Question about 1-week contact lens exam check-up

Discussion in 'Contact Lenses' started by Kimi, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. Kimi

    Kimi Guest


    I'm going to have my 1-week contact lens exam check-up coming up. Is
    this a quick appointment? What will the doctor do? Will he look at my
    eyes with the lenses on, off, or both?

    Also, I'll get my actual boxes of lenses that day. This office always
    seems to come up with amazing charges. Will they allow me to simply buy
    2 boxes of my Acuvue 2 lenses or am I going to have to fight them? I
    can just imagine them pre-printing an invoice with 8 boxes or something
    already on it. I just want two boxes so I can get the lenses elsewhere
    later, I don't mind getting the first two boxes from them, which should
    be free with the $60 I have remaining on my insurance.

    Finally, do you think I'll have to fight them for an official

    One more thing, is there likely to be more contact lens exam check-ups?
    Or is this 1-week one, the final one for the year?

    Kimi, Jul 13, 2003
  2. Kimi

    Kimi Guest

    Dr Judy wrote:

    How many boxes would they have me buy to waive the fitting fee, any
    idea? If their prices are reasonable I have no problem buying from
    them. What does your office charge for Acuvue 2s?

    Kimi, Jul 15, 2003
  3. Kimi

    Dr Judy Guest

    You'll have to ask them. In Ontario, optometrists are required, by law, to
    charge our cost of materials plus fitting fee, so there is no way to waive
    fitting fee. Our new fit fee is a flat fee plus cost of materials and
    Dr Judy, Jul 15, 2003
  4. Kimi

    Kimi Guest

    Maybe they don't have that fee here. If the fitting fee is standard
    that is cool with me. I thought you were saying if I try to buy my
    lenses from someone else in the future they are going to invent new
    charges to charge me. haha.

    I've already been charged eye exam $55 US and contact lens exam $55 US,
    so I'll just have to see what else they'll charge.

    Thanks for the help.
    Kimi, Jul 15, 2003
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