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Contact Lens Exams & Fittings in Pittsburgh

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Contact Lenses for a New Look

At McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates, we offer comprehensive contact lens services, including custom fittings and various brands to fulfill your vision needs. 

Contact lenses are worn to correct refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The evolution of contact lens technology has introduced specialized options to support more eye conditions such as dry eye disease and keratoconus.

Our thorough contact lens exams put our patient’s vision goals first to provide the best possible service. Book an appointment today to get your comprehensive contact lens exam and fitting at McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates.

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A Different Style

Contact lenses can serve as an alternate look to your prescription glasses and act as a substitute if you don’t have access to your glasses. Our optometrists will guide you through our comprehensive contact lens exam to determine how your eyes react to different lenses.

Everyone’s eyes and vision are different, so a contact lens exam and fitting are essential to ensure our patient’s comfort.

At McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates, our goal is to ensure the patient experience comes first and provide our patients with options and the best fit for their needs.

What to Expect During Your Contact Lens Exam

Contact lens exams differ from routine eye exams. Your contact lens exam will include special tests and measurements that are specifically designed to ensure that your contact lenses fit properly and comfortably.Your eye doctor will check your visual acuity, similar to comprehensive eye exams, to check how well you see letters and symbols from a distance. You will also be asked questions about your lifestyle and preferences to add to your contact lens profile.

Contact lenses rest directly on your eyes, so your eye doctor will conduct various measurements and evaluations of your eyes, such as: 

Following your evaluation, your doctor will then determine if your eyes produce enough tears for comfortable and safe contact lens wear. Significant dry eyes can prevent some patients from wearing contact lenses, but with advancements in contact lens technology, special contact lenses for dry eye disease are available.

What is a Contact Lens Fitting?

The contact lens fitting process begins with determining the health of your cornea, evaluated using a biomicroscope. This biomicroscope provides a magnified view of your cornea and other aspects of your eye so your optometrist can ensure that you will be able to wear contact lenses without harming your eyes.

Following approval for contact lenses, our team will fit you with trial contact lenses to evaluate how well your eyes are adjusting and to ensure the final fit is comfortable and safe.

During the fitting process, follow-up appointments will be scheduled with your eye doctor to determine how your eyes are adjusting to your new contact lenses.

Your final contact lens prescription will include information that differs from your eyeglasses prescriptions, such as: 

  • Diameter of your lenses
  • The brand of your contact lenses
  • The curvature of the optical zone of the lenses
  • An expiration date for buying replacements

Types of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses fall under 2 main categories, soft contact lenses, and rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. 

Soft contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastics and allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea. These lenses can be easier to adjust and more comfortable than RGP lenses. Newer materials used for soft lenses include silicone-hydrogels to provide even more oxygen to your eyes.

RGP lenses are more durable than soft contact lenses. These lenses are also resistant to deposit buildup and tend to last longer than soft contact lenses. RGP lenses take more time to adjust to, and it can take up to a few weeks for your eyes to fully adjust compared to a few days for soft contacts. These 2 categories include various specialized contact lenses that combat different vision issues such as dry eye disease and keratoconus.

Hybrid Contact Lenses

Hybrid contact lenses have a rigid gas permeable center and are surrounded by a soft outer ring. These lenses focus on correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.

Hybrid contact lenses also address keratoconus, which is an irregular corneal curvature. These lenses can sometimes be more comfortable to wear than traditional RGP lenses.

Scleral contact lenses are larger than standard RGP contacts. They are an excellent option for patients dealing with conditions such as keratoconus and dry eye disease. Scleral lenses rest on the sclera, the white of your eyes, and allow for space on your cornea’s surface to promote extra breathability for your eyes.

The space between the cornea and the back of a scleral lens allows for more fluid to be stored. This space makes it more comfortable for patients with dry eyes who may not usually be able to wear contact lenses.

Multifocal contact lenses utilize a bifocal design with 2 distinct lens powers for near and distant vision. Multifocal lenses are an excellent option for patients with presbyopia and can eliminate the need for reading glasses.

These lenses are available in both soft and RGP contact lens options and are designed for daily wear or extended overnight wear.

Our Wide Variety of Contact Lens Brands

At McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates, our team can help you find the right contact lenses for your vision needs. 

We offer a variety of contact lens brands including: 

Your Destination for Contact Lenses

At McCauley Celin Eyecare Associates, we offer specialized contact lenses for a variety of vision needs. Our team can help ensure your lenses fit comfortably through our comprehensive exam and fitting process.

Contact us for more information and book your comprehensive contact lens exam and fitting today.

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We’re located on Brooktree Road in the Brooktree Center Office Park. If you have trouble finding us, please give us a call.

  • 1000 Brooktree Rd. Suite 300
  • Wexford, PA 15090

Closed for lunch 12:40 pm to 1:40 pm


Find us just off Perry Highway next to Allegheny North Veterinary Hospital. Please give us a call if you have any trouble locating our office.

  • 956 Perry Hwy.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Closed for lunch 12:40 pm to 1:40 pm


Our practice is located just off William Flinn Highway. Give us a call if you have any problems finding us.

  • 5450 William Flinn Hwy.
  • Gibsonia, PA 15044

Closed for lunch 12:40 pm to 1:40 pm

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We carry a variety of fashion-forward brands, so you’re sure to find a pair of glasses that suit your style and vision needs. Once we determine your prescription, our friendly and knowledgeable opticians will help you find the perfect frames and fit for you.

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