Leave Your Glasses at Home
If you have a vision problem, wearing glasses might not be the only way to see clearly. Contact lenses allow many people to correct their vision without wearing frames!
You’ll never have to worry about breaking your glasses or feeling hidden by your eyewear during special occasions with contact lenses. With our help, you can find a temporary alternative to wearing glasses or say goodbye to them forever and use contacts every day—the choice is yours! Call us today to book a contact lens exam and fitting.
What Is a Contact Lens Exam?
Contact lens exams let us discover what kind of contacts will be comfortable and effective for you. They’re a lot like regular eye exams, but we perform additional tests to collect information to help guide our recommendations.
We aim to find out:
- If daily disposable or extended wear lenses would be better for your lifestyle.
- What kinds of contact lenses might be best for your eyes.
- If you have dry eyes, astigmatism, or other conditions that could rule out certain lenses.
- If you have presbyopia or vision problems that require specific lenses.
We also measure:
What Happens After the Exam?
The next step is to use what we’ve learned to match you with a trial pair of lenses. If you like the ones we recommend, we’ll order you a larger supply and give you care instructions for them. We’ll then book a follow-up appointment or 2 to make sure your eyes adjust to them properly.
What Kind of Lenses Are There?
Many people find soft contacts affordable, safe, and easy to wear. These silicone hydrogel lenses allow oxygen to pass through the surface and nourish the eye while you wear them.
Soft contacts come in many shapes and styles and can accommodate different lens wear schedules for maximum convenience. We’ll be happy to help you find a product that works for you.
Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses
Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses hold their shape and stay in place on your eye, which lets them compensate for irregularities in your cornea. RGP lenses are made from solid silicone compounds and are often used to correct astigmatism.
RGP lenses are relatively durable, but they can also take some getting used to and can be lost more easily than soft contacts. If we think you could benefit from RGP lenses, we’ll let you know during your contact lens exam.
Specialty Contact Lenses
Some contact lenses have special shapes or properties:
- Aspheric: these lenses aren’t as thick or round as common spherical contacts. We often recommend them for correcting mild cases of astigmatism.
- Toric: these lenses contain different prescriptions on their horizontal and vertical planes and compensate for refractive problems in different areas of the eye. Toric lenses may be useful for correcting moderate cases of astigmatism.
- Multifocal: these lenses contain a gradient cut into the surface to correct multiple prescriptions, which the viewer can switch between by changing their eye line. Multifocal lenses are often useful for correcting presbyopia.
All Clariti 1-Day lenses feature high water content — a key feature for comfort. AquaGen™ technology makes it possible. The AquaGen™ process creates a lens that naturally attracts and binds water molecules to the lens surface, so your eyes can stay moist and comfortable throughout your day.
Proclear by CooperVision are a line of daily-disposable contact lenses with options available for nearly every corrective lens prescription need, including options for astigmatism. They feature Phosphorylcholine, a material that attracts water and encourages healthy eye hydration.
Our Location in Hollywood
Our practice is just off Carrillo Drive, in the scenic Carthay Circle Garden Plaza.
We offer valet parking in the building, and there is ample street parking in the neighborhood.
- 955 Carrillo Drive, Suite 105
- Los Angeles, CA 90048
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed