Contact Lens Exams

Contact Lens Image“Most people requiring vision correction can wear contact lenses.  New materials and lens care technologies have made today’s contacts more comfortable, safer, and easier to wear.”

At Illini Eye Care, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist in Champaign. If you have had difficulty in the past achieving a clear and comfortable contact lens prescription, our doctors can evaluate your problem and provide the best contact lenses for you.  They have a long track record of satisfying contact lens wearers that previously had given up on contact lenses. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, our optometrists will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.

The challenge of contact lens fitting is one reason our doctors enjoy optometry.  Focusing on the “hard to fit” patient, each has extensive experience in dealing with difficult prescriptions, such as astigmatism, keratoconus, and bifocal contact lenses.  Our doctors can take the confusion out of which lens is right for your lifestyle.

We carry most all brands of contact lense.  For soft lenses we have daily, weekly, and monthly disposable.  We have colored lenses.  We also have continuous wear lenses available.  We also carry all brands of rigid gas permeable contact lenses.  Large diameter, or scleral lenses, are also a specialty lens our doctors can prescribe. As an independent office of optometry, our doctors are able to order virtually any brand of contact lenses to satisfy our patients.

Call today to schedule your contact lens evaluation and experience what contact lenses can do for you.


Prior to prescribing contact lenses, our doctors determine what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Champaign optometrists, call 217-351-6110 today.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, our optometrists will work with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at 217-351-6110 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.

Cosmetic Lenses

Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at 217-351-6110 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.