At The Mind-Eye Connection, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrists in Northbrook. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, our doctors 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, our doctors 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 a Mind-Eye Connection optometrist, please fill out this form.
After determining the level of refractive error, an Optometrist works 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. Please fill out this form if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
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. Please fill out this form and contact our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.
Please note that, by law, we are not allowed to dispense contact lenses without first completing a full Contact Lens Evaluation on a patient. Each patient will always be fitted for the right kind of product in a professional manner at the Mind-Eye Connection.
It is also important to understand that glasses and contact lens prescriptions are, in fact, different for the same patient. This is due to the difference in distance between the lenses in relationship to the eye, which will affect the way the image is formed as environmental light travels from the exterior world to the interior of the eye.
Additionally, contact lenses prescriptions expire after one year. After this period of time the patient must be examined and measured again before receiving an updated prescription.
Finally, the following link provides more information regarding Illinois State Law.