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Patients in Massachusetts looking to correct their vision using contact lenses are invited to schedule a thorough eye exam and contact lens fitting with us. Our optometrist, Dr. Kani M. Brown, has extensive knowledge in fitting all types of lenses. Dr. Brown has worked with children, teenagers and adults assisting them to safely and successfully wear contacts. If you are seeking a contact lens provider in Northampton, Balin Eye & Laser can find a solution to best fit your vision needs. 
For individuals with eye irregularities, the contact lens technology offered in our Northampton office includes breathable, high oxygen transmissible lenses for patients with corneal dystrophies, severe dry eye, and other corneal eye diseases.
Dr. Brown is able to fit all types of lenses, including:

  • Daily Disposable Lenses - used for one day only and then discarded
  • Daily Wear Lenses – Contacts are removed nightly for storage and are replaced bimonthly or monthly
  • Extendable Wear Lenses – these contacts can be worn continuously for extended periods of time usually up to 1 month
  • Toric Lenses – correct for astigmatism
  • Multifocal/ Bifocal Lenses - correct both distance and reading vision
  • Scleral Lenses – therapeutic lenses designed to treat keratoconus and other eye disorders often times deemed as medically necessary by insurance companies

Contact Lens Exams in our Northampton Office

If you are seeking a contact lens examination, your appointment will be scheduled with Dr. Brown in our Northampton office
During a contact lens exam, Dr. Brown will perform tests to assess the overall health of your eyes. He will recommend and fit the appropriate contacts lenses to suit your needs. You will also receive instruction on the proper way to insert, remove, and care for the lenses. Patients must have a contact lens exam yearly in order to renew their contact lens prescriptions.

Can children wear contact lenses?

Some children may be candidates for contact lens wear if they are mature enough to follow strict contact lens wear protocol. We recommend scheduling an eye exam at our offices and can discuss vision correction options that best fit your child’s needs. 
If you are interested in scheduling a contact lens exam or learning, please request an appointment online or call 413-584-6666.


To learn more about our laser vision correction procedures, please contact our office 413-584-6666 or 800-436-EYES (3937) to schedule a free LASIK consultation in Northampton, Springfield or Ware. LASIK eye surgery financing is here and available with approved credit at Balin Eye & Laser Center located in Northampton, MA. Our LASIK vision counselors are happy to discuss payment options that allow you to correct your vision now, while paying over time.

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