Ordering Contact Lenses
To determine the contact lens that is the most appropriate and comfortable for you and your lifestyle, our experienced optometrists will take you through a few simple steps.
Step 1: Eye Evaluation
During your initial contact lens evaluation, our team will work with you to determine which type of contact lens is ideally suited to your eye’s unique physiology. We’ll also find the necessary prescription needed to correct your vision while learning about any other relevant eye conditions, such as astigmatism, dry eyes, or allergies.
Step 2: Activities Assessment
Next, we’ll take the time to talk with you about your lifestyle. This is critical to help determine the right type of contacts for you. Things like working at a computer all day, living an active lifestyle, swimming, and personal preferences all affect your contact lens options.
Step 3: Contact Lens Fitting
If your eyes are determined to be acceptable for contact lenses, a contact lens fitting appointment will need to be scheduled. This visit is typically performed on a different day than the initial eye exam.
The contact lens fitting appointment includes:
- Discussion of lens options
- Selection of the appropriate lens material
- Measurement of your corneal curvature
- Instruction of proper lens insertion, removal and care
- Trial pair of disposable lenses if applicable
The contact lens fitting fee is not included in your eye examination fee. Lens fitting fees vary, depending on the lens design and complexity of the fit.
Free shipping is provided with an annual contact lens supply purchase.
Contact lenses Built for You and Your Lifestyle
Cascade Eye & Skin Centers stays on top of the current rebates from manufacturers. Not only can you use insurance and/or HSA/FSA to purchase contact lenses, but most contact lenses also have a rebate! Rebates have gotten very easy to submit and only take a few minutes.
Standard & Specialty Contact Lens Fits
For more than 30 years, we’ve helped patients with a wide range of standard to difficult-to-fit conditions. At Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, we have multiple Eye Physicians and Certified staff to help meet those needs.
Contact Lens Basics
- Soft Lenses: Flexible lenses made of gel-like plastic. They are instantly comfortable and designed to be worn for long periods. They’re also suitable for conventional daily wear, extended-wear, multifocal, cosmetic colored, post-surgical and more!
- Rigid Gas Permeable lenses (RGP’s): Made from a rigid plastic that retains its shape when you blink. They often provide sharper vision than soft contact lenses. However, unlike soft lenses (which are instantly comfortable), RGP lenses may require some getting used to.
- Daily Wear: Contact lenses that must be removed each night.
- Extended Wear: Contact lenses that can be worn for consecutive days without removing.