By Law, contact lens exams are required in order get a contact lens prescription. The reason is because the Federal Drug and Administration (FDA) classifies contact lenses as medical devices. Quoted straight from the FDA: “Wearing contact lenses puts you at risk of several serious conditions including eye infections and corneal ulcers. These conditions can develop very quickly and can be very serious. In rare cases, these conditions can cause blindness. You can not determine the seriousness of a problem that develops when you are wearing contact lenses. You have to get help from an eye care professional to determine your problem.”
That does not mean this will happen to you. Millions of people wear their contact lenses safely as prescribed and determined from your eye doctor. Because the eye doctors at Eyes of East Sac want you to see and look your best, we provide contact lens services to wear contact lenses safely and effectively. This is an elective service and MAY be covered under insurance.