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Optometrist in Salinas

Contact Lenses

Optometrist Office in Salinas

Contact lenses are a great option for many patients. By utilizing the most advanced technology and fitting techniques, combined with the latest materials and advanced designs, our contact lens specialists will determine the appropriate device for your individual needs. Our contact lens clinic is set up to help our patients achieve success in vision and comfort. No longer are contacts just for nearsighted people, newer lens designs can accommodate astigmatism, presbyopia and keratoconus prescriptions. We offer all types and brands of contact lenses specifically fitted for each individual. Our contact lens professionals are dedicated to fitting you with the type of lens that is best suited to your ophthalmic needs and lifestyle. It is very important that your lenses are fitted correctly based on your prescription, eye shape and specific needs. Types of contact lenses include:

Soft Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are the most commonly prescribed due to the fact that they are extremely comfortable. Soft contacts are now available in multifocal, for astigmatism and even for overnight wear. Soft contact lenses include:

  • Daily Wear: can be worn up to 18 hours but must be removed and cleaned at night
  • Extended Wear: can be worn overnight
  • Disposable: can be worn for just one day, then discarded
  • Color-Changing: can change the color of your eyes, even if vision correction is not needed

Hard Contact Lenses

Sometimes called rigid or gas-permeable lenses, hard contact lenses offer sharper vision and can correct severe nearsightedness or astigmatism.

  • Severe nearsightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

Specialty Contact Lenses

Thousands of people who suffer vision loss as a result of various corneal conditions (keratoconus, scarred corneas, post corneal transplant, Stevens-Johnson disease, severe dry eye caused by Sjogrens's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions) can now see clearly once again through specialty contact lenses. With modern technology we can make clear and comfortable vision a reality through hybrid and scleral contact lenses. Scleral lenses are rigid gas permeable lenses with an extra-wide diameter. As opposed to traditional contacts, scleral lenses vault over the entire cornea, leaving a gap between the lens and the corneal surface before coming to rest on the white part of your eye (your sclera). Their unique design has taken scleral contacts to the top of the charts for ultimate wearing comfort, healthy eyes, and excellent vision.

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