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Contact Lens Exams


Contact lens options available to patients today provide visual clarity and comfort like never before. From hybrid lenses and multifocals to colored lenses, corneal disease, and lenses for children, we do it all. Learn more about contact lens technology »

Having received advanced training in all types of contact lenses during his residency, Dr. Schneider brings his passion and expertise for contacts to an intimate and personal setting in Ballard. From newborn babies to advanced corneal disease, anyone can wear contacts. Even though most of our patients are routine contact lens wearers, we’re prepared for just about anything.

Daily Disposable lenses

Daily Disposable lenses offer patients the comfort and convenience of a fresh, new lens every day without the hassle of cleaning the lenses every night (and they probably cost less than you think!). They’re also ideal for patients who only use contacts for certain activities, like sports or going out with friends.

Hybrid contact lenses

Hybrid contact lenses represent the pinnacle of 21st lens design and technology. Hybrid lenses combine the crisp, stable vision of a rigid lens with the comfort of a soft lens. For patients with astigmatism, they provide truly amazing levels of clarity and consistency. They’re also available in a multifocal design.

Multifocal contact lenses

Multifocal contact lenses, either soft, rigid, or hybrid, offer vision correction for both distance and near vision. Designed for patients experiencing blur or discomfort while reading, multifocal lenses allow most patients to go through the day without reading glasses!


Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Schneider determines 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. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our SEATTLE optometrist, call (206) 784-2090 today.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, Schneider works 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, weekly, 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 (206) 784-2090 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 (206) 784-2090 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.This is just a placeholder