Our Doctors of Optometry are known for their expert services for proper contact lens fit.
Contact lenses provide a safe and effective way to correct vision when used with care and proper supervision. Contacts can be a good alternative to eyeglasses, depending on your eyes and your needs. Contacts come in a variety of types, from hard contacts to soft contacts, rigid gas permeable (RGP) to multifocal. Our skilled Optometrists will work with you to find the best fit for your lifestyle.
How do contacts work? Worn directly on the surface of the eye, contacts help to correct refractive errors the same way eyeglasses do, by adding or subtracting focusing power to the eye’s cornea and lens. For certain conditions, contact lenses may be considered medically necessary.
Contact Lens Fitting & Appointments
At Jervey, we have several Doctors of Optometry on our team who specialize in contact lens prescriptions and specialty lens services.
If you’re interested in contact lenses, please let our appointment team know this when scheduling your annual exam, so they can schedule you with the correct Optometrist provider. (Our surgeons and general Ophthalmologists in most cases do not fit contact lenses.)
If you’re scheduling a contact lens appointment only (not a full eye exam), then you must have had an eye exam within the last six months. A contact lens fitting is separate from a routine eye exam.
Insertion & Removal (I&R) Appointment
Typically needed for patients who are new to wearing contacts or for those obtaining a new type of lens, an I&R appointment is essentially a one-on-one “class” with a lens technician. These visits may take up to an hour and the goal is for you to learn the proper technique to insert, remove, and care for your type of contacts.
Your I&R appointment may be scheduled directly after your contact lens fitting. However, depending on schedules and the availability of the contact lens you need, we may request that you return on a different day. Additional I&R appointments may be required if there’s a need for additional training, or if you change to another type of contact.
The cost of I&R appointments is included in the original Contact Lens Fitting Fee.
Learn more about insertion and removal by watching this video.
William H. Ballinger, III, O.D.
Steve M. Andreasen, O.D.
Catherine Bowden, O.D.
W. David Coleman, O.D.
Bridget M. Whaley, O.D.
Our modern, efficient facilities include four eye care offices in Greenville, Simpsonville and Easley, South Carolina. Each eye care center offers one-stop convenience for eye exams, eyeglasses and eyewear selection, purchase, and fittings.