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Contacts

At VisionCare Optometry, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist in Elk Grove. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Thuy Ha O.D. will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.

Contact lenses are not an easy solution for every person suffering with vision problems. Some eye conditions make wearing contacts a difficult proposition. Discussing specialized contact options with your eye care provider,

In addition to eye exams and vision testing, Dr. Ha O.D. and our team of optometry professionals provide testing for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Our Elk Grove optometrist also offers glasses, contact lenses, and pre- and post-operative care.

Evaluation

Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Ha O.D. determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Elk Grove optometrist, call (916)-685-3369 today.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Ha O.D. works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at (916)-685-3369 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.

Cosmetic Lenses

Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at (916)-685-3369 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.

 

Reasons for Hard to Fit Contacts

Finding contact lenses that fit can be a struggle if you have:

Astigmatism and Keratoconus – a bulged or curved front of your eye

Dry eyes – Frequent irritation can be made worse by contact

Presbyopia – Age-related focusing difficulties

Solutions for Hard to Fit Contacts

Gas permeable lenses will limit protein deposits from keratoconus. They are also effective in containing corneal bulging and relieving pressure on the tissue for a Keratoconus sufferer.

Toric lenses are useful for correcting astigmatism. They are custom-made to the shape of the bulge or curve of your astigmatism. 

Bifocal and multifocal lenses can help navigate daily life with both nearsightedness and presbyopia, farsightedness that gets worse as you get older.

Medicated eye drops can be an effective solution for dealing with dry eyes at home. They flush out proteins and can reduce inflammation.