Many of our patients routinely wear contact lenses as their primary source of vision correction, and many of our new patients are seeking services that will allow them to be successful contact lens wearers. Contact lenses are a medical device, fitted by professional eye care practitioners. There are many choices available today for patients who wear contact lenses. Contacts are more comfortable to wear than ever, and new advances continue to make contacts an option for people with various types of refractive error.
Dr. Esfandiari is an expert in fitting Soft and Hard contact lenses, including multifocal and astigmatic correction lenses.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Esfandiari determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our San Diego optometrist, call (858) 272-0020 today.
After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Esfandiari works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at (858) 272-0020 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at (858) 272-0020 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.