Contact Lens Exams

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At Lora L. Durst, O.D., L.L.C, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist in Topeka. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Lora Durst 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.

Recent advances in contact lens technology allow many people to successfully wear contact lenses, even those who had previously been told that they were poor contact lens candidates, such as those with astigmatism or who wear bifocals.

Our office fits many types of contact lenses including the following:

  • rigid gas permeable
  • disposable soft contact lenses – including daily, bi-weekly, and monthly replacement lenses
  • bifocal and multifocal contact lenses
  • contact lenses for eye color change or enhancement
  • disposable toric lenses for astigmatism
  • disposable lenses instead of reading glasses

Our doctors go beyond the “one size fits all” approach to contact lens evaluations. They will carefully evaluate your lifestyle, prescription, and ocular health to prescribe a contact lens system that best meets your individual needs. We welcome challenging fits!


Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Durst 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 Topeka optometrist, call 785-266-5544 today.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Durst 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 785-266-5544 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 785-266-5544 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.

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Lora L. Durst, O.D., L.L.C


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