About Contacts and Eyeglasses
A visit to Koch Eye Associates begins with a thorough eye examination to determine whether any eye health or vision problems exist. If our experts diagnose you with a vision problem, it is ideal, not to mention convenient, to obtain your corrective lenses at the same facility with the same team. That is why each of our locations in Wakefield, Woonsocket, North Kingstown, Warwick, and Johnston, RI feature on-site optical stores. We have a vast supply of eyeglasses and contact lenses, and our optometrists and ophthalmologists work side by side with our opticians to make sure your process runs smoothly. We use advanced digital surfacing equipment for lenses that are much more precise than those made with traditional tools, and we have a remarkable inventory of fashionable frames. Our primary goal is to surpass your expectations for eye healthcare, so schedule your exam at one of our Rhode Island facilities today.
Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses Reviews
"Extremely impressed with the service!! The facility made you feel at ease especially, when I cancelled my consultation 3x!! I recommend this to everyone, no matter how old you are!!! Had glasses for over 43 years!!!"- M.G. / Google / Dec 12, 2022
"Went to the optical shop today to adjust my glasses and they addressed me promptly as well as fixing my frame to my liking. Thank you! I did make an appointment beforehand, which I recommend you do as well."- V.W. / Google / Jan 04, 2023
"Always a pleasure to see Dr Scharff. The optical shop staff is very helpful and the selection of glasses, contacts and LASIK are all available."- D.L. / Google / Jan 31, 2023
"I have been going to this practice for several years and have always been satisfied. I want to comment on Kathy in the Optical center. She is very friendly and knowledgeable She helps find suitable glasses and takes care that you are satisfied with your selection. She is very patient and doesn't rush the client. Kathy is always courteous and gives the best customer service. Kathy is really the best."- C.S. / Google / Feb 08, 2023
"I was 1 hr and 15 minutes early for my appt, (my fault) Holly was able to get me in to see Dr Lewis in 20 minutes, the staff is great and so is Dr Lewis, After getting my prescription from Dr Lewis I went to the eye center next door and Deb help me pick out a nice comfortable pair of eye glasses, $99 for a pair of progressive glasses. Brian"- B.F. / Google / Mar 10, 2023
Whether you end up with glasses or contacts will depend largely on your lifestyle, and many patients end up choosing to have both on hand. One of our experienced team members will help you with your choice, but there are a couple rules of thumb. For example, if you might not be vigilant about the proper care necessary for contacts, or if you only need glasses sometimes, glasses might be a better idea. However, if you are athletic or especially active, contacts might be better for your lifestyle. Finally, if you have corneal issues or dry eye, you may not be an ideal candidate for contacts.
What to Expect
After your exam and consultation are complete, an expert on our team will go over all the options with you and recommend specific eyewear for your lifestyle. We are very experienced in helping our patients find the best solutions so they can obtain their best vision while feeling confident and fashionable. At Koch Eye Associates, we encourage our patients to see eye health and eyewear as an investment in their quality of life. We also provide contact lens training for all of our patients to ensure that once you are home, you are confident in putting them in and keeping them safe and clean.
Patients who opt for eyeglasses typically are not required to come back to our office for a follow-up visit about your prescription. However, patients who decide to go with contacts are asked to return after about 45 days to ensure that the contacts are working well for their eyes and health. At this follow-up appointment, we will discuss the comfort of the lenses or any discomfort they might be causing, as well as how the prescription is working for you. All of our patients, whether they choose glasses or contacts, do need to have regularly scheduled comprehensive eye exams to assess their overall eye health.
At Koch Eye Associates, each patient we see receives a customized vision plan that ensures their most precise vision correction. If you have glasses but are considering contacts, or if you think you may have some vision impairment but don’t have corrective lenses yet, contact one of our state-of-the-art Rhode Island locations for an eye exam. We are here to guide you through the process and make sure you understand the advantages of each option.