Contact Lenses Specialist

OC Optometry Group

Optometrists located in Newport Beach, CA

Contact Lenses at OC Optometry Group

Contact lens materials and technology advancements have revolutionized how people with chronic eye conditions, such as astigmatism, keratoconus, and dry eye, can comfortably wear contact lenses. Patients can achieve clear vision and comfort for extended periods with specialized materials like silicone hydrogel and scleral lenses.

At the OC Optometry Group in Newport Beach, California, our experienced ocular specialists perform thorough contact lens exams to determine the best type of contact lens for each patient's unique needs. Our team offers a range of options, including disposable lenses, colored contacts, and specialty lenses for hard-to-fit eyes.

We understand the importance of timely appointments and strive to schedule patients as soon as possible, with emergency appointments available on the same day. Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care and education, ensuring patients are comfortable and confident in their contact lens selection and care.

If you're interested in exploring contact lens options in Newport Beach for your eye condition or simply seeking an alternative to traditional eyeglasses, visit the friendly and knowledgeable team at OC Optometry Group today. You can easily request an appointment online or by phone.

Contact Lenses Q & A

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How do I get a contact lens prescription?

Your OC Optometry Group doctor will prescribe contact lenses after your comprehensive eye exam. Because the OC Optometry Group offers a wide range of contact lenses, your optometrist can help you choose the best fit for your lifestyle.

What are the options for contact lenses?

There are contacts to suit nearly every need, including:

  • Daily wear lenses that you throw away each night
  • Extended-wear lenses that you dispose of after a month
  • Contact lenses for eye conditions like astigmatism
  • Colored contact lenses in both prescription and nonprescription

Your optometrist can help you order your new lenses, and a trained optician will fit them to ensure they're working as they should.

Should my child get contact lenses?

Although your child's eyes can technically accommodate contact lenses as early as infancy, most kids don't have the motor skills and maturity needed for contact lenses until they're 8-11. Some kids may need to wait another year or two.

Some kids are perfectly happy with eyeglasses and don't ever want contacts. Your child's eye doctor at the OC Optometry Group can help you determine if contacts are suitable for your child and when to begin wearing them.

Is it okay to wear contact lenses overnight?

Although you can wear some extended-wear lenses overnight, the OC Optometry Group doctors usually don't recommend this since it can raise your risk of eye infections. If you want to wear your contact lenses overnight, talk to your eye doctor to ensure you get lenses that give your eyes maximum oxygen exposure while you sleep.

Do I still need to have glasses if I get contact lenses?

Although you don't have to have both glasses and contacts, most people find it the most convenient option. If you ever have a problem like dry or red eyes, switching to glasses for a day or two can give your eyes the break they need.

Which type of contact lenses is best?

There is no one-size-fits-all to which type of contact lenses is best. The optimal choice depends on several factors, including eye health, lifestyle, and vision needs.

Soft contact lenses are the most popular choice, as they are typically comfortable and easy to wear. They are available in various options, including daily disposables, extended-wear lenses, toric lenses for astigmatism, and multifocal lenses.

On the other hand, gas-permeable lenses are rigid and often provide sharper vision than soft lenses. They are recommended for patients with more complex vision needs, such as irregular corneas or high prescriptions.

Hybrid lenses combine soft and gas-permeable lenses, offering the benefits of both types in one lens. Your optometrist can help you determine the best option during a comprehensive contact lens exam.

Should I wear contact lenses or glasses?

The decision to wear contact lenses or glasses ultimately depends on personal preference and lifestyle. Contact lenses offer several advantages over glasses, including a wider field of vision, improved peripheral vision, and the ability to participate in sports or other activities without worrying about glasses slipping or breaking. Additionally, some people may prefer the look of contact lenses over glasses.

However, there are also some potential drawbacks to wearing contact lenses. They require a bit more upkeep and cleaning, and there is a risk of eye infection if not properly cared for. Some people may also find contact lenses uncomfortable or difficult to insert and remove.

On the other hand, Glasses are typically easier to maintain and offer more protection for the eyes from dust and other irritants. They may also be better for those with certain eye conditions or dry eye syndrome.

What happens during a contact lens exam?

During a contact lens exam, your optometrist will assess your eye health and vision while using advanced corneal topography testing to determine the shape of your cornea, ensuring the contact lenses fit comfortably. Custom contact lenses can also be ordered if there is an imbalance in eye color or if eye discoloration needs to be camouflaged. 

The exam is quick, allowing many to schedule during their lunch break. We can provide you with a temporary set of contact lenses to try out for a few days. If they work well, we can order a complete set for you.

Get Your Contact Lenses in Newport Beach, CA

Contact lenses may be an excellent option if you're tired of wearing glasses or struggling with chronic eye conditions. At the OC Optometry Group in Newport Beach, our experienced ocular specialists can help you find the right type of contact lenses for your unique needs. We offer a range of options to ensure optimal vision and comfort.

Don't let vision problems hold you back any longer. Schedule a contact lens exam with OC Optometry Group today and start enjoying clear, comfortable vision. You can request an appointment online or by phone.