A contact lens is a thin lens placed directly on the surface of your eye. This lens corrects your vision in the same way as eyeglasses, but it’s less noticeable and more convenient. In fact, most people cannot tell you’re wearing contacts at all.
You can wear contacts all the time, or you can alternate between contacts and eyeglasses as needed.
Contact lenses are appropriate for most patients with vision deficits. However, they may not be appropriate for young children who aren’t yet responsible enough to care for their contact lenses properly. They may also be inappropriate for patients with certain conditions, such as dry eyes. If you’re wondering whether contact lenses may be appropriate for you, talk to Dr. Weitzman for guidance.
Sorrento Valley Optometric Center offers a range of contact lenses. Options available from our facility include:
Acuvue Oasis 2 week Transition lenses will be available in April 2019 at our office. We are one of very few offices chosen to roll out the new product. If we have already fit you for the Oasis with in the previous 12 months you are qualified to purchase these with no further testing. If you were not fit by us, but have a current prescription for the 2 week Oasis you can also buy the Transition Oasis. If not already fit and you want to get them we can do an exam and fitting for you.
Dr. Weitzman works with you closely to determine the option that’s best for you.
All contact lenses have different care requirements. However, as long as you follow the provided instructions carefully, you won’t have any trouble with your lenses.
To reduce the effort associated with contact lens maintenance, some patients decide to purchase disposable or extended wear lenses instead. With either of these options, you can throw the lens away when you’re done wearing it, so you won’t need to worry about proper cleaning and storage.
If you opt for soft contact lenses, you should get used to the feel of the lenses within a few days. Some people even feel comfortable with their lenses immediately. If you choose rigid gas permeable lenses, however, it may take a few weeks to get used to how the lenses feel.
In rare cases, you may not be able to get used to contact lenses and you’ll need to wear glasses instead.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!