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With today’s technology, nearly everyone can wear contact lenses successfully, whether the patient is nearsighted, farsighted, has astigmatism, or even qualifies for bifocals. Our staff will take the time to explain and recommend a lens that best fits your lifestyle.

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It is very important for you to understand that the contact lens prescription is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and needs to be assessed on a yearly basis.

Not all patients can wear contact lenses due to individual medical conditions, such as severe allergies, low tear production (dry eyes), or even chronic eye infections. However, depending on the cause, we may still be able to fit you in a suitable lens. Several approaches can be taken that may allow you to wear lenses, such as the new silicone-based lens materials, moisture drops, punctal plugs and/or simply switching solutions.

Any follow-up appointments regarding the fit of your contacts will be covered by our service agreement. Crystal Vision Clinic also offers all contact lens patients a 25% discount off any non-prescription sunglasses.

To ensure the best quality in lenses and service, give us a call to see how we can help you be a successful contact lens wearer.


Contact Lens Wearers

There are two categories of contact lens patients: (1) Medically indicated and (2) elective.

Elective Contact Lens Wearer

Most contact lens wearers fall under the “elective” category. People in this category have chosen to wear contact lenses for cosmetic, fashion, or vocational reasons.

Medically Indicated Contact Lens Wearer

On the other hand, some people cannot achieve clear, comfortable vision with spectacles due to certain eye diseases or very high prescriptions. Only when contact lenses are worn can these patients achieve good vision. These contact lenses are deemed medically indicated for these patients.

If you have been referred for medically indicated contact lens care from your eye care provider, please call the center directly at 763-537-3213. When scheduling your appointment, please inform the clerk that you were referred for medically indicated contact lens care.

Elective Contact Lens Care

Based upon staffing, resources, and demand for optometric care, Crystal Vision Clinic has established the following policies governing elective contact lens care:

– If you are a current contact lens wearer, your doctor may update your contact lens prescription if the following conditions are met:

  • You bring your contact lenses the day of your exam.
  • You bring your contact lens prescription information the day of your exam. (The easiest way to provide this information is to bring the original boxes, packages, or vials. Your glasses prescription will NOT provide the necessary information to update your contact lens prescription.)
  • The contact lens fit is acceptable.
  • Your eyes are not experiencing any adverse reactions to contact lens wear.
  • You follow your doctor’s guidance regarding contact lens cleaning and wearing schedule.
  • You agree to maintain a pair of spectacles with a current prescription.

– If you have never worn contact lenses, we will not issue you a contact lens prescription. A contact lens prescription can only be issued after lenses have been fit properly to the eyes and follow-up care shows that they provide good vision, comfort, and eye health.

– Patients who have worn contact lenses in the recent past, but are not current wearers should bring as much information as possible about their previous contact lens prescription.


Corneal Reshaping Treatment (CRT)

Advanced Vision Enhancement

Millions of patients have proven the success of contact lenses in correcting their vision. However, did you know that there exists a special type of contact lens you sleep in to correct your vision during the day?

Corneal Reshaping Therapy, or CRT, is a sophisticated procedure that utilizes specially designed therapeutic contact lenses for the correction of nearsightedness. CRT contact lenses are worn while you sleep to gently and non-surgically reshape the cornea. Upon awakening, one removes the contact lenses to allow for clear, uncorrected vision during the waking hours.

This reshaping is temporary, and can be adjusted for prescription changes. If the lenses are not worn for several days, the vision returns to its original state. This is a great option for children too young for laser vision correction, but desiring to be free of glasses or contact lenses during the waking hours.

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Dear valued patient,

We take our commitment to keeping our patients and team safe and healthy inthe midst of this COVID-19 pandemic very seriously. We want to share our plan to comply with social distancing guidelines for your upcoming appointment. Please carefully read the steps below and follow our direction when you arrive. Our team will all be wearing masks and we ask that you bring one with you to wear during your visit (for everyone’s safety, we are requiring staff and patients to wear masks).

We ask patients to complete necessary paperwork online if possible. Click here to access the forms. You may also choose to text a photo of your insurance card and photo ID to the clinic at 763-537-3213.

When you arrive for your appointment, enter the main doors and wait in the front alcove until a staff member greets you. Our front desk team will ask you general health questions to rule out the presence of COVID-19 symptoms.

We are asking that only the patient enter the building for the exam. (Exceptions: Children under 18 may be accompanied by one guardian, and adults with special needs may be accompanied by one caretaker.)

When you enter the building:

Staff will ask you to use hand sanitizer and then you will complete any necessary paperwork that you were not able to complete online, and we will make copies of your insurance card and photo ID if you did not text a picture of them to us.

Prior to seeing your doctor, a technician will escort you to a pre-testing room where you will be asked to wash your hands. We ask that you follow the CDC’s recommendation of washing your hands thoroughly, for a full 20seconds, with soap and water.

Rest assured that every surface and every piece of equipment you come into contact with has been sanitized prior to the arrival of each and every patient entering our practice, and it will be cleaned again as you exit each area.

The team will be frequently washing their hands between interactions as per our usual protocol, and you’ll also see hand sanitizer throughout the practice for your use, as well.

Optical – Shopping for Glasses, Adjustments and Repairs, and Glasses Pick-up

We are scheduling appointments for all optical needs. Please call the clinic at 763-537-3213 to schedule your appointment.

When you are shopping for glasses, one of our ABO certified opticians will ask you to be seated at a station where you will discuss your needs, likes and dislikes. To ensure social distancing, the optician will bring frames to you so you can try them on at the station. The optician will continue to bring frames to you until you find the perfect pair!

We sterilize every frame a patient touches in a UV Cleaning Unit after a shopping appointment so you can be assured any frame you try on has been sanitized prior to your visit.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us. We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you for your patience and cooperation,

Your Crystal Vision Clinic Eye Care Team

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We sterilize every frame a patient touches in a UV Cleaning Unit after each shopping appointment so you can be assured any frame you try on has been sanitized prior to your visit.