Contact Lenses Specialist

Antelope Valley Optometric Center

Optometrists located in Lancaster, CA

Contact lenses can be a convenient alternative to eyeglasses, and when getting contacts it is important to have the help of an expert optometrist. The skilled eye care team at Antelope Valley Optometric Center in Lancaster, California, offers all types of contact lenses, from daily disposables to specialty lenses. To learn more about the available contact lens options, schedule an appointment using online booking or by calling the office directly today.

Contact Lenses Q & A

Antelope Valley Optometric Center

What are the different contact lens designs?

Antelope Valley Optometric Center offers a wide range of contact lens designs, including:

Spherical

Spherical lenses are the most common kind of contact lenses. They have the same prescription power through the whole lens and treat nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia).

Toric

Toric lenses contain more than one prescription power because they correct not just nearsightedness or farsightedness, but also astigmatism.

Multifocal

Multifocal lenses have two or more prescriptions. They are the contact lens version of bifocal glasses as they correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness.

The optometrists at Antelope Valley Optometric Center recommend the best lens type for each patient based on their prescription and specific vision care needs.

How often do contact lenses need to be changed?

Antelope Valley Optometric Center offers a variety of options, including:

  • Daily lenses
  • Two-week lenses
  • Monthly lenses
  • Three-month lenses

For people who only wear contact lenses occasionally, daily lenses that are worn once and then throw away may be the best option.

Some hard lenses and specialty lenses have extra longevity, lasting for at least a year in some cases. The optometrists at Antelope Valley Optometric Center can help determine which frequency of replacement works best to suit each patient’s unique needs and lifestyle.

What are specialty contact lenses?

The optometrists at Antelope Valley Optometric Center may prescribe specialty contact lenses for people with corneal transplants, keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, post-surgical eye problems, or other issues that make it hard for contact lenses to fit.

Some options in specialty contact lenses include:

  • Rigid gas permeable lenses: sharp vision for serious nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Keratoconus lenses: either soft or hard lenses to correct keratoconus-related vision issues
  • Hybrid lenses: a hard center for extra-sharp vision with a soft ring around it for comfort
  • Scleral lenses: oversized lenses for irregular corneas or other issues

Dr. Jeff Clark is an expert in specialty lens fitting and can often help patients with complex vision issues get the contact lenses they need.

What brands of contact lenses are available?

Antelope Valley Optometric Center is proud to offer a large selection of contact lenses from all of the leading manufacturers, including:

  • CooperVision®
  • Acuvue®
  • Bausch + Lomb
  • CibaVision™
  • SynergEyes®
  • UltraHealth®
  • KeraSoft® IC
  • Visionary Optics
  • Blanchard Contact Lenses

From just-for-fun colored contacts to custom specialty lenses, Antelope Valley Optometric Center has contact lenses to meet every need. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.