Many of the patients who visit Midwest Eye Care do not require contact lens fitting services. Consequently, to be consistent with the majority of eye care providers in the metropolitan area, the cost of contact lens fitting services is separate and distinct from the exam fees charged by Midwest Eye Care doctors.
If you have VSP or EyeMed vision plan insurance, we can file your contact lens product and fitting fees with the insurance company. We are unable to file charges with any other insurance companies.
Nebraska and Iowa state regulations require that contact lens patients receive certain contact lens services before a contact lens prescription can be issued. The contact lens prescription will include very specific information not determined or provided during a regular eye exam performed by the doctor. These services may require multiple office visits and lenses. Sometimes changes in a contact lens type or design may be necessary and such services may incur additional fees. The fitting fee must be paid at the start of the contact lens fitting process, and a contact lens prescription may only be written after all of the services are complete.
A typical contact lens prescription consists of the brand of lenses, base curve, diameter, power(s) and expiration date. This is the basic information needed to completely describe the lenses to any supplier of your choice. Please be aware of the expiration date and plan ahead since a new exam may be necessary before you can purchase more contact lenses.
Patients being fit for disposable lenses are typically provided with trial lenses at no cost so that the contact lens optician can evaluate the fit and performance of the lenses on the patient’s eyes. These no-cost trial lenses are typically not available for non-disposable lenses, so many patients may be required to purchase their first set of soft lenses from Midwest Eye Care. After we have completed the evaluation, we will issue a final contact lens prescription.
Disposable/Spherical Soft Contact Lenses
There are many types of contact lenses available, varying by lens material and design, but only one or two lens types may be suitable for you. Your doctor and contact lens technician have recommended a disposable or spherical soft contact lens. Soft contact lenses generally provide better comfort and have a higher success rate than therapeutic lenses needed for medical conditions or high corrections. Definitions of the various types of contact lenses are included in this brochure.
Disposable/Spherical Soft Lens Fitting Services and Fees
Level One: The patient sees the doctor or contact lens department before and/or after the doctor’s exam. Wearing known lens parameters with a good fit, are overall satisfied with the performance of the lenses, and has little to no change or question of visual success.
Level Two: The patient sees the doctor or contact lens department before and/or after the doctor’s exam. Wearing known lenses that require some changes in the fit, design, powers, brand or materials. This type of visit may require a trial lens and follow-up visit. Fee: $50.00
Level Three: The patient sees the doctor or contact lens department before and/or after the doctor’s exam. Wearing unknown lenses or not having work lenses previously; or where very complex changes are needed (astigmatism not included). Trials will be needed along with one or more follow-up visits.
Fee: $65.00 / New CL Wearer: $80
Level Four: The patient sees the doctor or contact lens department before and/or after the doctor’s exam. New fit to disposable toric lenses for astigmatism. Fee: $95.00 / New CL Wearer: $110
Level Five: The patient sees the doctor or contact lens department before and/or after the doctor’s exam. New fit to disposable monovision or bifocal lenses.
Fee: $105.00 / New CL Wearer: $120
Level Six: Special/Custom Fit- fee to be determined.