Contact Lens Exams

At Berkely Eye Associates, we strive to meet all of your vision and eye care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrists in New Castle. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, our doctors 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.


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. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. 

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, our doctors 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 (RGP) form.  Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients. 

Cosmetic Lenses

Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to disguise any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to enhance or change your eye color. 

Call us at (724) 658-1781 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.