Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in University City

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Discover Freedom from Frames with Contact Lenses

Glasses are such a great way to highlight your features and showcase your personality. But sometimes, you may want a break from the bulk. Contact lenses can be the perfect solution for those wanting a bit of freedom from their frames!

Just like glasses, contact lenses correct refractive errors like nearsightedness and farsightedness. They can also help relieve dry eye symptoms, improve vision for those with keratoconus, and help correct astigmatism. But they also offer several benefits over glasses. Contacts: 

  • Provide a more natural field of view because they move with your eyes. 
  • Don’t obstruct your vision with frames. 
  • Can’t get broken when playing sports. 
  • Don’t get muddy, foggy, or wet. 

If we have you convinced, reach out to us for a contact lens exam and fitting! Our friendly optometrists will examine your eyes and provide you with clear-cut advice on types, styles, brands, and more. We’re excited to show you the possibilities contact lenses provide!

How Contact Lens Exams Are Different

Because contacts sit directly on the surface of the eye, you’ll need a comprehensive eye exam before you can make the switch. This exam allows your optometrist to determine if contacts are a good fit for you and update your current prescription specifically for contact lenses.

A contact lens exam includes the same tests as regular eye exams but involves some additional steps to assess if your eyes can handle long-term contact use.

Although nearly 90% of patients who want to wear contact lenses can, some conditions may preclude you from contact lens use:

  • Frequent eye infections can increase complications when wearing contacts.
  • Eye allergies can make contact lenses uncomfortable.
  • Dry eyes can also make certain types of contact lenses uncomfortable.
  • Dry, dusty, smoky, or windy environments can dry contact lenses out.

We’ll also take a series of measurements to determine the correct size and shape of contact lens to fit your eyes.

The fitting includes a discussion about your lifestyle, work, hobbies, and habits so we can get a better idea of what you’re looking for. With the information gained from the eye exam and this discussion, we can recommend a type and style of contact lens that may work best for you.

There are so many kinds of contact lenses available, from daily disposable soft lenses to long-lasting hard contacts, we’re confident we can find something that’ll work for you.

We’ll recommend a lens that we think you’ll love and have you insert them during the fitting. We’ll then evaluate how they sit on your eye before you take them home to try. We’ll also use this time to show you how to insert, remove, handle, and care for your contact lenses.

The final step is to take your trial lenses home with you to see how they work in the wild. This time is intended to see how they feel and how well you adjust to contact lens use in your everyday life.

We’ll also schedule you for a follow-up appointment to see how your lenses are working for your unique eyes. If the lenses we recommended just aren’t cutting it, we’ll pick something else. Sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to find the ideal lens for you.

If, at any point, you experience discomfort or pain, remove your lenses and call us immediately. Our primary goal is to ensure your lenses are comfortable and provide you with crisp, clear vision.

Caring for Your Contact Lenses

A big part of successful contact lens use comes with proper care and handling. When you take good care of your lenses, keep them clean, store them properly, and follow all instructions, you reduce your risk of eye infections and complications

Specific instructions are dependent on the type and style of lens you have, but in general, consider following these helpful guidelines when using contact lenses: 

  • Wash your hands before handling your contact lenses.
  • Follow all directions from your optometrist and contact lens manufacturer.
  • Undergo regular eye exams to assess if your contacts are still suitable.
  • Don’t sleep with contact lenses unless they’re designed to be slept in.
  • Even if you use a no-rub solution, always gently rub your contact lenses when disinfecting them.
  • Never use water or saliva to rewet or rinse your contact lenses.
  • Always use fresh, sterile saline solution to rinse and store your lenses.
  • Clean your contact lens case daily and replace it every 3 months.

If you’re excited to discover the benefits of contact lenses, please book your contact lens exam and fitting with Golden Triangle Optometric Center today!

Our Brands

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ACUVUE

The options are nearly endless when it comes to ACUVUE® brand contact lenses – the #1 contact lens brand in the world. Long-lasting comfort and clear vision can be yours with a contact lens in the ACUVUE® brand family.

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Air Optix

Utilizing silicon hydrogel technology, Air Optix contact lenses are well known for comfort and oxygen permeability. They are available in a variety of prescriptions and varieties, including toric lenses.

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Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands globally, offering the widest and finest range of eye health products including contact lenses and lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses, and other eye surgery products.

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Biofinity

Unlike many other silicone hydrogel lenses, Biofinity contact lenses incorporate a naturally wettable material that maintains a hydrophilic (water-loving) property throughout the lens.  This means no surface treatments, additives, coatings, or wetting agents are needed.

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Clariti 1-Day

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.

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Cooper My Day

CooperVision® MyDay® lenses feature everything you need for an exceptional overall daily disposable experience: all-day comfort, easy lens insertion and removal, and a highly breathable lens that helps provides a healthier lens-wearing experience.

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Cooper Vision

We create and execute innovation that is unmatched in the contact lens industry. There's much more to our story than that, however. You'll find that what sets us apart is how we approach our business. We collaborate, we listen, and we enjoy what we do.

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CooperVision Proclear

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.

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Dailies Total 1

Excellent comfort until the end of the day with breathable construction. This lens is designed to provide a surface that’s over 80% water, mimicking the same as the surface of your eye. Dailies Total 1 provide a new era in daily disposables.

Come See What We’re All About

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Our clinic is easily accessible in University Square on Governor Drive between Vons and Rite Aid.

  • 4009 Governor Drive
  • San Diego, CA 92122

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Tuesday to Friday – closed 1 to 2 for lunch

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