Eye Clinics of Seattle is excited to offer patients even more options for optimizing their visual outcomes.
Myopia Management - What To Expect
Initial Appointment: Consult
During your 40-minute myopia management consult, your doctor will dilate your child's eyes to confirm their baseline glasses prescription and evaluate the health of their eye. The doctor will recommend the best myopia management treatment (soft multifocal contact lens, rigid ortho-K overnight lenses, and/or atropine eye drops) based on your individual goals and answer any questions you have. This consult is not covered by insurance and costs $100 paid when checking into your appointment.
Treatments, Fitting, Training, Dispense, and Follow-Ups
If you are interested in moving forward with the myopia control treatment recommended by your doctor, our front desk will collect payment at check-out and help pre-schedule the rest of the appointments for your treatment plan:
- Ortho-K Fitting in 2 weeks, Contact Lens Follow-Up #1 in 3 weeks, Ortho-K Follow-up #2 in 5 weeks; 6-month myopia check
- Cost: $2,000.00 (Covers fitting fee, follow-up appointments, and one set of lenses)
- Soft multifocal contact lenses
- Fitting in 1 week, Contact Lens Follow-Up in 2-3 weeks, 6-month myopia check
- Cost: $2,000.00 (Covers fitting fee, follow-up appointments, and annual supply of lenses)
- Atropine eye drops
- Follow-up 1 week, 6-month myopia check
- Cost: $300.00 (Covers follow-up appointments - does NOT include medication cost, pay directly to pharmacy)
Specialty Contact Lenses - What To Expect
Initial Appointment: Consult
During your 40-minute specialty contact lens consult, your doctor will evaluate the health of your eye to determine your visual potential in specialty contact lenses. The doctor will recommend the best contact lens modality (custom soft, rigid, hybrid, or scleral) based on your individual goals and answer any questions you have. This consult is billed as a medical exam toward your medical insurance (approximately $165 out of pocket if uninsured; subject to deductible/coinsurance/copay if insured). The doctor will also confirm which diagnosis codes apply to your eye condition to allow our billing department to verify insurance coverage of the lenses and fitting and any out-of-pocket costs. Trying on a lens at this visit is subject to the doctor’s discretion and if there’s time.
If you are interested in moving forward with specialty contact lenses after your consult, schedule your next appointment for the specialty contact lens fitting with our front desk as soon as possible (or within 6 months - past 6 months a repeat consultation needs to be done to update your eye measurements, as they could change in that period). Due to the long amount of time dedicated to the consultation and the fitting process, these need to be separate visits; this also allows our billing department to verify insurance coverage of the lenses discussed and any out-of-pocket costs. Depending on your insurance and diagnosis, specialty contact lenses may cost you out of pocket $0 to a maximum of $2,500 ($1,500.00 fitting, $1,000.00 year supply of lenses for both eyes). Lenses are only ordered when any out-of-pocket expenses are paid.
Fitting, Training, Dispense, and Follow-Ups
During your 60-minute specialty contact lens fitting appointment, several lenses will be trialed on your eye(s) to determine best fit and vision. If you are happy with the result, the custom order will be placed for you and the lens cost will be billed that day with the fitting fee.
Typically, custom specialty contact lenses arrive from the manufacturer in 7-10 days.
Once your custom lenses arrive, you will be called to schedule a 30-minute contact lens dispense appointment with the doctor followed by a 60-minute specialty lens care training with our staff. During this appointment, the doctor will evaluate your initial vision in your custom lenses. Then you will work one-on-one with a staff member to learn how to care for your lenses and how to put them on and take them off.
The staff will also book your 1-2 week follow-up appointment. Several follow-up appointments may be needed to further customize your lenses to optimize your eye health, comfort, and vision. Typically lens changes can be made up to 90 days from your contact lens fitting appointment; subsequent lens orders are subject to additional charges.