Prescription contact lenses in Algonquin
Eye Boutique carries a wide selection of contact lenses from top brands. We’re your best source for all contact lens types including contact lenses for astigmatism, dry eyes, presbyopia, keratoconus and many other considerations.
Popular types of contact lenses include:
Soft contact Lenses
Rigid gas permeable lenses (RGP/GP)
Disposable Lenses (daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly)
Extended wear contacts
Colored contacts (prescription & non-corrective)
Bifocal & multifocal contact lenses
Pediatric contact lenses
Sports contact lenses
- Toric contact lenses
- Astigmatism contact lenses
- Varifocal contact lenses
- Scleral contact lenses
- Hard contact lenses
- Progressive contact lenses
- Reading contact lenses
- Contact lenses for sleeping
- Contact lenses for presbyopia
- Contact lenses for monovision
- Contact lenses for keratoconus
- Contact lenses for myopia
- Contact lenses for farsightedness
- Contact lenses for nearsightedness
- Contact lenses for cataracts
- Contact lenses for hyperopia
- Contact lenses for glaucoma
- Contact lenses for strabismus
- Contact lenses for computer users
- Contact lenses for flat corneas
- Contact lenses for night driving
- Contact lenses for light sensitive eyes
- Contact lenses for older adults
- Contact lenses for athletes
We also offer specialized contact lenses for astigmatism, orthokeratology (overnight vision correction) or prosthetic needs.
Contact Lens Brands Available at Eye Boutique
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Get the best price on contact lenses, with or without vision insurance
Whether you have vision insurance, HSA or flexible spending account with funds you can use for contact lenses, Eye Boutique gives you the best value.
We take more types of vision insurance in Algonquin, including VSP insurance coverage for contacts, and are happy to do an insurance check and explain what your plan actually covers (and how to maximize your benefits).
No insurance? No problem! Many of our patients don’t have vision insurance and are still able to afford comprehensive eye care and brand name contact lenses.
Visit us for a free consultation with one of our eye care specialists, and we’ll take the time to answer your questions and explain your best options.
Contact lens fitting & consultations in Algonquin
Your optometrist considers your eye shape, prescription and lifestyle to determine the best type of contact lens for you and evaluate your eye health to identify potential issues affecting contact lens wear.
During your contact lens consultation, we’ll provide clarification and instruction in proper insertion, removal and care for your contacts.
HOW CONTACT LENS EXAMS AND FITTINGS WORK
Whether you already wear contact lenses or are considering getting contacts for the first time, you may wonder why you need a separate exam and fitting, especially if you already have a prescription for eyeglasses.
What is a contact lens exam?
Contact lens eye exams begin like routine eye exams: your eye doctor checks your eyes for any possible health issues and writes a prescription for corrective lenses.
Then you’ll have additional tests specific to contact lenses:
Corneal topography measures the transparent front surface of your eye (the cornea) to determine the contact lens size you need. This is a completely non-invasive test using a diagnostic instrument and a computer to create a detailed “map” of your cornea, including curvature, shape and regularity.
Biomicroscope (slit lamp) exam shows a highly magnified version of your eye so the doctor can check your eye health and look for any damage or changes that may have been caused by wearing contact lenses. The slit lamp is an instrument made up of a binocular microscope and an adjustable light which lets the doctor focus on specific parts of your eyes.
Measuring the pupil & iris can be done by holding a gauge (typically a card or ruler) near your eye or with an automated instrument. Knowing the diameter of your pupil and iris allows your eye doctor to choose the right size contact lenses for your eyes.
Evaluating the tear film determines whether your eyes produce enough tears to be able to wear contact lenses. This is done with a small strip of paper or a special fluorescein dye. Patients with low tear production may be able to wear contact lenses made for dry eyes, or may be advised to avoid contact lenses (in cases of extremely dry eyes).
Contact lens exams cost more than routine eye exams because of the extra tests and follow-up required to ensure a comfortable fit and optimal eye health while wearing contact lenses.
Why can’t I use my eyeglass prescription for contact lenses?
Eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions are very different. With glasses, your corrective lenses sit about 10-15 millimeters away from your eye, while contact lenses rest directly on the surface of the eye.
Both types of prescriptions include lens power and magnifying power. Contact lens prescriptions include individual eye measurements for a perfect fit.
Base curve measurement is how much the back (inside) of the contact lens needs to curve to fit your cornea properly.
Diameter determines the size of your contacts, which varies depending on the type of contact lens you wear.
Lens brand (or material) are specified in the prescription.
Schedule a contact lens exam in Naperville, stop by, or contact us for a free contact lens consultation with an eye care specialist.