We provide eye exams, contact lens fittings, and specialized lenses.
We recommend daily disposable lenses for many of our patients because of the following reasons:
- Because many people have busy lives
- Heavy environmental airborne allergens and pollutants in Los Angeles, that can irritate your eyes
Daily disposable contact lenses are the ultimate in convenience, and are one of the healthiest options for your eyes. There is no need to clean them: just throw them away after each use. They are also ideal for traveling because you don’t need to bring contact lens solutions or cases, and you always have spare pairs.
Contact Lens FAQ
What is the best lens for me?
The doctor will determine which lens design is best for you. This decision is based on several factors including:
- The amount & type of your prescription
- If you need bifocals and separate prescription for reading or computer use
- The curvature of your eye (and whether you have keratoconus or pellucid marginal degeneration)
- Tear quality and quantity
- Your visual demands at work and play
- Your health and medications you are taking
- If you have amblyopia or strabismus
Will I be able to see as well as I do with my glasses?
Hollywood Contact LensesIn many cases, you may see better with contacts than glasses. Our patients enjoy increased peripheral vision and crisper vision. Patients often tell us that they see more accurately with contact lenses because the lenses act as if they are part of your natural eyes.
If I couldn’t wear contacts before, can I wear them now?
Very few patients are unable to wear contact lenses because there are so many different types of lenses. Technology has continually improved the quality of lenses, so patients with difficulty conditions such as dry eyes, astigmatism and bifocals can now wear contacts.
We can also counsel you on a nutritional program, and homeopathic medicine to stimulate increased natural tear production to help patients with dry eyes wear contact lenses longer, and more comfortably.
Are Contact Lenses healthy for my eyes?
Yes, Contact lenses are healthy to wear, and require very little maintenance, especially daily disposable contact lenses. Daily disposable contact lenses are the ultimate in health and convenience. There is no need to clean them: just throw them away after each use.
Do colored contact lenses look natural?
Yes, new contact lens designs look extremely natural and beautiful, even when someone is gazing directly into your eyes. Many actresses and models wear colored contact lenses, and you can’t even tell!
Why are hard or gas permeable (GP) contact lenses better for some patients?
Patients with very dry eyes or high amounts of astigmatism can benefit from wearing GP contacts. GPs can also act as retainers to keep a patient from becoming too nearsighted. There have been studies showing that children wearing GPs can become less nearsighted than children not wearing them.
At what age can my child start wearing contacts?
A child can begin wearing contact lenses at any age; however, a child is ready to wear lenses when the parents decide that their child is responsible enough to personally care for the lenses. We have successfully fit children as young as 5 years old with contact lenses. When it is necessary for an infant or toddler to wear a contact lens due to aphakia or a high prescription, we can train the parents to apply and remove the lenses. Please also read “Contact Lenses for Children”
Is it safe to wear contacts while playing sports? While swimming or scuba diving?
It is safe to wear contacts for all sports. In fact, contact lens wear can enhance your athletic performance.
We recommend wearing safety glasses, with shatter resistant polycarbonate lenses, over your contact lenses in sports such as racquetball, tennis or baseball, to protect you from being hit by a quickly flying object.
If I have astigmatism, will I be able to see well with contacts?
Contact Lenses LAYes, and some patients even see better with contacts than their glasses. Gas permeable contact lenses can even decrease your astigmatism by “smoothing” out the cornea, or front surface of your eye.
There are new and improved disposable contact lenses for high amounts of astigmatism, and patients who have need bifocals with astigmatism.
How do actors in the movies change their eyes?
We design special effects contact lenses for the movies and can transform you into an alien, a cat, or any other creature. We turned Shaq into the perfect free throw shooter in “Terminator 2 in 3D” at Universal Studios Hollywood with computer chip contact lenses.
If I wear bifocal glasses, will I be able to read through my contacts?
There are several options for bifocal wearers: disposable progressive lenses, monovision, bifocal contact with astigmatism, or wearing reading glasses over your contacts. Our patients who successfully wear multifocal contact lenses have told us that it is “liberating” to wear contact lenses, rather than constantly searching for their reading glasses.
Can contact lenses decrease my myopia and astigmatism without surgery?
Yes, specially designed lenses called Orthokeratology, or Ortho K corneal molds can reshape your cornea without surgery, while you sleep, to decrease your myopia and astigmatism and need for glasses during the day. This is an excellent option for myopia up to -10.00 in children and adults.
If you have a current contact lens prescription, you can order your contact lenses from our website.
- Helping you see more clearly
- Improving your depth perception accuracy
- Contact lenses don’t fog up, or slide down your nose