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New patients receive $5 OFF initial eye exam and an additional $10 OFF purchase of an annual supply of contact lenses when mentioning this online offer. 20% off of a complete pair of glasses.*offer not valid with any insurance plans or other discounts

Lora L. Durst, O.D., L.L.C. provides comprehensive eye care services, including eye examinations, contact lens fitting and follow-up care, and the treatment and management of eye diseases and injuries.

Comprehensive Eye Examinations

A complete eye examination will not only evaluate your vision, but can also identify potential eye diseases and problems.  Your complete eye exam will include the following:

  • Measurement of your visual acuity and refraction to determine your prescription and the degree of nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism that you may have.  The computerized auto-refractor is a high-tech instrument that aids in determining your prescription.
  • Measurement of eye muscle balance to assess the movement of your eyes in different directions.
  • Binocular Vision Skills and accommodation are assessed to determine how your eyes work as a team and how well they focus from far to close up vision.
  • Your depth perception and color vision may be measured.
  • Your external eye health is examined through a slit lamp biomicroscope.  This test can help identify cataracts.
  • The corneal curvature is measured with a keratometer.  This helps determine the degree of astigmatism that you have as well as aids in the proper fitting of contact lenses. 
  • A visual field assessment measures your peripheral vision.  This test may help detect neurological disorders and other eye diseases.
  • An eye pressure test will evaluate your intra-ocular pressure.  High pressure in the eye can be a sign of glaucoma.
  • Internal eye health is assessed through the use of an ophthalmoscope.  The doctor may dilate your eyes to more thoroughly examine the retina and optic nerve.
  • You will receive an extensive consultation with the doctor at the conclusion of your exam.  She will present the findings and treatment options.

To schedule an appointment, please call the office at (785) 266-5544, or email us and we will call you to set up an appointment.

Contact Lens Services

Recent advances in contact lens technology allow many people to successfully wear contact lenses, even those who had previously been told that they were poor contact lens candidates, such as those with astigmatism or who wear bifocals.

Our office fits many types of contact lenses including the following:

  • rigid gas permeable
  • new technology silicone hydrogel soft lenses which allow up to 5 times more oxygen to the eye
  • disposable soft contact lenses – including daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly replacement lenses
  • disposable bifocal contact lenses
  • contact lenses of eye color change or enhancement
  • disposable toric lenses for astigmatism
  • disposable lenses instead of reading glasses

Dr. Durst goes beyond the “one size fits all” approach to contact lens evaluations.  She will carefully evaluate your lifestyle, prescription, and ocular health to prescribe a contact lens system that best meets your individual needs.  And she enjoys challenging contact lens fits!


"Dr. Durst and her staff were very helpful and informative with my eye exam and picking out glasses. She is one of the best in the Topeka area and her frame selection can cater to everyone."

Alex D. / Topeka, KS

"Without Dr. Durst, I would have never known about eye complications since I'm diabetic. She and her staff are extremely helpful, kind, and care about not just my eye health."

Davis M. / Topeka, KS

Office Hours

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9:00 9:00 9:00 9:00 8:00 9:00 Closed
6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 5:00 12:00 Closed