Premier Eye Care Group
Back to School and fall sports physicals are necessary for children as they embark on a new year. Most of the time, these physicals require an eye exam. You and your family can receive these services through Premier Eye Care along with a full eye exam to ensure your vision needs are cared for through another school year.
FIND THE NEW YOU AT PREMIER EYE CARE GROUP’S OPTICAL SHOPPES!
Welcome to our Optical Shoppes! Patients of Premier Eye Care Group enjoy a wide selection of fashionable women’s, men’s, youth and kids’ eyeglass frames available in our on-site Optical Shoppes. We offer the latest frames in a variety of styles, materials, and colors to complement each patient’s features, age, and personal style. We fit eyeglass lenses to your prescription and specifications, providing patients with options for scratch resistant and/or anti-reflective coatings, transition, progressive, and tinted polarized prescription lenses for sunglasses.
With so many eyeglass frame choices and styles, making a selection can feel overwhelming – especially when you, a person without 20/20 vision, are trying on frames without prescription lenses. We always suggest bringing along a friend or family member to help you make your selection, but our eye care professionals are also available to assist you. At our Optical Shoppes, our experts in frame selection will help you choose the best frames for your features and, after evaluating your prescription, your specific vision correction requirements.
A Perfect Fit for Frames
Once you have found your frames, which compliment your style and enhance your features and we have inserted lenses cut to your prescription, one of our eye care professionals will also adjust your new eyeglasses to ensure they fit properly. During a fitting, we will adjust your frames so they rest evenly on your face, fit snuggly yet comfortably around the backs of the ears and on the nose, and so the frames do not jiggle or slip down the bridge of your nose. We want you to leave Premier Eye Care Group seeing clearly and, while wearing your new glasses, feeling like the best version of yourself.
Premier Eye Care Group – Your Source for Contacts in Harrisburg
At Premier Eye Care Group, we offer a variety of hard and soft contact lenses for normal eyes and hard to fit conditions. Contacts are corrective lenses designed to be worn on the tear film of the eye, rather than over the eyes fitted in frames. For this reason, many patients find that contacts provide a wonderful alternative to eyeglasses due to an active lifestyle or simply because they prefer to see clearly without the feeling or look of wearing eyeglasses.
Contact Lens Evaluation and Fitting
Contact lenses are a medical device. If improperly worn, fitted, or cared for, contacts can actually cause irritation, infection, inflammation, or permanently damage the eyes resulting in vision loss. For this reason, a proper contact lens evaluation and fitting are required for all patients planning to wear contacts. During a contact lens evaluation, our optometrist will assess eye health and measure your eyes, recording the size, shape, and curvature of your cornea, pupil, and iris to determine the type of contact lenses needed.
We offer a wide variety of soft contact lenses including daily wear, extended wear, disposable, and colored. During an evaluation, our optometrist will discuss various contact lens options with you to determine your preferences. For example, how often you expect to change your contacts or if you want to enhance or alter your eye color with contacts.
While not everyone is a candidate for contact lenses, we do offer contacts for patients with conditions like astigmatism, keratoconus, or presbyopia, which require special lenses. We offer soft or hard toric (football-shaped) lenses for patients with astigmatism, a condition characterized by a toric shaped cornea rather than a round cornea. Patients with keratoconus, will benefit from rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, commonly called hard lenses, which allow air to flow freely to the eye, reducing the risk of infection. We also provide patients with contact lens options for presbyopia including both monovision and multifocal lenses.
During a contact lens fitting, we ensure your new contacts fit and are made to the correct prescription. We also teach contact wearers how to insert, remove, and properly care for contacts to ensure the eye health and safety of all our patients.
We invite you to schedule a contact lens evaluation and fitting with our optometrist to find out if contact lenses are right for you.
Schedule an appointment today with one of our contact lens specialists to see which option is right for you!
TAKING CARE OF YOUR LENSES
The following guidelines for care of contact lenses have been developed in partnership by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Contact Lens Association for Ophthalmologists, the Cornea Society and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
• Before handling contact lenses, wash your hands with soap and water, then rinse and dry them with a lint-free towel.
• Minimize contact with water, including removing lenses before going swimming or in a hot tub.
• Contact lenses should not be rinsed with or stored in water (tap or sterile water).
• Do not put your lenses in your mouth to wet them. Saliva is not a sterile solution.
• Do not use saline solution and rewetting drops to disinfect lenses. Neither is an effective or approved disinfectant.
• Wear and replace contact lenses according to the schedule prescribed by your eye care professional.
• Follow the specific contact lens cleaning and storage guidelines from your eye care professional and the solution manufacturer.
• During cleaning, rub your contact lenses with your fingers, then rinse the lenses with solution before soaking them. This “rub and rinse” method is considered by some experts to be a superior method of cleaning, even if the solution you are using is a “no-rub” variety.
• Rinse the contact lens case with fresh solution — not water. Then leave the empty case open to air dry.
• Keep the contact lens case clean and replace it regularly, at least every three months. Lens cases can be a source of contamination and infection. Do not use cracked or damaged lens cases.
Handle your contact lens solution with care:
• Do not re-use old solution or “top off” the solution in your lens case.
• Do not transfer contact lens solution into smaller travel-size containers. This can affect the sterility of the solution, which can lead to an eye infection.
• Do not allow the tip of the solution bottle to come in contact with any surface, and keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
• If you store your lenses in the case for an extended period of time, consult the instructions for the lenses or the contact lens solution to determine if re-disinfecting the lenses is appropriate before you wear them. In no case should you wear your lenses after storage for 30 or more days without re-disinfecting.