Contact Lenses Specialist

Lifetime Eyecare Optometry

Yvonne Weisz, OD

Optometrist located in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

An estimated 45 million Americans wear contact lenses, according to the American Optometric Association. Dr. Yvonne Weisz and her professional staff at Lifetime Eyecare Optometry in Rancho Cucamonga, California, provide patients with contact lenses that are most suitable for their individual needs. Her team offers eye health and vision evaluations as well as contact lens fittings to help you navigate the world. Call or book online today.

Contact Lenses

How Can I Get Contact Lenses?

The first step is to obtain a prescription. Before prescribing your lenses, Dr. Weisz will conduct a comprehensive eye exam and vision evaluation to determine your overall eye health and the level of vision correction needed for your new lenses.

Some of the factors Dr. Weisz assesses during your exam are:

  • Astigmatism
  • Farsightedness
  • Nearsightedness

By placing different lenses in front of you, Dr. Weisz can see how your eyes focus with each lens.

Once Dr. Weisz has written your prescription, you’ll need to have a contact lens exam to assess your vision with contacts.

Dr. Weisz will carefully determine the right size and shape lenses for you. Doing so is imperative since contact lenses sit directly on the surface of your eye and have to fit comfortably and correctly to avoid irritation and ocular damage.

What are the Different Types of Contact Lenses?

It’s essential you choose the right contact lenses to fit you and your prescription. There are two main types of contacts.

  • Soft ContactsSoft contacts are a common choice because they’re comfortable. Soft contact lenses are also effective at correcting astigmatism.
  • Hard ContactsHard contacts are also called rigid or gas-permeable lenses. Hard contacts can correct more severe astigmatism or nearsightedness and provide sharper vision than soft contacts can.

You’ll also need to decide if you want disposable, daily, or extended-wear contacts. You need to change extended-wear contacts either weekly, biweekly, or monthly.

How Should I Take Care of My Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses require proper care and use. For the safest, best experience with contact lenses, be sure to avoid:

  • Keeping your contacts in longer than recommended
  • Wearing contact lenses that aren’t made for your eyes

Also, be sure to wash your hands before putting on your contacts, to minimize the chance of pain, irritation, and bacterial infections. Some bacterial infections can even lead to vision loss, so maintaining adequate contact lens hygiene is crucial to your eye health.

Other tips for good contact lens hygiene are:

  • Avoid sleeping in lenses that should be removed at night
  • Use a fresh solution every time and keep your case clean
  • Only wear the prescription contact lenses that were provided to you

For more information about contacts and to get your prescription, call or book online to visit the Lifetime Eyecare Optometry team.