Medically Necessary Contact Lenses from Our Optometrist in Bloomfield Hills, MI
Many people think contact lenses are only for cosmetic purposes, but that's not true! Many people wear contact lenses for medical reasons. Here are some frequently asked questions about medically necessary contacts that we at Barry P. August O.D, P.C. in Bloomfield Hills, MI, can help answer!
What Are Medically Necessary Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses considered medically necessary are those that correct vision issues and improve the quality of someone's life. Different types of medical conditions are fixed with contact lenses. For example, people with keratoconus often need to wear special contact lenses to see correctly.
Medical contact lenses are covered by insurance, unlike colored contact lenses or other cosmetic options. This coverage is because they are an essential part of treatment for a vision condition.
How Do I Know If I Need Medically Necessary Contact Lenses?
The best way to find out if you need medically necessary contact lenses is to talk to an optometrist. If you have a vision condition with the option of contact lenses, your eye doctor will likely prescribe them. However, in some cases, you may need to get a referral from your primary care doctor before you can see an optometrist.
What Are the Different Types of Medically Necessary Contact Lenses?
There are different types of necessary contact lenses, and the style you need depends on your specific condition. For example, people with keratoconus often need rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lenses. These lenses are made of a rigid material that helps correct vision problems caused by keratoconus.
Other specialty contact lenses considered medically necessary include scleral lenses, large-diameter contact lenses that vault over the entire cornea, and hybrid lenses, a combination of hard and soft materials.
How Can Our Optometrist Help?
At Barry P. August O.D, P.C., we can help you determine if you need medically necessary contact lenses and prescribe the correct type of lenses for your needs. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care, and we will work with you to ensure that you have the lenses you need to improve your vision. Through a thorough eye exam, our optometrist can help you find the right type of lenses for your needs, even if you need glasses or eyeglasses.
See Clearly at Barry P. August O.D, P.C.
If you think you may need medically necessary contact lenses or have any questions about contact lenses, call us today at (248) 858-2535 to make an appointment. We will happily answer any of your questions in Bloomfield Hills, MI, and find the right contacts for you!