A WIDE SELECTION OF CONTACT LENSES IN San Francisco, California
If you wear contact lenses or are interested in trying them out, our goal is to fit you with contact lenses that provide clear and comfortable vision all day long. These can include disposable soft contact, bifocal/multifocal, toric, and colored lenses. Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses at Dr. Lively Eye Care.
Establishing a Good Contact Lens Fit at Dr. Lively Eye Care
It starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.
Why Do You Need a Contact Lens Exam?
A contact lens consultation is more than just an eye exam. It includes a discussion between you and your optometrist about your vision goals and lifestyle, as well as a tear film evaluation and certain tests to measure your corneal curvature and pupil/iris size.
Fitting lenses to your lifestyle
We will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle needs and the shape and health of your eyes. In most cases, you’ll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam. You may even go home with a few samples before making a final decision.
Follow up fittings
Our San Francisco team will follow up after the initial fitting and then make any necessary changes in fit or materials to get you the best possible result. We teach all our patients proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. Then we continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of the lenses and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained.
Some of Our Most Popular Prescription Contact Lenses
Daily Contact Lenses
Daily disposable contact lenses are an increasingly popular contact lens because they offer the same crystal clear vision as other varieties without the need for proper storage and cleaning at the end of each day. Daily disposables allow the wearer to simply throw away each pair of contacts before bed, and open a brand new pair the very next day to enjoy the benefits and comfort of clean, clear, crisp contact lenses.
Bi-Weekly and Monthly Contact Lenses
Monthly and bi-weekly disposable contact lenses require more upkeep than daily disposables, but are more economical overall, since you don't have to buy contacts as often. Additionally, monthly and bi-weekly contact lenses offer the possibility of extended wear, which allows between 7-30 days of continuous day and night contact lens wear, without the need for removing them.
Bifocal and Multifocal Contacts
Multifocal contact lenses give you added freedom over glasses and they allow you to be able to view any direction - up, down and to the sides - with similar vision. These contacts are ideal for patients who have presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) and require reading glasses for up-close vision. Bifocal and multifocal contacts reduce or rid the need for wearing reading glasses, making them a convenient option for patients above the age of 40.
Multifocal contacts come in various forms and your eye doctor will help you determine which option is most suitable for your condition and vision goals. Monovision contact lenses are another option for patients with presbyopia and can be a great alternative to multifocal lenses if you have a difficult time adjusting to them.
Costume Contact Lenses
These come in both prescription and non-prescription forms. Whether you're looking for colored contact lenses or something a bit more dramatic, ask us about our range of costume and colored lenses.
Contact Lenses for "Hard-to-Fit" Eyes
Due to the individual eye shape, certain conditions or impairments or the aftermath of surgery, some patients are considered to be “hard-to-fit” as contact lens wearers.
The good news is that even these patients can benefit from the convenience of contact lenses with the various options available. This will require a specialized fitting with your eye doctor who can help you find the right match for your specific condition.
The following conditions may cause a person’s eyes to be “hard-to-fit”:
- Dry Eyes
- Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC)
- Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
- Post-LASIK or other refractive surgery
- Presbyopia (reduced near vision common in individuals aged 40 and over).
- Corneal Scarring
The types of contact lenses that may be suitable for patients with these conditions include toric contact lenses, scleral contact lenses, hard contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses.
Contact Dr. Lively Eye Care today to schedule your contact lens consultation and start seeing the world through a clearer lens!