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Contact Lenses & Contact Lens Fitting in Erie

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Do your glasses get fogged up and splattered in the rain?

Are your eyeglasses getting in the way of playing sports?

Want to reinvent your look?

If you’ve been diagnosed with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or even astigmatism, contact lenses are a great choice to help you see clearly. Contacts offer a full field of focused vision wherever you look. Because they move with your eyes, they allow you track moving objects with sharp and clear and peripheral vision.

Shawnee Optical - West Erie will help you find the perfect contact lenses for your needs and lifestyle.

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How Contacts Can Help You See & Look Your Best

  • They’re great for sports and the outdoors

    Contacts offer a clear, wide field of vision, so that you can keep your eye on the ball, no matter where it is.

  • They provide visual comfort like never before

    Today’s contact lenses are made from a wide range of comfortable, breathable materials, ensuring a great wearing experience.

  • You can choose from a range of options

    From monthly-wear contacts, daily disposables and multifocal/bifocal to colored lenses and toric lenses, contacts can fit every need and lifestyle!

  • They’re perfect for every situation

    Contact lenses won’t get wet in the rain or fog up when you wear a mask. Enjoy the freedom, comfort and convenience of contacts on a night out, when exercising, or just an ordinary day at the office.

No matter the kind of contact lenses you’re seeking, whether monthly, weekly and daily lenses for single vision, astigmatism and multifocal correction—we've got you covered! 

So, what are you waiting for?

Experience the freedom of contact lenses!


What to Expect at Your Contact Lens Exam & Fitting in Erie

  • Eye doctor consultation

    During your contact lens exam, your eye doctor will ask you about your medical history and discuss any lifestyle or health considerations you may have. Do you have astigmatism or dry eye syndrome? Seeking colored contact lenses? Are you over 40 and struggling to read small print in books and menus? No matter the issue, we'll make sure you get the perfect contacts for your needs.

  • Get your contact lenses fitted

    Poorly fitted contacts can cause blurry vision, discomfort and may even damage the cornea. To ensure you have the most comfortable fit possible, your eye doctor will take measurements and run tests to find the right contact lens for you.

  • Receive your trial pair of contact lenses

    Once your eye doctor has determined the optimal lenses for your needs and eyes, they will often offer you a trial pair. Once you’re satisfied with the comfort and clarity of vision these contacts provide, you can buy as many contact lenses as you need for ultimate comfort and clear vision.

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See the World in a Whole New Way With Contact Lenses!

Contact Lens FAQs

Can children wear contact lenses?

Yes. Contact lenses can be an excellent vision correction option for children. There’s no specific age recommendation for children to start wearing contacts. Rather, parents should assess when their child is mature enough to properly care for them. Proper storage, cleaning and hygiene when inserting and taking out contact lenses are all essential for successful contact lens wear.

Can I wear contact lenses if I have astigmatism?

Yes. Toric lenses are a specific type of contact lens specially designed to address issues connected to astigmatism. In most cases, those with astigmatism can wear their choice of soft contact lenses, including monthly and daily disposables.

Are contact lenses comfortable?

Yes. Original hard contact lenses used to be quite difficult to adapt to. However, thanks to technological advancement, today's contacts are more breathable and comfortable than ever before. In most cases, soft contact lenses are easy to adapt to, even from the very start.

Why might daily disposable lenses be right for me?

Daily disposable lenses are a good choice for those who enjoy the convenience of throwing out used contacts each night, and inserting a new pair in the morning. This saves money, since there is no need for contact lens solution or a case to keep the lenses in. It also ensures that no debris has accumulated on the lenses overtime, since you insert a new one every day.

Why might monthly-wear contact lenses be right for me?

Monthly-wear lenses are great for those responsible enough to take good care of their lenses according to their eye doctor’s instructions. They tend to be made of sturdier material than daily-wear lenses, meaning they don’t tear as easily. The material also lets in more oxygen to the eye, preventing serious complications that can harm your long-term eye health. They are also more eco-friendly (think one lens per month vs. thirty) and are less expensive up-front.

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- Mar. 13, 2024
Trusted and knowledgeable doctor.
- Mar. 04, 2024
Dr. Piersol & the whole staff were very friendly & knowledgeable. They were able to make my daughte... r an appointment quickly that worked around her school & sports schedule. They were also very helpful with figuring out our Eye Insurance. Overall positive experience all around.
- 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.

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Contact Lenses 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
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