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Mexico: 573-581-8668
Vandalia: 573-594-2525

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At Precision Eyecare, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrists. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Carl Abbott or Dr. Teresa Stice will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.

Evaluation

Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr.'s Abbott or Stice determine what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use a phoropter, an automated instrument, and/or hand-held lenses to take these measurements. Proper fit to the eye is also critical to initial and long-term success.  This is carefully evaluated prior to any initial attempt at contact fitting.  To schedule an appointment for a contact lens evaluation call Mexico: 573-581-8668 | Vandalia: 573-594-2525

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, Dr.'s Abbott and Stice work with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution.  Certain contact lenses and/or contact solutions can be used to overcome these conditions to some extent. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. 

Cosmetic Lenses

Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at Mexico: 573-581-8668 | Vandalia: 573-594-2525 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.

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