Lenses as Unique as Your Eyes
Contact lenses can provide crisp, clear vision but they aren’t one-size-fits-all. Everyone’s eyes are unique and that’s why contacts come in so many different varieties. There’s something for everybody.
If you’ve ever been told that you can’t wear contact lenses or you have hard-to-fit eyes, we might be able to help. Hollywood Vision Center offers a variety of specialty contact lenses for people with high prescriptions, dry eye disease, astigmatism, or other eye conditions. For a specialty contact lens exam and fitting, book your appointment today.
People with astigmatism can still wear contact lenses, though they may need special lenses that correct vision on both the horizontal and vertical axes of the eye.
Contact lenses for astigmatism are called toric lenses. They have different powers in different parts of the lens. As a result, they need to sit a certain way on the eye to ensure appropriate vision correction.
Toric lenses have unique design features to help them stay in place. Weighted bottoms help the lenses to sit properly even after blinking. If you have high astigmatism, ask about toric lenses today.
Most contact lenses rest on the cornea. For some people, that makes contact lens wear uncomfortable or even impossible. Scleral lenses vault over the cornea, without touching it.
These lenses work well for people with keratoconus (a condition in which the corneas are cone-shaped), as well as those with other irregularities in the corneal shape. Scleral lenses may also be preferable for those who have had laser eye surgery or have corneal scarring.
For people with dry eye, scleral lenses can help retain moisture on the surface of the eye. They have a larger diameter and allow for a fluid reservoir between the cornea and the lens. Many people find a properly fitting scleral lens quite comfortable.
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is used as a method of myopia control. Specially designed contact lenses are worn overnight to reshape the cornea.
These lenses work by flattening the flexible corneal tissue. When they’re removed in the morning after overnight wear, the cornea stays flat for a while, improving vision without the use of another corrective lens.
Lenses used for ortho-k are rigid gas-permeable, but they allow enough oxygen into the eye to allow it to breathe, protecting ocular health.
Let us Fit You
No matter your prescription or eye condition, if you want to try contact lenses, we will do our best to find you a comfortable pair.
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