Contact Lens Exam

Our goal at Eyecon Optometry is to make sure your contact lenses are not only going to provide you with optimal vision and comfort, but also be healthy for your eyes. Your eyeglasses prescription only tells us about the refractive state of your eyes, while a contact lens prescription requires many more checks including curvature, diameter, and material. For this reason, it is vital that all contact lens patients be seen yearly.


Contact Lens Fitting

A contact lens is a medical device that sits directly on the surface of your eyes. Unlike eyeglasses, if contact lenses are not fit properly they can cause complications to your eye health and vision. Our optometrists are committed to fitting the best lens that aligns your visual goals and lifestyle. At your first fit or refit, our optometrists will make recommendations to help you choose a lens that is both healthy for your eyes and compatible with your daily activities.


Types of Contact Lenses

At Eyecon Optometry, our optometrists have been trained to fit all types of contacts lenses and carry a variety of speciality lenses to successfully fit a wide range of eye conditions. We offer a large selection of trusted and FDA-approved brands and lenses. Those who have been told their prescription is not compatible with contact lens wear may find that not be the case at our office.

MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES

Multifocal contact lenses are designed to correct both distance and near prescriptions. This lens type is ideal for patients who are in bifocal or progressive glasses. Astigmatism multifocal lenses are also now available. Younger patients with myopia, also known as nearsightedness, can also benefit from this type of lens. Multifocals differ from monovision correction. In multifocals, both eyes are being used at all times - for distance, near, and intermediate distances. In monovision, one eye is used for distance and the other is used for near. Monovision works well for some patients, but overall multifocals is often preferred since there are many benefits to being able to use both eyes together. 


LEARN MORE ON MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENS 


Color Contact Lenses
Color contacts correct vision, but also allows patients to enhance or change their eye color. Our optometrists will work with you to find the lens fit and color that best suits you. We strongly discourage color contact lenses or “circle lenses” that are bought online without a prescription. These lenses are made from materials that are NOT approved by the FDA and often are sold illegally. They can be dangerous for your eyes and can result in vision loss. .


Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
Rigid gas permeable lenses, also known as RGPs, are lenses that are custom made for your eyes. This means that we can fit almost any prescription in this type of lens. These lenses are also recommended for patients with front surface irregularities and dry eyes. The materials of RGP lenses are slightly more rigid than soft lenses making them more durable and giving them better optical precision. Multifocal and astigmatism options are also available. RGPs are perfect for patients wanting a higher level of acuity.

 Although contact lens wear can seem scary, it is a process that becomes easier with practice. After your first contact lens fitting and exam, our optometrists and trained technicians will teach you healthy and safe contact lens application and removal. Before leaving our office, you will be able to safely apply and remove your lenses! We also provide starter kits to give you the materials needed for cleaning and storage.


Rebates

If you purchased contact lenses from our office, you may be eligible for rebates. For you convenience, here is a list of contact lens rebates currently being offered:

Acuvue

Alcon

Bausch & Lomb

CooperVision


Contact Lens Recycling

Contact lenses and blister packets cannot be recycled through your recycling bin or traditional recycling. Our office is proud to work with Terracycle to help reduce contact lens waste. We recommend saving your contact lens waste (foil, plastic packet, and lenses) and dropping it off at our office at your convenience. If you wear lenses made by Bausch & Lomb, you can also recycle them on your own. Use the link below will help you get started: Click Here




CHILDREN AND CONTACT LENS

Contact lenses are approved for all ages. For some children, contact lenses are medically necessary due to high prescriptions or vision imbalances that are more effectively treated with contacts. For normal soft lenses, we recommend any age that your child is mature enough to understand the importance of hygiene and responsibility. For some children that may be age 7, for others it may be in their teenage years. For children and teens, daily disposable contact lenses are always recommended in order to reduce the risk of infections and complications.


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CONTACT LENS EXAM

5 Ways to Increase Contact Lens Comfort

1. Use preservative-free artificial tears throughout the day to keep your lens moist. It is highly recommended to use them in before and after long periods of computer work or reading.

2. Switch to daily disposable lenses if you are in monthly or biweekly lenses. Lens molecules that keep lenses hydrated and moist wear off with normal contact lens wear making them more and more dry with each wear.

3. Only use brand name contact lens solutions. Store brand solutions use preservatives and chemicals that can cause contact lens discomfort.
4. Stop sleeping or showering in your contacts. Not only will this make your lenses more dry, but it also greatly increases your risk of infection.

5. Make an appointment with one of our doctors to troubleshoot what could make your lenses uncomfortable. Reduced contact lenses comfort is often because of dry eyes or a non-optimal contact lens fit.

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Eyecon Mission Hills

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📌 15336 Devonshire st., Suite 4, 

        Mission Hills, CA 91345

Mon-Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Saturday :     8:00am - 4:00pm

Closed : Wednesday, Sunday

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Monday - Thursday : 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday-Saturday : 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

We are operating by appointments only. Please call ahead of time to schedule your appointment. 

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