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Choosing Contact Lenses

Whether you’re tired of wearing glasses, or you’re new to glasses and are nervous about changing your look, our contact lenses can help you get acclimated to your new lifestyle.

Our helpful and knowledgeable optometrists and optical center staff are more than happy to discuss your choice of wearing contact lenses instead of glasses, and will assist you with learning more about contact lens care, maintenance, and re-ordering. We will also provide you with tips and tricks for inserting and removing your lenses, so that you can ease into the process.

THE BENEFITS OF CONTACT LENSES

Are you tired of seeing the world through smudged lenses? Sick of switching between your prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses? Contact lenses could be the solution to your eyewear headaches. There are many benefits to making the switch from glasses to contact lenses. Say goodbye to heavy frames resting on your nose and ears. Get your peripheral vision back. While glasses can leave your side vision blurry, contacts give you full vision coverage without edges or a ring around your vision. Contacts won’t fog up when it rains, after a warm shower, or when you open the oven. You won’t have to purchase special prescription sunglasses for outdoor activities. You can play sports without worrying about your glasses falling off and breaking. Most people are glad they made the switch.

CONTACT LENS EVALUATIONS:

1. Contact lens exam expires a year from RX date.
2. Once contact lens RX is expired product can not be ordered.
3. Contact lenses can only be sold to last within the year time of RX data, contacts will not be sold to last after expiration date.

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23.72. PRESCRIPTIONS

(a) Optometric prescriptions shall bear:

  1. The name, address, telephone number, facsimile telephone number and license number of the optometrist.
  2. The name of the patient
  3. The date the prescription is issued by the licensed practitioner.
  4. The expiration date

(b) Contact lens prescriptions shall specify the lens type, the specifications necessary for the ordering and fabrication of the lenses, number of refills and expiration date consistent with the type and modality of use of the contact lens being prescribed, but the expiration date may not be greater than 1 year. The prescription may include a statement of caution if the statement is supported by appropriate findings and documented in the patient’s medical record.

(c) Pharmaceutical prescriptions shall specify the name of the drug prescribed, quantity and potency prescribed, expiration date, number of refills allowed, instructions for use and any indicated precautionary statements.

(d) Spectacle prescriptions shall specify any information that would be relevant to manufacturing glasses including the dioptic value of the sphere, astigmatism, prism, slab off, add power and axis or orientation of the astigmatism correction. The expiration date of the spectacle prescription may not be greater than 2 years.

AUTHORITY
The provisions of this 23.72 issued under section 3(a)(2.1) and (3) and (b)(9) and (14) of the Optometric Practice and Licensure Act (63. P.S 244.3(a)(2.1) and (3) and (b)(9) and (14)).

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