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Contact Lens Exam in Erie

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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 determined 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 Shawnee Optical - West Erie in Erie today.

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Contact Lens Exams in Erie

Our optometry practice in Erie

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EyeMed
  • Medicare
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 26, 2024
Very good experience with the doctor's eye exam and helpful employees to get me fitted with glasses....
- Oct. 10, 2023
Dr. Piersol & Staff at Shawnee Optical are very friendly & provide great service.
- Aug. 03, 2023
A very pleasant and professional experience
- Aug. 01, 2023
Everyone was extremely nice.
- Jul. 05, 2023
The glasses these kids picked out with the staff look so fantastic! Tysm for all ur help!
- May. 11, 2023
The doctor and the staff are very knowledgeable and professional!
- May. 08, 2023
Great service and professional care!
- May. 05, 2023
You have a customer for life.
- Apr. 17, 2023
Friendly staff and great selection of frames to choose from.
- Apr. 04, 2023
Completely pain-free experience! Professional staff; warm & friendly. Answered all my questions. Com... plete thorough exam.
- Feb. 19, 2023
Dr. Piersol was extremely gentle, knowledgeable, and kind. I've been to eye care professionals for ... over 20 years and he made me feel comfortable than most. Thumbs up.
- Feb. 19, 2023
Professional, friendly staff. Prescriptions have been accurate and choice of frames is great. I high... ly recommend them.
- Jan. 19, 2023
Always a great experience. Thank you!
- Jan. 16, 2023
Eye exam in January and a scratched cornea "emergency" this week - both experiences at Shawnee were ... professional and super helpful
- Jan. 15, 2023
Great service !!!! Everyone was very helpful
- Nov. 14, 2022
The most down to earth staff I have ever met! Mary was so sweet and accommodating!!
- Oct. 27, 2022
Not a rush out the door business. Doctor and staff make sure your comfortable in every way with yo... ur decisions. Thank you for taking the time with all my questions and your patience.
- Aug. 03, 2022
Great experience at Shawnee Optical. I was able to visit with the Doctor, get fitted for contacts, a... nd order a pair of glasses in less than an hour. They said the estimate for the glasses to arrive would be 7 to 10 business days. I picked them up today which was less than a week from my original appointment. Katie was super friendly and helpful she pointed out a chip in the frames and ordered a new pair for me right away. I didn't even ask. Great customer service. I highly recommend.
- Jul. 11, 2022
Like the transition lenses the transition was smooth lol
- Jan. 15, 2022
Everyone was friendly and efficient. My glasses were done much quicker than anticipated and I love t... hem.

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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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