Contact Lenses Griffin Eye Clinic & Surgeons seeks to provide the best possible contact lenses and related services to our patients. Our Contact Lens Department offers all contact lens services at competitive prices. We fit all soft and gas permeable lenses, including tinted, toric, multifocal, aphakic, keratoconic, and therapeutic lenses.

We also provide custom lenses to correct glare from deformed pupils or to mask cosmetically unacceptable eye deformities. The close working relationship between ophthalmologists, optometrists, and contact lens technicians ensures the best fit with the proper lenses for your eyes.

Contact lenses are a great alternative or complement to glasses for those who require corrective eyewear. They come in a variety of forms, made of different materials, and designed for different patterns of wear. Our specialists can help choose the best type for your eyes, furnish you with the correct prescription, and provide expert instruction for proper care and use of your contacts.

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Our contact lens experts:

Terry Blanchard, LDOTerry Blanchard, LDO is our contact lens technician and has, also, been with our practice for over 30 years. Terry is extremely qualified to take care of any of your contact lens needs. Before going into private practice for himself, he was in charge of the contact lens department at Emory Eye Clinic. He not only did many of their fittings but he was instrumental in teaching resident physicians techniques needed for fitting simple contact lens to the more difficult fits, such as, patients with keratoconus and those who have large amounts of astigmatism that find it difficult to wear soft spherical contact lenses.

Brett S. Bordner, ODDr. Chado was born and raised in Frederick, Maryland. He performed his undergraduate studies at University of Pittsburgh and received his doctorate of optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Chado has completed multiple clinical externships with emphasis in ocular disease. Dr. Chado has received extensive clinical training in all areas of optometry including primary care, pediatrics, ocular emergencies, red eyes, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, retinal disease, pre/post operative care of surgical patients, LASIK/refractive surgery evaluations, and specialty contact lens fits including medically necessary contact lenses. Dr. Chado speaks both english and spanish and is happy to see Spanish speaking patients as well as patients of all ages.

Dr. Chado is a member of both the American Optometric Association and the Georgia Optometric Association. Dr. Chado is also a provider for InfantSee, a national program which offers free eye exams to children in their first year of life in order to provide early detection of congenital problems which could be developmentally delaying or life threatening.


Contact Lenses - FAQs

Can I purchase lenses from Griffin Eye Clinic & Surgeons if I am not an existing patient?

No. You would need to schedule an eye examination and a separate contact lens evaluation with one of our ophthalmologists or optometrists in order to purchase lenses from us.

What if I have been fit elsewhere, and I am coming to see you for the first time?

If you are coming for the first time for a contact lens evaluation and already wear contact lenses, you should bring any information you have from your previous doctor, as well as the name, power, and base curve of the lenses you wear now.

How long does a fitting take, and is it part of an eye exam?

A first fit takes about an hour and is not part of a regular eye exam.

How often do I need to be seen by the doctor?

If you are a contact lens wearer, we require a comprehensive eye exam and a separate contact lens evaluation once a year.

Can my contact lens order be mailed to me?

Yes. We charge regular postal mailing fee to ship regular mail.

Can I order my contacts online?

Yes, we have our own contact lens order form that is secure and allows for you to play a credit card order and have it either shipped to your door or allowed to be picked up.

Is a contact lens fitting covered by my insurance?

Contact lens fittings are not covered by most insurance plans. There are a few vision plans that will cover some of the visit and a few that give a discount on the lenses themselves. Coverage for medically necessary contact lenses varies widely among insurance plans. Check with your insurance company to see what kind of coverage you have.

What if I get fit and then decide I don't want to purchase contact lenses?

We charge one fee that includes the initial fitting and followup visits. If you come in for only one visit and then decide not to purchase lenses, we may reimburse you for part of the fitting fee.

What if I have a problem with the lenses? Are they returnable?

With disposable lenses we give trial lenses with which to fit you, so you won't have to buy a supply until we are sure the prescription is correct. For most other lenses there is a 60 day period in which we can return lenses if they are defective. If for some reason you need to exchange a disposable lens box, we can do that as long as the box is unopened.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, debit card, check, Visa, Master Card, and American Express.

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