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Contact Lens Services

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The UPMC Vision Institute’s team of optometrists offer the most all inclusive contact lens services in the Western Pennsylvania region.

In addition to lenses which correct nearsightedness and farsightedness as well as astigmatism, we specialize in difficult to fit patients with high astigmatism, dry eye and presbyopia.

In addition, we feature a comprehensive medical contact lens clinic, fitting patients requiring complex fittings such as keratoconus, LASIK induced keratoectasia, corneal transplants, corneal scars, artificial corneas and trauma.

In addition, we provide scleral lens services for patients who have severe ocular surface disease stemming from conditions such as Sjogren’s syndrome, graft versus host disease, neurotrophic keratitis, Steven’s Johnson Syndrome, or chemical injury to the eye. Prosthetic lenses used for traumatic injuries or congenital abnormalities are also available.

All fittings include insertion and removal training, and personalized recommendations for lens disinfection systems, wearing schedules and follow up care. According to federal law, contact lens prescriptions expire in one year.

Paying for your lenses

We participate in a variety of vision insurance plans which can help to defray the cost of contact lenses. Please check with your insurance carrier to see if the UPMC Vision Institute is a participating provider. The costs of medically necessary lenses which require multiple fitting visits and custom lens designs may or may not be a covered by medical or vision insurance plans. For these situations, we suggest that you check with your insurance company regarding their policies prior to your appointment. Our staff will help you with submitting the required documentation to file a claim. For patients who do not have coverage, we offer payment through the Medical Bureau of Pittsburgh.

Contact Us

For more information, or to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist, please contact the UPMC Vision Institute at 412-647-2200 or 1-800-446-3797.

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