Choosing the contact lenses that are right for you depends on your vision and comfort. In fact, contact lenses may not be for you at all, and you may prefer to wear prescription eyeglasses only. However, at Trang Tran, OD & Esther Tan, OD, we have been fitting specialty contact lenses for years and have seen some incredible changes in that time. It is very important that your contact lenses are fitted correctly based on your prescription, eye shape, and specific needs. With many different styles to choose from at our optical store, it is best to inform yourself with the various types of contact lenses in Whitney Ranch before you make your final decision.
Our optometrists believe that you should be well informed and educated about your eye care. Therefore, during your eye examination and contact lens fitting, we’ll explain the purpose of the equipment we use so you can become more comfortable as well as knowledgeable about your eye care and health. When we examine your eyes, our optometrists use the most modern examination equipment available to ensure an accurate and efficient examination and diagnosis. The entire exam process can take an hour depending on the complexity of the problem. Each patient will be evaluated with a refraction slit lamp, intraocular pressure, and a retinal exam. Personalized to you, no two eye examinations or eyewear prescriptions are the same. Your comprehensive exam will also test visual acuity, eye tracking and focusing skills, as well as detect problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, crossed eyes, dyslexia, and color blindness. If it’s determined that you require prescription lenses, our optical store has many different kinds of eyewear and contact lenses in Whitney Ranch available for you. Rigid or hard contact lenses, also called gas-permeable lenses, are a shrinking segment of the industry, but we still have a large number of patients who wear them. They offer sharper vision and can correct nearsightedness or astigmatism. However, hard contact lenses take longer to adjust to than soft contact lenses. Soft contact lenses are the most frequently prescribed due to their tremendous comfort, and are now available for patients with astigmatism and dry eyes. But there are many different options of contact lenses to choose from. There are daily wear lenses, which can be worn up to 18 hours but must be removed at night. Conversely, there are extended wear lenses which can be worn overnight. Unlike either of these two types, however, are disposable lenses which are worn for only one day at a time and are then discarded. Color-changing lens which, as the name suggests, change the color of your iris, are also an option, even if vision correction is not required. Soft lenses are also now available for patients with astigmatism and for patients who require multifocal lenses, which used to only be offered in hard contact lenses.
While you should always visit us if you are experiencing symptoms, annual eye exams are just as important even if you are not having specific symptoms at the time. Once your annual exam is completed, our optometrists will be able to give you an updated prescription that you fill at our optical store. So if you prefer hard or soft, extended wear or daily disposable, it is important to first consult us on which style of contact lenses in Whitney Ranch are best suited for your particular prescription, eye shape, and specific needs. At Trang Tran, OD & Esther Tan, OD, we’ll be sure to make sure all your prescription eye care needs and expectations are met and exceeded.