ORDERING LENSES – simply call or email the office – our doctors will verify your prescription against our records – and have the lenses directly shipped to your home or office within 3-5 working days of the finalization of the order. We already have all of your contact lens information – we will then call or email you back to confirm our order. http://www.seelife.net/contact-us
REBATES: Many coupons and rebate programs require that an eye health exam has been performed in order to receive the rebate. Our staff will inform you if are do for an eye exam prior to re-order. Go to Eyeglasses Programs and Coupons for a direct link access to manufacturers rebates and save additional money on your lens purchase.
Medico-legal liabilities: If lenses are obtained from a source other than our office(s), the patient and the supplier will assume full and all medical – legal liabilities associated responibilites with contact lenses and possible related eye health problems while holding Hopewell and Lambertville Eye Associates & its eye doctors harmless of damages.
Lenses dispensed by another supplier disregarding verification, specified parameters, expiration, clinical instructions and HIPAA are liable to an $11,000 fine by the FCLCA act enacted Feb. 2004. Contact lens prescriptions are valid for (1) one year after the completion of fit and / or exam
CAUTION: Beware of online vendors misrepresentation of cost. Most will list pricing based on a "sale". The actual "list or box" price is similar to ours. There is generally no difference in cost. Additionally, online vendors cannot honor your insurance benefits. This could be a substantial loss to the patient.
CAUTION: Online vendors are also required by law to verify the prescription with our office. You will know that they have – fore our office will call you to ask your permission to divuldge and confirm the information you provided. If you do not receive a call from our office within (8) hours of your order, be very suspect of the honesty of vendor you have chosen. This confirmation by our office abides by HIPPA – privacy of records.
Contact lens (and eyeglass) prescriptions requested by a third party can only be verified for "correctness of request". Our office will not supply any information to any third party without the permission of the patient or guardian, based on HIPPA (privacy of information). (See HIPPA)
*00contacts and other sites have been found to distribute counterfiet lenses and contaminated care products. They will also sell lenses to minors without parental guidance as well as supply retailors at flea markets, hair saloons, and tatoo parlors and other establishments. None of which have a license or any knowledge of the potential dangers of contact lens misuse.
Online vendors have taught their order clerks to take orders and misrepresent your physicians and fulfill orders illegally. They have minimal to no knowledge of contact lens nor eye care.
Do you want to give your credit card information to questionable and felonious people???
OFFICE POLICY: If a patient decides to obtain their lenses via a third party source, we can not supply any additional "free" lenses or replacement sets to the individual without charges. Replacement lenses or trials are offered as a service – not offered by many of the onlne vendors.