Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in San Diego

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Making the Switch to Contact Lenses

Our doctors are here to provide you with different options to achieve your vision goals. Our contact lens exam and fitting is an important step to help ensure that your new contacts provide clear vision while fitting comfortably and safely. 

Along with a comprehensive fitting, we also offer various brands and specialty contact lenses that address your unique visual needs.

Contact us to schedule your contact lens exam and fitting today to find the right lenses for you.

What Contact Lenses Can Do for You

Contact lenses, like your prescription glasses, work to correct refractive errors like:

During your exam, the doctor will review your lifestyle needs and contact lens preferences to recommend the lenses that best suit your eyes. Everyone’s eyes are unique so we also test your visual acuity to see how well you see letters and symbols from a distance. 

No contact lens exam is complete without a comprehensive fitting!

The Fitting Process

The fitting process allows our doctors to assess the health of your cornea to ensure you can wear contact lenses safely and comfortably. Following comprehensive testing and measurements, our doctors can fit you with trial lenses and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your comfort with your new lenses.

Our doctors use fitting technology to get the precise measurements we need to ensure your comfort.

Corneal topography works a lot like a 3D map and helps find distortions in the curvature of the cornea, so your personalized contact lens can have an exact, comfortable fit.

During the exam, we will scan your eyes to get a detailed image while you relax and look at a fixed target for a few seconds. The majority of patients report no discomfort with corneal topography as nothing touches your eyes during the exam.

Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) allows the doctor to get a closer look at the front-most region of the eye, which includes the cornea, iris, and drainage angle.

Anterior segment OCT uses high-wavelength light to get a detailed image of the anterior segment of the eye. This test assesses corneal and ocular surface disorders that can interfere with your ability to wear contacts.

Our Selection of Specialty Contact Lenses 

Contact lenses fall under 2 main categories, soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (RGP). These 2 categories include specialty contact lenses that can help address and correct your visual needs.

Scleral contact lenses are a viable option if you struggle to wear contacts due to eye issues like dry eye syndrome or keratoconus

Scleral contacts are larger than traditional contacts and rest on the sclera or white of your eyes. These lenses vault over the cornea and create a fluid reservoir to allow for extra breathability and hydration.

Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, is an excellent option for most patients with mild to moderate myopia (nearsightedness).

Ortho-k lenses can help reduce your dependence on both contact lenses and glasses throughout the day. These lenses are inserted at night and removed in the morning, allowing you to see clearly throughout the day by temporarily reshaping the cornea to improve vision.

Aspheric contact lenses are designed to manage the average spherical aberration in the lens and human eye. Spherical aberration is the inability of a lens to focus light on a common point. Aspheric contact lenses help focus light and offer clear, sharp vision.

Toric contact lenses help address and correct astigmatism. Toric lenses require a precise fit, and our doctors can help find the ideal fit during the fitting process.

Toric lenses come in the soft or RGP variety and contain multiple powers, one vertical and the other horizontal. These multiple powers allow the lenses to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness.

Multifocal lenses feature 2 distinct lens powers for near and distant vision and help correct presbyopia, eliminating the need for reading glasses.

Multifocal lenses are available in soft and RGP options and are designed for daily or extended overnight wear, and we help you get a precise fit during the fitting process.

Hybrid contact lenses feature a rigid gas-permeable center surrounded by a soft outer ring. These lenses can correct many refractive errors, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia.

Hybrid lenses can also correct keratoconus, which is an irregular curvature of the cornea.

SynergEyes hybrid lenses are soft toric lenses that help correct astigmatism. These weighted lenses focus on the irregular curvature of the cornea by adding a shape that states oriented at a specific position.

Finding the Right Lenses

Our doctors strive to help you find the right contact lenses! The contact lens exam and fitting process help us get a secure and safe fit for your contact lenses, but that’s just the first step. We also offer convenient online ordering services to order your new contacts or refill your current prescription.

If you’re looking for new contact lenses or just want to update your prescription, we can help. Book an appointment with us today and schedule your next contact lens exam and fitting.

Our Brands

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Our Locations

Heights Optometry

  • 3404 Adams Ave.
  • San Diego, CA 92116

North Park Optometry

  • 3068 University Ave.
  • San Diego, CA 92104

La Mesa Optometry

  • 8321 La Mesa Blvd
  • La Mesa, CA 91942
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