Contact Lenses Specialist

Dean Optical -  - Optometrist

Dean Optical

Optometrists located in Chicago, IL

You may prefer wearing contact lenses to traditional eyeglasses. Depending on your vision problem, contact lenses might better correct your eyesight than standard glasses. For help selecting the best contact lenses for your visual needs and lifestyle, schedule an appointment with Dr. Dennis DeLee, Dr. Michael A. Meifert, or Dr. Lance N. Olson at Dean Optical. Dean Optical serves our patients in Chicago’s Downtown Financial District.

Contact Lenses Q & A

What Vision Problems Do Contact Lenses Correct?

Contact lenses correct common, vision problems, such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. As people age, they often lose the ability to see things close to them, referred to as presbyopia. Contact lenses can correct this condition. Patients diagnosed with astigmatism or corneal irregularities from Keratoconus, refractive surgeries or trauma can also see things more clearly through contact lenses. Our doctors are trained in designing specialty contact lenses for all these types of ‘special’ eyes.

What are Daily Wear Contact Lenses?

Patients put in daily wear contact lenses each morning and remove them at night. Safest, healthiest and freshest contact lenses are 1-Day, single-use contact lenses. The highest percentage of our patients love their 1-Day lenses. No cleaning or disinfection chemicals involved. Single use lenses are best for allergy eyes too. Wonderful single use contact lenses are available with Astigmatism and Multifocal wear as well. Allowing more than 90% of our patients to wear this type of contact lens. Ask your Dean Optical Optometrist if this type of lens wear is for you.

What are Extended Wear Contact Lenses?

Some patients can sleep with extended wear lenses in their eyes. Several great options are available for extended wear. Highly Oxygen permeable lenses offer this safe opportunity to our interested patients. There is, however, slightly more risk of infection by leaving in contact lenses for weeks at a time.

What are Disposable Contact Lenses?

Patients wear daily disposable lenses during the day and discard them at night. You don’t have to clean or disinfect these safe and practical lenses. After wearing disposable lenses for a specified time frame, you simply discard them. Two week and monthly varieties are also available but require chemical disinfection to maintain eye health.

Do Contact Lenses Fit Your Lifestyle?

Some patients find contact lenses fit their lifestyle much better than traditional eyeglasses.

Contact lenses might be your best choice if you:

  • Aren’t comfortable wearing eyeglasses
  • Enjoy wearing non-prescription sunglasses
  • Need to wear non-prescription goggles
  • Constantly worry about misplacing eyeglasses
  • Play sports or work often
  • Use them for purely social reasons

Accepted Insurance Providers

Dean Optical works with many insurance carriers and payment plans.
To see if we work with your insurance carrier or vision care plan, please call our office for assistance. Our friendly and informed staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Davis Vision
Humana Vision
Superior Vision
United Healthcare