Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses Specialist
Contact lenses are an ideal solution for patients who have vision deficits but don’t want to wear glasses. Dr. Marvin Weitzman offers a large variety of contact lenses to patients in San Diego, California. With his help, patients can find contacts that fit comfortably, correct their vision, and fulfill all of their requirements. To make an appointment with Dr. Weitzman, please contact Sorrento Valley Optometric Center.

Contact Lenses Q & A

What are contact lenses?

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.

When are contact lenses appropriate?

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.

What types of contact lenses are available from Sorrento Valley Optometric Center?

Sorrento Valley Optometric Center offers a range of contact lenses. Options available from our facility include:

  • Rigid gas permeable contact lenses
  • Conventional soft contact lenses
  • Disposable contacts
  • Extended wear contacts

Dr. Weitzman works with you closely to determine the option that’s best for you.

Are contacts difficult to care for?

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.

How long does it take to get used to contact lenses?

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.

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