what are Contact Lenses?
Nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and age-related vision loss (presbyopia) are all very common visual impairments that affect a large number of people around the world. Thankfully, these issues can be easily treated with prescription contact lenses, eyeglasses, sunglasses, or a combination of the three to suit your lifestyle and daily needs. At The Eye Center of Central PA, we offer a full line of contact lenses (including specialty lenses for corneal conditions and astigmatism) to suit your unique needs at each of our optical centers throughout Central Pennsylvania.
Our facilities utilize the most advanced technology to fully assess your refractive error and eye health so we can accurately determine which contact lenses are right for your needs. Get in touch with one of our offices to schedule your eye exam with an optometrist and take your first step to see the world more clearly.
who gets contact lenses?
To determine the type and prescription of contact lenses you need, one of our optometrists will perform a comprehensive eye exam to fully understand your refractive error and vision needs. For many patients, contacts are the most convenient way to achieve their best sight on a day-to-day basis. Along with their convenience, contact lenses are designed to address a wide range of refractive errors, eye shapes, and eye conditions. Some of the more common types of contacts we offer include daily wear, one-day wear, bifocal, and astigmatism lenses.
Modern contacts are easier to wear now than ever before. In fact, as high as 90% of contact lens users report experiencing no discomfort. When opting for contacts, eyeglasses, sunglasses, or a combination of the three, it's important to consider factors, like your lifestyle, work conditions, daily activities, eye health, and your own unique preferences.
Contact Lenses Reviews
"Came here for my eye and contact lens exam and my 5 yo son’s first eye exam. Dr Bonner was fantastic and so were all of the staff. My son actually had fun and didn’t worry a bit. I’m one of “those” that hates anyone messing around near my eyes and he was so great, I really wasn’t uncomfortable. Had to bring my glasses back, after my 2 yo tried to clean them for me and bent them into the strangest shape. The technician had no problem fixing what I was sure was unfixable. It’s been 2 months and they’re still holding strong. Only thing that stinks about this location is there minimal hours."- T.R. / Google / Oct 05, 2019
"Dr. Hartzell is a miracle worker as far as I’m concerned! In just 2 years my eye sight had gotten extremely bad. I couldn’t read anything without glasses. I wanted lasik surgery to eliminate glasses and correct my bad vision. My night vision was also terrible, it was like everyone had their high beams on. After my eye exam I found out I had cataracts. I never expected that! I was very scared about surgery. Every one there was so kind and professional. Dr. Hartzell removed the cataracts and my sight is unbelievable!!! I actually read my fortune cookie at PF Changs and amazed my family. I would encourage anyone thinking eye surgery to call the Eye Center and ask for Dr. Hartzell!"- L.M. / Yelp / Apr 23, 2019
"I’ve been a patient of their Lewisburg office for over 10 years and have always had excellent care. Have worked with Dr. Hensel for most of that time. I wear glasses and contacts. My prescription is pretty strong. My kids have seen both Dr. Fritz and Dr. Bowen and trust their visual health with them. Great people in the optical department. Love the glasses."- W.D. / Yelp / Sep 16, 2020
"When I arrived at the Eye Center in Lewisburg, I received a thorough exam and then met with Dr. Hartzell. At that time, I had uncorrected vision of 20/400 (that's legally blind) with cataracts that further diminished my vision. Due to three prior retina tears, Dr. Hartzell outlined what he thought would be the safest plan for me. I met with several technicians after that who went over in detail exactly every step in a three month program - and I received a book with information and phone numbers and a precise schedule. Through the measurements, left and right eye surgeries and weekly follow up appointments, I have been met with helpful and courteous people who exhibited the highest level of caring and professionalism. As I type this review, I don't know where my glasses are - my last test had my uncorrected vision at 20/15. I can look at a flower and see individual petals and vivid colors. I can look at my dog and see details in his face I've never seen before. How important is your vision? At the Eye Center, they are giving people sight - it's not like rating a coffee shop. These few paragraphs cannot express how grateful I am."- G.V. / Google / Oct 03, 2017
"When I came to the Eye Center of Central PA in 2016, it was a scary situation. I am a graphic artist by trade, so I need my eyes to earn a living. Both of my eyes were failing due to very aggressive cataracts... My vision turned so poor, so quickly that I could no longer drive, read a magazine or use a computer! Even something as simple as watching TV had become nearly impossible. My entire world was a blur, like looking through Saran Wrap. Dr. Hartzell and his entire staff were very assuring, comforting and confident their procedures would help me. Every step of the way they were efficient, organized and completely professional. Their cheerful demeanor before and during my surgeries, and at every follow-up appointment since, has proven I made the right choice for my eye care. The results? For the first time in 50 years, I no longer need glasses! Waking up each day with nearly perfect vision (20/25) is a true blessing in every way. My wife and I thank Dr. Hartzell, his nurses and staff for all their compassionate assistance and care. — James & Lori Wittlich"- J.W. / Google / Oct 03, 2017
What To Expect
During your vision evaluation and lens consultation, we will help you make the most informed choices for your specific needs and provide you with all of the information you need about the different types and brands of lenses we offer. Our devoted team at The Eye Center of Central PA dedicates a great deal of effort and consideration to help you discover the most appropriate contact lens for your unique situation. Moreover, we do our best to help you stay at or near your desired price range. For new contact lens users, we're happy to provide an in-depth training process for contact lens insertion and removal so you can learn the best, safest methods.
At The Eye Center of Central PA, patients are able to receive their contacts quickly and conveniently, typically within as little as four business days. Individuals who get contact lenses will need to attend a follow-up appointment in about six weeks to make sure their lenses fit well and are functioning normally. Even after patients receive vision correction help with contact lenses or glasses, it's still essential to attend yearly or biennial appointments to have their eyes thoroughly examined for any changes in their refractive error and to ensure that their eyes are still healthy. During these appointments, we will assess the overall health of the eyes, as well as the patient's prescription to see if it needs to be adjusted.
Dependable, Clear Vision
Your best vision could be just one visit away. Certain visual issues, like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia, can lead to a lot of frustration for millions of people; however, all of these conditions are very manageable and can be easily addressed with prescription contact lenses or glasses. No one should have to strain to see clearly just to accomplish something as simple as completing their daily tasks. We encourage you to reach out to one of our offices in Central Pennsylvania and schedule your one-on-one eye examination. At The Eye Center of Central PA, we are ready to help you attain your sharpest vision.