Comprehensive eye exams for contact lens wearers
A contact lens exam is separate from a comprehensive eye exam but can be performed on the same day. If you are currently a contact lens wearer, we will evaluate your current contacts for fit, vision, and ocular health. If your current lenses are not fitting properly, you may be more prone to developing eye infections which can be vision-threatening. Depending upon the lens that you are wearing, we may switch you into the newest technology available to ensure that the lenses are oxygen permeable and non-drying on the eyes.
If you are a new wearer, we will fit you with a pair of sample lenses of the latest materials and ensure that the lenses are providing you with optimal fit, vision and comfort. We usually ask our patients to return for a follow-up visit to address any concerns they may have with the lenses and to ensure adequate fit, vision and ocular health.
Custom-designed Contact Lens Exam
Certain types of prescriptions require special custom contact lens designs and extra time. Our doctors are experienced in fitting hard-to-fit prescriptions and for the diseased or damaged corneas. Most of our patients are referred to our office through local corneal specialists. If you have had unsuccessful ocular surgery or have been diagnosed with Keratoconus and have not been successfully fit into contact lenses, it is possible that you may need specialty custom contact lenses. After a thorough evaluation including a map of the cornea, we will custom-design a lens tailored to fit your eye thereby restoring vision to a functioning level.
Preparing for your Contact Lens Exam
If you are a current contact lens wearer, please come in wearing your contact lenses and have them on for at least two hours. Please also bring your boxes or vials of contacts with you, especially if you are satisfied with your current lenses and hope to stay in the same brand.
If you would like to be seen for a specialty contact lens exam, please call our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wang. It may be helpful to provide our office with information regarding your eye condition including previous history of ocular surgeries.
Soft Contact Lenses
Our doctors believe in a comprehensive approach to prescribing contact lenses that provide optimal comfort, vision and health for our contact lens wearers. We are committed to listening to your visual needs and fitting you into the contact lens that will provide excellent vision that will suit your lifestyle.
Contact lenses are a medical device, which is why we prescribe the latest in contact lens materials and brands, those that have been repeatedly chosen by patients for comfort and vision. The most recent advances in contact lenses are the new silicone hydrogel lens material which allow for greater oxygen permeability and less discomfort due to dryness, which means a longer wearing time for the average patient.
Our doctors recommend daily disposable contact lenses, as they are the healthiest wearing option for most patients.
Our doctors are committed fine-tuning your contact lens prescription to match the shape of your eye and correct for astigmatism with the use of toric contact lenses.
Multifocal Contact Lenses for Presbyopia
Our doctors are skilled in fitting multifocal contact lenses for patients over the age of 40 who need a prescription for simultaneously seeing objects at a distance and up close. Multifocal contact lenses blend multiple prescriptions into one contact lens to help patients see objects up close without having to rely on reading glasses.
If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (626) 441-5300.