CONTACT LENS REMOVAL POLICY
Refractive or Cataract Surgery Evaluations ONLY
Our physicians and staff at John L. Bonner Eye Clinic want to make every effort to ensure you have the best visual result following your surgical procedure. Therefore, we ask that you adhere to the recommended protocols regarding the removal of contact lenses. Wearing contact lenses, especially over a long period of time, can temporarily alter the shape of the front surface of the eye (the cornea). This pressure can influence critical measurements that must be taken prior to the treatment.
It is essential that contact lenses are removed and your eyes are allowed to rest for a period of time before your measurements are taken for the procedure.
Please adhere to the following guidelines in removing your contact lenses:
For those who have not had an exam:
Rigid contact lenses, including gas permeable should be removed for a minimum of 3 weeks prior to your refractive or cataract evaluation.
Soft contact lenses should be removed for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to your refractive or cataract evaluation.
Warning: If contact lenses are worn during the required removal period, there is a strong likelihood that the ancillary tests and vision correction procedure will have to be rescheduled for a later date.
Please discuss any specific contact lens issues you might have with one of our patient care coordinators or your eye doctor.