The right lens, the right fit. The optometrists of L.O. Eye Care are skilled in fitting various contact lenses types. Even if you have not been able to wear contacts in the past, we may be able to successfully fit you. Our fitting process ensures that you have the right contact lens type and power before your supply is ordered.

L.O. Eye Care’s optical department offers a full line of contact lenses, including all major brands, at competitive pricing. We offer year supply discounts, billing of vision insurance, and manufacturer rebates. Our East Lansing (Coolidge Rd) and Okemos offices carry select brands of contacts in-store and available for same day purchase! Other brands can typically be ordered and received in only a matter of a couple days.

New to contact lenses? In addition to a thorough eye exam and fitting, you will receive complete training for insertion, removal and care of your new contact lenses.


Contact Lenses are a thin, curved lens that sits on the top of the cornea (the clear outer layer of the eye). They correct refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism) to make your vision clearer, just like eyeglasses.

The term "contact lens fitting" means the process that begins after the initial eye examination and ends when a successful fit has been achieved – or, in the case of a renewal prescription, when the prescriber determines that no change in prescription is required. – Reprinted from "Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act"' The contact lens fitting fee includes services related to testing, lens fitting and necessary follow-up visits as determined by the doctor.


At the end of your fitting period, you will receive a prescription for your contact lenses. Once you have received your written prescription, then follow-up care will be done on a fee-per-visit basis.

Hard contacts are rigid but more breathable than soft contact lenses. They provide a clear, crisp view and can be used to address most vision problems. Soft contacts conform to the shape of your eye and stay in place well. They are comfortable and come in several types such as daily wear, extended wear and disposable.

In astigmatism, a point (or spot) of light is focused at two different planes, causing blurred vision. It is possible for someone with astigmatism to wear a type of contact lens that corrects the problem. These are called toric lenses. Minor degrees of astigmatism can be corrected with soft contact lenses; higher degrees are treated with hard contacts.

It is very important to make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling contact lenses. When cleaning your lenses, make sure to use sterile products specifically designed for this purpose. It is very important that you remove your contacts before you go to sleep. Even if you have extended wear contacts, removing them occasionally is important to maintain healthy eyes. Lastly, make sure to replace your contacts as required. Learn more ways to safely wear your contacts.

Although it may be intimidating at first, the process of inserting contacts is simple. L.O. Eye Care’s staff will train you on the process during your appointment. In the meantime, please watch this video for further information. Contacts: Application (RGP)

Yes! There are a variety of options available for those needing correction for both close up and far away. Your optometrist will discuss your options and prescription availability during the fitting process.