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Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses services offered in Corona, CA

Contact Lenses services offered in the greater Corona, CA area

Consider contact lenses if you’re tired of wearing glasses, or you simply want another vision correction option. At Corona Vision Center in Corona, California, the experienced optometrists offer contact lens exams and contact lenses to people of all ages. Whether you have astigmatism and want sharper vision or want to be able to wear sunglasses, contact lenses can help. Call Corona Vision Center to schedule a contact lens exam today, or book your appointment online.

Contact Lenses Q & A

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are thin discs made of silicone hydrogel that rest directly on the surface of your eyes. They correct vision problems as eyeglasses do, but they don’t have frames and are much more discreet. 

If you play sports or work a physically demanding job, contact lenses make it easier to move around freely. And, because they cover your entire eye, they improve all aspects of your vision, including your peripheral (or side) vision.

What types of vision problems do contact lenses correct?

Corona Vision Center uses contact lenses to correct a variety of vision problems, including:

  • Astigmatism (blurred vision)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness, when close-up objects look blurry)
  • Myopia (nearsightedness, when distant objects look blurry)
  • Presbyopia (age-related vision loss of nearby objects)

After an eye exam and review of your symptoms, your optometrist makes personalized contact lens recommendations.

What happens during a contact lens exam?

At Corona Vision Center, contact lens exams take 45-60 minutes.

Your provider reviews your medical records and asks various questions, including whether you want to wear your contacts all day or only for certain events and activities (like sports). 

Then, they complete a comprehensive eye exam, including a visual acuity test, a slit-lamp test, and a dilated eye exam (to view the structures at the back of your eyes).

If your provider determines that you’re a good candidate for contact lenses, they measure specific parts of your eye to ensure the contacts fit well.

Specifically, they use a tool called a keratometer to assess the curvature of your cornea. Matching the curvature of your cornea to the contact lenses is necessary for comfort and clear vision. If you need multifocal contacts, your provider measures your pupil as well. 

After taking the necessary measurements, your Corona Vision Center provider has you try on a pair of contact lenses. They check to see if the lenses fit your eye and complete another visual acuity test to ensure the contact lenses work properly. 

If everything looks good, your provider writes you a contact lens prescription. They might also give you a pair of trial lenses to use for a week or two. That’s particularly true if you have vision problems that require a special type of contact lens.

To see if you can benefit from contact lenses, make an appointment at Corona Vision Center. Call the office today or book your contact lens visit online.