye travels. A computer creates and prints a surface “map” of the eye, with different contours represented by different colors.
- Pupil and Iris measurements: These are taken with a pupil card, ruler or pupillometer to determine the eye’s pupil and iris size. This is done to help achieve a proper sizing and orientation of the contact lenses.
- Tear film evaluation: The eye’s moisture content is evaluated through use of a small strip of paper inserted underneath the lower eyelid.
- Evaluation of the eye’s surface and contact lens fit: The health of the cornea is evaluated using a biomicroscope. This lighted instrument with magnification will provide detailed information about the eye’s surface as a baseline for the optometric physician to evaluate any future changes to the eyes, related to contact lens wear. The biomicroscope is also used to evaluate the fit of trial contact lenses.
After finding a contact lens that fits properly, is comfortable and provides the best vision, the optometric physician will write a prescription. This prescription will designate contact lens power, a shape matching the curvature of the eye (base curve) and diameter.
It typically takes at least two office visits to complete the contact lens fitting. After that, your eyes will need to be examined annually so the physician can monitor the health of your eyes.
Make the Clear Choice
Click here to request an appointment with a Center For Sight optometric physician or call the location closest to you:
Bradenton 756-3937 (EYES)
University Park 351-9440
Sarasota/Siesta Dr. 953-2020
Sarasota/Webber St. 923-4594
North Port 484-2020