You can now re-order your contacts online! Our team will receive a notification when you are nearing the end of your supply, and will contact you to schedule your next yearly exam. It's as easy as that!
What Happens When You Get Contacts?
You may find that our contact lens process is different than other places you may have been. This is because we are a medically-based practice who places your eye care first.
To allow the medical team to properly review your eyes, your eyes will be dilated. The doctors will generate an eyeglass prescription and will evaluate the health of your eyes to ensure you are able to wear contact lenses.
The NYS Licensed Opticians in our optical department will transpose your prescription and fit you with appropriate lenses.
Because of this, you are not necessarily able to get your contacts that same day (unless your prescription didn’t change and our team has ordered for you before). When you need to re-order, simply click on the link above, and follow the easy steps. Have questions? Stop by our optical department or call (585) 394-2020, option #4.
Contact Lens Do’s & Don’ts
Do wash your hands before putting your lenses in or taking them out. Bar soaps without perfumes, creams, or deodorants are best. Do not use hand sanitizers when putting lenses in.
Do disinfect your lenses every night. Bacteria grow on the surface of contact lenses.
Do keep a pair of current prescription eyeglasses handy. If you have difficulty wearing your lenses due to illness or other reasons, you will want to be able to drive, work, or go to school and not have your routine disrupted.
Do wear sunglasses. You will be sensitive to sunlight when you wear contact lenses. A pair of good quality sunglasses will keep dust and dirt out of your eyes and a smile on your face.
Do wear hypoallergenic, water-based makeup. Other kinds don’t dissolve in tears, so they can be trapped under your lenses or leave oily deposits.
Do come in for your yearly check-up to ensure long and healthy contact lens wear.
Don’t swim while wearing your contact lenses. Soft lenses absorb the water and collect bacteria. Gas permeable contact lenses can easily be washed away.
Don’t clean your lenses with water. Bacteria can grow and cause infection.
Don’t switch brands of solution. Cross branding can cause preservative interactions and can result in your developing intolerance to your lenses.
Don’t sleep with your contact lenses in your eyes. Lenses can stick to your cornea and can cause your cornea to become injured.