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Appointments with the Contact Lens Service

A contact lens is a medical device. Because the lens makes contact with the eye, a precise fit is necessary. A thorough evaluation and careful fitting is needed to insure a healthy contact lens fit. Regular medical monitoring is necessary to ensure the on-going health of the eye and the suitability of the device.

Contact Information/Hours of Operation
First Floor, Massachusetts Eye and Ear
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

Telephone: 617-573-3185
Fax: 617-573-6871
Email: CLservice@meei.harvard.edu 

The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Make an Appointment
Call the Contact Lens Service to schedule an appointment.  Please be sure to tell us if you are a previous/current contact lens wearer or if you are new to contact lenses.

After you have made your appointment, call Mass. Eye and Ear Patient Registration at 617-573-4200 for preregistration, or register online through this website.

Please take note of the recommendations below as you plan and prepare for your fitting. It is important to note that a general eye examination and vision prescription needs to have been performed within the past two years.
 

Current or Previous Contact Lens Users

 
Bring to the exam

  • Your contact lenses
  • Your glasses
  • Your most recent eyeglass prescription
  • Your most recent contact lens prescription (including brand name, base curve, diameter, power) or any vials/boxes that came with your lenses
  • A copy of your most recent eye examination (if available); a general eye examination needs to have been performed within the past two years

The day of your appointment with us

  • Please wear your contacts to the exam.
  • Stop at Central Registration (unless you have preregistered).

Note: If you do not bring your current lenses or contact lens prescription you may be charged for a refit of contact lenses.
  

If You Have Never Worn Contact Lenses


Bring to the exam

  • Your glasses
  • Your most recent eyeglass prescription
  • A copy of your most recent eye examination (if available); a general eye examination needs to have been performed within the past two years

The day of your appointment with us

  • Stop at Central Registration (unless you have preregistered)
  • Please read "About Contact Lenses"

What to Expect


A fitting for contact lenses is a process. You will be seen for several visits to complete the process. These include:

  • The initial fitting appointment
  • Lens dispensing with insertion and removal training visit
  • Follow-up/corneal health evaluations

Ordering Your Contact Lens

You must be a patient of the Contact Lens Service at Mass. Eye and Ear to order lenses from us. Your prescription must be current and no more than one year old.  You may order lenses through the direct line at: 617-573-3800. You also have the option to fill your Mass. Eye and Ear contact lens prescription through other vendors and providers.