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Optometrist in Salinas

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a great option for many patients. No longer just for nearsighted people, newer lens designs can accomodate astigmatism, presbyopia and keratoccnus prescriptions. We we offer all types and brands of contact lenses specifically fitted for each individual's needs. 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 multi focal, 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

Speciality Contact Lenses

  • Hybrid (soft/hard combination) and scleral lenses correct keratoconus, post transplant, post surgical or other corneal anomolies
  • Piggy soft and hard lens combination