Prescription Glasses & Contact Lenses Specialist

Optom-Eyes Vision Care Optometry

Optometrists located in San Diego, CA & El Centro, CA

Thirty million Americans use contact lenses and 70% of adults use prescription glasses on a daily basis to correct vision issues. The team at Optom-Eyes Vision Care Optometry provides support for men, women, and families living in or around El Centro and San Diego, California to find the vision plan that makes the most sense. If you’re looking for the most advanced contact lenses or need a new prescription for your glasses, contact Optom-Eyes Vision Care by phone or online today.

Prescription Glasses & Contact Lenses

What vision issues do corrective lenses address?

Both contact lenses and prescription glasses correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Specialty contact lenses can also help correct such disorders as keratoconus disease, a condition in which the tissue in front of the eye protrudes.

How do contact lenses work?

Contact lenses are thin plastic discs that go directly on the surface of the cornea and correct refractive errors.

Depending on the brand you choose, contact lenses are incredibly flexible and move with your natural eye movement without line of sight issues (you have this in eyeglasses, where you can visibly see the border of your vision.)

There are two main types of contact lenses:

Soft Contact Lenses

These are the most comfortable and versatile option. Soft contact lenses can be used for extended, daily, overnight wear, and are often disposable.

Hard Contact Lenses

Hard contact lenses hold their shape while still allowing oxygen to flow to your cornea. Because they are hard, they might not be the most comfortable or might not withstand extended wear.  

How do glasses work? 

Prescription glasses are fabricated with curved pieces of glass that adjust the refraction of light in your eye. The curved lens bends the light rays as they enter your eye. This helps the rays focus on your retina, instead of behind or in front of it.

What are the risks of contact lenses?

There are various risks to wearing contact lenses. However, proper care and use can help you avoid the vast majority of them. The two most common risks include:

  • Outbreaks of serious eye infections
  • Keratitis: infection linked to improper contact lens use

The most common risks come with monthly or long-lasting contact lenses, as they require systematic daily care and lubrication.

What are scleral lenses?

The team at Optom-Eyes Vision Care Optometry El Centro location is proud to offer scleral lenses to patients suffering from keratoconus disease.

Scleral contacts are gas-permeable contact lenses that wrap around the entire corneal surface and rest on the white part of the eye. As a result, they replace irregular corneal activity with a smooth vision surface.

Contact the team at one of Optom-Eyes Vision Care Optometry locations to learn more about how contact lenses and prescription glasses can help your vision.