Finding the Right Contact Lenses
At La Mesa Optometry, we aim to provide you with multiple options to achieve your vision goals. Our comprehensive contact lens exam and fitting help ensure that your new contacts provide clear vision and fit comfortably.
Our contact lens services don’t stop at just the exam—we also provide various brands and specialty contact lenses for unique visual needs.
Contact us to schedule your contact lens exam and fitting today and find the right lenses for you.
An Alternative to Glasses
Contact lenses, like your prescription glasses, can correct refractive errors like:
During your contact lens exam, the doctor reviews your lifestyle needs and contact lens preferences to determine what lenses are best for your eyes. We also test your visual acuity to see how well you see letters and symbols from a distance.
The Contact Lens Evaluation
No contact lens exam is complete without a comprehensive fitting. 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.
During the exam, we will scan your eyes to get a detailed image while you relax and stare 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)
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 contact lens usage.
It’s important for us to consider all the details during your contact lens exam, and fitting and anterior segment OCT is a big part of that process.
Our 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 unique visual needs.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Exploring Your Contact Lens Options
At La Mesa Optometry, we’re here to help you explore your contact lens options. The contact lens exam and fitting process is only the first step. We also offer convenient online ordering services to order your new contacts or refill your current prescription.
If you’re looking to make the switch to contact lenses, we have you covered. Book an appointment with our doctors and get a comprehensive exam and fitting today.
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