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Contact Lens Exams

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At Bay State Eye Associates, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist in Methuen. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, we 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.


Prior to prescribing contact lenses, we 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 either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Methuen optometrist, call 978-687-3220 today.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, we 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. 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. Call us at 978-687-3220 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.

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 978-687-3220 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.

Common Questions From Patients

Can I wear contacts?

-Yes! There are many different lenses to try today. Almost anyone can comfortably wear contacts.

Even Bifocals?

-Yes! There are still several options open for patients that have trouble seeing up close to read, and far away. There are lenses from Bifocals, Progressive lenses to Mono Vision. We are here to make the best of your vision.

What if I never wore contacts before?

-No problem! Dr. Kahan and staff will find a contact lens that fits your eyes best and even your life style. After your exam a staff member will set up a day convenience for you to come back and learn the proper way to insert and remove contact lenses. We also go over with you how to take care of your lenses to get the full use out of them. Once you have completed the class you will try the contact lenses out for a week and return with them on if you are completely happy with them. I you are not happy with them we want to find a pair you are happy with. Once you return with a comfortable pair Dr Kahan will finalize your Prescription and order your contacts. For you convenience we offer rebates with the purchase of a year supply on most brands and we can even mail them to your door.