Convenience & Comfort with Contacts
Contact lenses can be a convenient alternative to eyeglasses. When your contacts fit well, you may not notice you’re wearing them. But when contacts fit poorly, the lenses might move around frequently, irritate your eyes, or offer limited vision correction.
Contact lens exams help us determine the best fit for your eyes. We can assess what type works for your eye health and lifestyle, and find customized solutions for hard-to-fit eyes. Our eye care team is dedicated to your visual comfort. We’ll work with you to find the right fit.
Book an appointment at Valley Optometric Group for a contact lens exam.
Contact Lens Exam vs. Eye Exam: What’s the Difference?
A routine eye exam is not the same as a contact lens exam.
During a contact lens exam, we’ll measure your eyes, assess eye care needs, and discuss your lifestyle to determine the best contact lens type and material for your eyes. For example, if we determine you have dry eyes, scleral lenses or hard contact lenses could be a more comfortable option. Alternatively, you might benefit from disposable contacts if you play sports.
Contact lens exams are also an opportunity for trial and error. You might try soft contacts first but learn you prefer hard contacts. We’ll follow up after you experience a trial pair and help you adjust to your new way of seeing.
Fitting Your Contact Lens Type
Contact lenses are available for vision correction and fashion, in soft materials or hard. Finding your best fit starts with a contact lens exam. We can learn about your eye care needs and recommend options based on your preferences and eye health. Ask our optometrists about our contact lens services for fittings and contact lens care.
These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. The close fit makes the lenses more difficult to dislodge, which can be helpful for sports. One type of soft lenses, silicone hydrogels, allow more oxygen to the eye to prevent hypoxia.
Gas Permeable (GP) Lenses
Gas permeable (GP) are made of moderately flexible plastics. The name comes from their ability to let eyes breathe, preventing hypoxia. GP lenses are durable and offer crisp vision. Additionally, GP lenses can be better for allergies or dry eye.
CRT (Ortho-K) Lenses
Corneal refractive therapy (also orthokeratology or ortho-k) uses gas permeable (GP) lenses to help treat myopia (nearsightedness). Patients wear the ortho-k lenses overnight to gently reshape the cornea, resulting in improved vision during the day.
Scleral lenses are uniquely shaped. The lenses vault over the cornea, resting their weight on the sclera (the white part of the eye). Scleral lenses are gas permeable (GP), allowing improved oxygen to the eye. Additionally, scleral lenses can benefit patients with irregular corneas, including conditions like keratoconus.
Color Contact Lenses
Colored contact lenses are a fun option for enhancing or changing eye color with a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes. Ask us about how to safely use cosmetic contact lenses to protect healthy vision.
Contact Us for Your Contacts
Our team is dedicated to improving the visual comfort of our patients. Together, we can discuss your contact lens needs and determine the best fit for you. Ask us about our contact lens services for fittings and more. Book an appointment today with Valley Optometric Group!
Valley Optometric Group is located on the corner of Kingswood Drive and Sylvan Avenue, right near Beyer Community Park.
If you’re having trouble finding our practice, please give us a call!
- Phone: 209-527-6640
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 1401 Sylvan Ave
- Modesto, CA 95355
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: Closed
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Closed: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM daily for lunch