Contact lenses correct your vision problem without obstructing your side view or worrying about how to accommodate goggles, headgear, or other sports paraphernalia. Dr. Bryan Ma specializes in helping patients find the contact lenses that work for their eyes and vision needs, even if they have astigmatism. To learn more about the types of contacts that are available or to schedule an appointment, call the doctor’s practice, Bryan Ma, O.D. Optometry in Orange, California, or use online booking.
Contact lenses are used to correct the same vision problems as eyeglasses. These problems, called refractive errors, include:
You can also get toric contact lenses to correct astigmatism, a condition in which you have nearsightedness and farsightedness.
After Dr. Ma performs a thorough eye exam and determines your level of refractive error, he talks with you about whether you’re a good candidate for contact lenses, and if so, what type of lens is best suited for your eyes.
Soft contact lenses are popular because they’re made from comfortable silicone hydrogel that lets plenty of oxygen pass through the lens.
These contact lenses are rigid like hard contacts, but they let enough oxygen through to keep your eyes healthy.
Hybrid lenses are made with a gas-permeable center that’s surrounded by a soft material.
When you make a decision about contact lenses, you’ll also talk with Dr. Ma about customized lenses such as:
Most types of contact lenses must be regularly and thoroughly cleaned to prevent the build-up of bacteria or other substances that can cause an infection or irritate your eye. With disposable lenses, you don’t need to worry about cleaning.
Disposable contacts are discarded and replaced every day, every two weeks, or monthly, depending on the type.
If your eyes are healthy, and Dr. Ma determines you’re a good candidate, you may be able to get extended-wear contact lenses. You can wear these contacts continuously, including while you sleep, for 7-30 days, depending on the brand.
Just like bifocal eyeglasses, these contacts are made with one zone to correct for distance vision, while the other corrects close-up vision.
Dr. Ma also offers specialty contacts, such as:
If you’d like to get contact lenses, the first step is to schedule an eye exam. Call Bryan Ma, O.D. Optometry, or book an appointment online.