Contact Lenses Specialist

Shane Clark, OD, FAAO -  - Optometrist

Infinity EyeCare

Shane Clark, OD, FAAO

Optometrist located in Rapid City, SD

When patients from Rapid City, South Dakota, and the surrounding area need corrective contact lenses, Dr. Shane Clark offers comprehensive eye exams and a variety of contact lenses to choose from. Patients can make an appointment for contact lens exams and order replacement contact lenses from Dr. Clark’s practice, Infinity EyeCare.

Contact Lenses Q & A

How do contact lenses work?

Like lenses in glasses, contact lenses correct vision by refracting and focusing light to make up for abnormality in your eye. Contact lenses float on the tear layer covering your cornea and are designed to move with your eyes naturally. This is one of the major advantages that contact lenses have over eye glasses. Many patients choose contact lenses because they don’t like the look or feel of glasses or they prefer to have unencumbered peripheral vision.

What are the different kinds of contact lenses?

Over the years, contact lenses have come a long way. In addition to disposable soft lenses that are available in daily, biweekly, or monthly varieties, Dr. Clark offers:

  • Multifocal lenses, which are similar to bifocal eyeglasses, combining prescriptions for close reading and distance vision. They are available in soft and rigid gas permeable materials.
  • Keratoconus lenses, which help control keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease that can lead to the need for a cornea transplant. They are also available in soft or rigid gas permeable materials.
  • Gas permeable lenses, which are made of hard plastic, so they maintain their shape and provide crisp vision. Often referred to as GPs, these lenses do not contain water and are resistant to deposits and bacteria, so you will not need to replace them as frequently as soft lenses. They are called gas permeable because they permit oxygen to pass through to the eye, which helps to protect eye health.
  • Scleral lenses, which cover the entire corneal surface of your eye. These lenses accommodate corneal irregularities and provide comfort to people who suffer from dry eye syndrome because they do not disrupt the tear layer, allowing more oxygen to reach your eyes.

How do I know which lenses are right for me?

Dr. Clark will make suggestions based on the results of your eye exam and will answer questions about your options to ensure you make the best choice to meet your needs.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We will gladly submit your visit to your insurance provider directly for all covered services if you are able to supply an updated proof of insurance at the time of your visit. Please call our office to find out if we are a listed provider with your medical or vision plan. Any co-pays or co-insurances are due at the time of service. Any remaining balance not covered by your insurance provider will be your responsibility and due upon receipt of your first invoice. Please be aware that some of the services we provide may not be covered by insurance. We are currently in the process of being added to insurance providers' panels. Check back regularly to see if we have been added to your insurance plan as a provider. If you don't see your insurance listed, please call the office for the most up-to-date listings.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Davis Vision
Sanford Health
Superior Vision
United Healthcare
Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield