About Contacts

Premier Eye Care Group – Your Source for Contacts in Harrisburg

At Premier Eye Care Group, we offer a variety of hard and soft contact lenses for normal eyes and hard to fit conditions. Contacts are corrective lenses designed to be worn on the tear film of the eye, rather than over the eyes fitted in frames. For this reason, many patients find that contacts provide a wonderful alternative to eyeglasses due to an active lifestyle or simply because they prefer to see clearly without the feeling or look of wearing eyeglasses.


Contact Lens Evaluation and Fitting

Contact lenses are a medical device. If improperly worn, fitted, or cared for, contacts can actually cause irritation, infection, inflammation, or permanently damage the eyes resulting in vision loss. For this reason, a proper contact lens evaluation and fitting are required for all patients planning to wear contacts. During a contact lens evaluation, our optometrist will assess eye health and measure your eyes, recording the size, shape, and curvature of your cornea, pupil, and iris to determine the type of contact lenses needed.

We offer a wide variety of soft contact lenses including daily wear, extended wear, disposable, and colored. During an evaluation, our optometrist will discuss various contact lens options with you to determine your preferences. For example, how often you expect to change your contacts or if you want to enhance or alter your eye color with contacts.

While not everyone is a candidate for contact lenses, we do offer contacts for patients with conditions like astigmatism, keratoconus, or presbyopia, which require special lenses. We offer soft or hard toric (football-shaped) lenses for patients with astigmatism, a condition characterized by a toric shaped cornea rather than a round cornea. Patients with keratoconus, will benefit from rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, commonly called hard lenses, which allow air to flow freely to the eye, reducing the risk of infection. We also provide patients with contact lens options for presbyopia including both monovision and multifocal lenses.

During a contact lens fitting, we ensure your new contacts fit and are made to the correct prescription. We also teach contact wearers how to insert, remove, and properly care for contacts to ensure the eye health and safety of all our patients.

We invite you to schedule a contact lens evaluation and fitting with our optometrist to find out if contact lenses are right for you.

Schedule an appointment today with one of our contact lens specialists to see which option is right for you!