Over 30 million Americans wear contact lenses to address vision problems and dramatically improve their eyesight. At See 20/20 Optometry in Santa Ana, California, Dr. Jenny Choi offers a variety of contact lens options that fit your vision care needs and lifestyle preferences, even if you have conditions like dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections. Call or use the online booking tool and schedule a corrective lens evaluation today.
Dr. Choi helps determines if you’re a candidate for contact lenses by considering diagnosed or undiagnosed vision problems, age, lifestyle, and other factors. If you’re very active or play sports frequently, contacts can conveniently correct vision problems without having to wear glasses that may interfere.
Before prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Choi determines the level of vision correction required. She evaluates refractive error (i.e., nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) by measuring how the eyes focus when she places a series of lenses in front of them.
Next, you and Dr. Choi determine if contact lenses or glasses best suit your lifestyle. Contact lenses are available in soft or rigid gas permeable form and must be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly — depending on the type.
See 20/20 Optometry offers several types of contact lenses for a variety of vision problems. Finding specialty fit contact lenses is more challenging when any of the following conditions affect your eyes:
Dr. Choi uses here expertise to prescribe regular and specialty fit contact lenses tailored to manage your vision condition.
Here are some of the types of contact lenses that See 20/20 Optometry offers for unique vision problems:
Toric lenses correct astigmatism. Because the lens must align with the bulge it’s correcting, toric lenses must not rotate to fit on the eye. For that reason, this type of lens takes longer to fabricate and is more expensive than a traditional contact lens.
Gas permeable lenses are a good solution if you suffer from GPC or keratoconus because they limit protein deposits from accumulating and reduce GPC symptoms.
Bifocal and multifocal lenses help remedy presbyopia. Monovision lenses are another option for presbyopia. This type of lens can have one fitted for distance vision and the other for seeing close objects.
Medicated eye drops can also be an effective solution for dry eyes.
If Dr. Choi decides contact lenses aren’t an option for your case, she provides information on Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, an advanced corneal reshaping technique See 20/20 Optometry is proud to offer. This non-surgical vision correction method changes the way your cornea refracts light, improving your vision.
If you’re curious about contact lenses, call or use the online booking tool and schedule a consultation in the office today.