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Contact Lens services offered in Walnut Creek, CA

Consider contact lenses if you’re tired of wearing glasses, but need vision correction. At Diablo Eye Associates in Walnut Creek, California, the ophthalmologists and glaucoma specialists regularly prescribe contact lenses to teenagers and adults. They might recommend soft or hard contacts, depending on your needs. Call the office to request a contact lens consultation or book online today. 

Contact Lens Q & A

What is a contact lens?

A contact lens is a clear plastic disc that you place over your eye to improve your vision. Contacts can be hard or soft; they rest on top of the thin tear film that envelopes your cornea and correct refractory errors, such as nearsightedness and farsightedness.

What are the types of contact lenses?

At Diablo Eye Associates, the providers offer several types of contact lenses, including:

Hard contact lenses

Hard contacts, or rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses, hold their shape. This feature makes them ideal for treating keratoconus, a condition that causes your cornea to bulge outward. You might also benefit from hard contacts if you have allergies or sensitive eyes.

Soft contact lenses

Soft contact lenses are thin and breathable. There are various types of soft lenses, including daily-wear contacts, extended-wear contacts, and colored contacts. You can wear soft contacts during sleep, but it’s better to take them out and let your eyes rest.

Who is a candidate for contact lenses?

You’re a candidate for contact lenses if you have healthy eyes and regularly wear glasses. 

Some people get contacts for aesthetic reasons; others use them to improve their vision when playing sports or participating in activities where glasses aren’t practical. No matter your goals, your Diablo Eye Associates provider can recommend contact lenses that align with your budget and lifestyle.  

What does a contact lens exam involve?

At Diablo Eye Associates, a contact lens exam takes about 60 minutes.

Your provider reviews your medical charts and asks about the vision problems you’re experiencing. They also gather information about your general health, lifestyle, and family history.

Next, your provider completes an eye exam, including visual acuity and refraction tests. Then, they dilate your pupils to get a closer look at the back of your eye. 

After making a diagnosis, your provider takes measurements of your eyes and finalizes your contact prescription. Then, order a six-month or annual supply of contacts. When your contact order arrives at the office a week or so later, you return to Diablo Eye Associates and pick it up. 

Your provider explains how to clean and care for them and tells you when to switch them out.

Call Diablo Eye Associates and request a contact lens consultation today or book online.