Contact Lens Exams

It's not a good idea to buy contact lenses without a prescription and use these to attempt to improve your vision. This can cause more harm than good. Fortunately, an eye doctor can help administer a contact lens exam in little time, therefore helping improve your vision and your overall health!

At Macqueen Eye Care Center in Chicago, IL, we make it our mission to get you paired with the best contact lenses through our contact lens exam. An optometrist on our team can help a wide range of people with vision disorders and can help you get the best contact lenses or eyeglasses to improve your vision.

Contact Lens Exam

Do I Need a Contact Lens Exam?

Not everyone needs contact lenses, but it's important to get an eye exam done nonetheless to determine if you have a vision disorder. This is especially true if you've been dealing with symptoms such as:

  • Blurry Vision
  • Double vision
  • Headaches
  • Trouble focusing
  • Increased glare 
  • Squinting
  • Eye strain
  • Inability to see at night
  • Partial or full vision loss
  • Cloudy vision 

All these symptoms can indicate an underlying vision disorder or eye disease and should be taken seriously. An optometrist on our optometry team can conduct an eye exam to determine if you have one of these, and if contact lenses can help improve your vision.

How an Optometrist Can Help

An optometrist on our optometry team can look at the entire structure of your eye using special tools and possibly dilating them. An eye doctor on our team can also conduct an eye exam to determine if you have a vision disorder. She will do so by conducting vision tests to measure if you can see from a distance, have blurry vision, and can benefit from contact lenses or eyeglasses.

Not everyone is a good candidate for contact lenses. Some people might not like the feeling of contact lenses and will prefer eyeglasses. Other people might not be able to use regulars due to pre-existing conditions such as keratoconus or cataracts.

In these cases, an eye doctor can prescribe alternatives or specialty contact lenses, such as scleral lenses that fit directly over the eye or hybrid lenses. A trained optometrist is to determine which of these are right for you and can help improve your vision.

Visit Us for Contact Lenses and a Contact Lens Exam from an Eye Doctor on Our Optometry Team

At Macqueen Eye Care Center in Chicago, IL, our goal is simple - to give our patients eye care. Call us at (773) 586-8444 to schedule your contact lens exam or for other eye care.


Find us on the map! Call (773) 586-8444.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


8:30 am-5:00 pm


11:30 am-7:30 pm


10:30 pm-6:00 pm


11:30 am-7:30 pm


7:30 am-3:30 pm


7:30 am-12:30 pm




Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Just had my annual eye exam performed and, as usual, Dr. MacQueen did a very accurate, comprehensive and professional job. The level of service is excellent and one of the best things is that she has always been on time with my appointment. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable."
    David S.
  • "My family has been seeing Dr. MacQueen for many years. Always very trusted for excellent care!"
    Jeanie W.
  • "I love this place. Even though I moved away I still go here. Very professional and friendly staff. Great doctor."
    Linda L.