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Contact Lens Exam in Edwardsville

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Discover the Freedom and Convenience of Contact Lenses

  • Need bifocal or multifocal contacts?
  • Rigid gas permeable or soft lenses?
  • Disposables, dailies or colored contacts?

Contact lenses give wearers a full field of focused vision no matter where you look. Because they move with your eyes, contacts help allow you to track action with sharp and clear peripheral vision. Moreover, if you lead an active lifestyle, contacts provide more freedom and flexibility to enjoy your favorite sports.

A contact lens exam will help us determine the perfect contact lens fit for your eyes and lifestyle!

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Experience a New Perspective With Contact Lenses!


What to Expect From Your Contact Lens Exam

  • Regular eye exam

    During your comprehensive eye exam your optometrist will check that your eyes are healthy and will test your vision to determine your contact lens prescription.

  • Contact lens consultation

    During your contact lens exam your optometrist will check for dry eye symptoms and consult with you to determine what type of contact lenses are the best fit for your lifestyle and vision needs.

  • Contact lens fitting

    For ideal vision correction and comfort, contact lenses must fit well. Your optometrist will examine the size and shape of your cornea and pupil to ensure the right fit.

  • Contact lens trial and follow-up

    Your optometrist will insert trial lenses and ask you to keep them on for 15-20 minutes to be sure the fit is comfortable and vision is clear. After a few days, you'll come in for a follow-up evaluation.


Where Can I Get a Contact Lens Exam?

The right contact lenses, carefully fitted and prescribed by your optometrist, can provide many benefits and prevent discomfort and eye disease.

Once you have determine the right contact lens, you can start enjoying the benefits and freedom of daily or regular contact lens wear.

We offer contact lens exams at our eye clinic and will help determine the best contact lenses for your needs and eye shape. Simply schedule your appointment by contacting Edwardsville Vision Center in Edwardsville today.

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Contact Lens Exams in Edwardsville

Our optometry practice in Edwardsville

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • MetLife
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 23, 2023
Very friendly staff and helpful.
- Mar. 13, 2023
Go every year, Luv this place. Dr. Is awesome and also all staff. Professional, friendly, helpful.... Always helps me choose best frames for my face. I gather 3 Frames I like and girls help with their opinion as to their choice for me. Always works out. Always satisfied with everything. I go there every year.
- Jan. 24, 2023
It was my first time there, the doctor was super nice and so were the rest of the people working the... re. No one pushed any purchases on me at the end, which was appreciated. I plan on coming back!
- Dec. 27, 2022
Worked great with kids!
- Oct. 25, 2022
I just brought my daughter to get her eyes checked today. Everyone was extremely nice!! The eye doc ... was incredible with my daughter and very patient with my almost 3 year old monster! I will be making my appointment next! Definitely an amazing place to get your eyes checked!
- Oct. 18, 2022
I have been going to Edwardsville Vision Center for 4 years and they have always been amazing !
- Sep. 30, 2022
Very friendly and fast service. Customer service is great I would recommend this place
- Sep. 25, 2022
Friendly staff! Very Professional! This is the only eyewear place I’ll go to!
- Sep. 22, 2022
Quick, convenient affordable. Nice and knowledgeable staff.
- Sep. 13, 2022
Great experience. Quickly in and out with exam. Parking leaves a little to be desired with the strip... mall having limited spaces available for many shops. But not the vision Centers fault.
- Jul. 22, 2022
Great place , wonderful staff .
- Jun. 14, 2022
All were very helpful and professional. Would recommend for your next eye exam!
- May. 11, 2022
I was looking for some place new who was friendly and experienced. I found just that when going to ... Edwardsville Vision Center!
- Feb. 15, 2022
Dr and staff are professional and friendly. Nice selection of frames.
- Jan. 23, 2022
Great service, very friendly!
- Dec. 27, 2021
Repeat customer, never a problem!
- Oct. 19, 2021
Super friendly staff. They were very helpful finding me the perfect frames too! Highly recommend.
- Sep. 14, 2021
This place is great. The staff are superstars.
- Jun. 25, 2021
I have been a patient here for several years now and I leave feeling taken care of every time. I alw... ays have many questions and can be very indecisive about things yet everyone shows so much patience. Dr. Carr is so informative and I learn something new from her every time I'm there. My husband and I went in for our annual check ups today and nearly the whole staff helped us pick out glasses we would be happy with and didn't rush us at all. They were all so fun and welcoming. Thank you to Dr. Natalie Carr and the staff for being so awesome!
- Jun. 14, 2021
My son is autistic and very hard to work with. Everyone there made it easy for him. He was still ner... vous but for the first time we didn’t get sent to STL for an eye exam!

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Contact Lens Exams FAQs

Can dry eye sufferers wear contact lenses?

Usually, yes. While some types of contact lenses can aggravate symptoms of dry eye syndrome, such as eye dryness, redness and irritation, other contacts are perfectly suitable for dry eyes. Speak with an eye doctor near you regarding your dry eye symptoms, and they'll prescribe the perfect contact lenses for ultimate comfort.

Can a child wear contact lenses?

It's a case-by-case basis. Typically, eye doctors don’t prescribe contacts to children under the age of 11 or 12, though there are exceptions. Wearing contact lenses requires responsible care, including cleaning and disinfecting routines. Most teenagers can handle contact lens care if they’re motivated to wear contacts.

Do I need an eye exam and prescription for tinted contact lenses?

Yes! Even if you’re just using contacts to change the color of your eyes, you still need an eye exam and a prescription. Contact lenses are a medical device and require fitting by an eye doctor.


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