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Contact Lens Exam in Springfield Commons

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Discover the Freedom and Convenience of Contact Lenses

  • Need bifocal or multifocal contacts?
  • Rigid gas permeable or soft lenses?
  • Disposables, dailies or colored contacts?

Contact lenses give wearers a full field of focused vision no matter where you look. Because they move with your eyes, contacts help allow you to track action with sharp and clear peripheral vision. Moreover, if you lead an active lifestyle, contacts provide more freedom and flexibility to enjoy your favorite sports.

A contact lens exam will help us determine the perfect contact lens fit for your eyes and lifestyle!

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Experience a New Perspective With Contact Lenses!


What to Expect From Your Contact Lens Exam

  • Regular eye exam

    During your comprehensive eye exam your optometrist will check that your eyes are healthy and will test your vision to determine your contact lens prescription.

  • Contact lens consultation

    During your contact lens exam your optometrist will check for dry eye symptoms and consult with you to determine what type of contact lenses are the best fit for your lifestyle and vision needs.

  • Contact lens fitting

    For ideal vision correction and comfort, contact lenses must fit well. Your optometrist will examine the size and shape of your cornea and pupil to ensure the right fit.

  • Contact lens trial and follow-up

    Your optometrist will insert trial lenses and ask you to keep them on for 15-20 minutes to be sure the fit is comfortable and vision is clear. After a few days, you'll come in for a follow-up evaluation.


Where Can I Get a Contact Lens Exam?

The right contact lenses, carefully fitted and prescribed by your optometrist, can provide many benefits and prevent discomfort and eye disease.

Once you have determined the right contact lens, you can start enjoying the benefits and freedom of daily or regular contact lens wear.

We offer contact lens exams at our eye clinic and will help determine the best contact lenses for your needs and eye shape. Simply schedule your appointment by contacting Shawnee Optical - Springfield in Springfield Commons today.

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Contact Lens Exams in Springfield Commons

Our optometry practice in Springfield Commons

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Spectera
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Aetna
Patient Reviews
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- Feb. 27, 2024
I went to another company & after several attempts to correct my vision at 2 different locations, th... ey finally admitted they they didn't know how to do it. Dr. Penny immediately recognized the problem & addressed it appropriately.
- Dec. 04, 2023
Staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Never have a long wait time and the office is always nice and cl... ean.
- Nov. 10, 2023
Courteous, Professional and prompt! Best eye exam I have ever had.
- Jun. 27, 2023
Everyone was nice and polite from walking in for my visit till I was leaving.
- Apr. 16, 2023
Great service
- Mar. 20, 2023
Everyone here is professional, personable and knowledge. I always experience excellent care when I'm... here.
- Mar. 16, 2023
Friendly, efficient, thorough exam.
- Mar. 03, 2023
Love the atmosphere and the people that work there.
- Feb. 20, 2023
Dr. Penny is the only person that will work on my eyes until he decides to retire.
- Jan. 24, 2023
Complete customer satisfaction. Exams..new glasses or adjustments. Friendly..helpful staff. .quality... eyewear . Highly recommended!
- Dec. 20, 2022
I had a great experience here! I was in and out super quick and my glasses were in within a week and... a half. They’re great quality. The staff was super nice and helpful as well.
- Oct. 13, 2022
Everyone here is very friendly and knowledgeable!
- Oct. 12, 2022
Dr. Penny is always spot on when it comes to your prescription and your eyes. The staff is very nice... !!
- Jun. 25, 2022
I ordered sunglasses and daily glasses and needed to change lenses in my sunglasses. Stopped in on F... riday a half hour before closing and Tom sat down with us to help me understand and correct the lenses. He took his time and was so wonderful. I had the absolute best experience and can’t say enough about how patient & kind he was. Thank you Shawnee optical & Tom. 5 stars all day long. Wish I could give 10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- May. 23, 2022
Please consider Shawnee Optical! The staff is very friendly, helpful and easy to work with. Dr. Penn... y is a nifty professional who presents with knowledge, thoroughness, and a friendly approach to his examination process. This is a great place!
- May. 10, 2021
Until recently it had been many years since I had purchased my last pair of glasses from Shawnee Opt... ical but the staff were always ready to provide good customer service when I would take my glasses in for minor repairs. I recently had an eye exam at Shawnee Optical and purchased a new pair of glasses. The optometrist and staff were very professional and patient and again provided good service. In my opinion this business is an asset to our community and I plan to continue to support them as a part of our local economy.
- Apr. 20, 2021
I've gotten my eyes examined an have gotten serval pairs of glasses over the last couple years from ... then. I always get great service and products from them.
- Mar. 21, 2021
Dr. Penny was awesome. Very Professional and informative.
- Mar. 01, 2021
UPDATE: The manager did take care of the situation below, that resulted in a 1 star. Along with tha... t, I gave Shawnee Optical another go at delivering a better experience. I ordered another pair of glasses. The process was smooth, the staff was more than helpful, and the order came in ridiculously fast! Great job pulling it together and coming through. Old review: Horrible experience, and still without glasses after SIX weeks! My wife and daughter went to Shawnee Optical to look at their selection of glasses. My daughter, 7 years old, required glasses to correct astigmatisms in both eyes with the hope of resolving her migraines. We needed to obtain the glasses as soon as possible. On January 20th, they tried on glasses, and on January 23rd, we called to set up the order. Angel told me that everything would be fine, and we would have my daughter’s first set of eyewear within two weeks. On February 1st, I call to check on the status of the order. The gentleman said he could not find the order and would have to check with Angel to see what’s going on. February 4th, I get a call back from the same gentleman. He said the order did not go through, they could not expedite, and it would be another two weeks. I called again on February 18th and he said I would get them “next Monday or Tuesday.” I called on February 22nd, and the office is closed for repairs and won’t be open until 03/01/2021. Today, 03/01/2021, I called, the office is still closed, and their voicemail is STILL full. Almost SIX weeks into the ordering process with no glasses for my child….. This would not have been easy to deal with if it was my order. However, since my seven-year-old daughter continues to have migraines, it makes it 100 times worse. I hope this review deters other parents from going through the same issue.
- Feb. 08, 2021
Very good service from very nice people.

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Contact Lens Exams FAQs

Can dry eye sufferers wear contact lenses?

Usually, yes. While some types of contact lenses can aggravate symptoms of dry eye syndrome, such as eye dryness, redness and irritation, other contacts are perfectly suitable for dry eyes. Speak with an eye doctor near you regarding your dry eye symptoms, and they'll prescribe the perfect contact lenses for ultimate comfort.

Can a child wear contact lenses?

It's a case-by-case basis. Typically, eye doctors don’t prescribe contacts to children under the age of 11 or 12, though there are exceptions. Wearing contact lenses requires responsible care, including cleaning and disinfecting routines. Most teenagers can handle contact lens care if they’re motivated to wear contacts.

Do I need an eye exam and prescription for tinted contact lenses?

Yes! Even if you’re just using contacts to change the color of your eyes, you still need an eye exam and a prescription. Contact lenses are a medical device and require fitting by an eye doctor.


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