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Contact Lens Exam Appointments In San Marcos, Ca

Our optometrists have extensive experience in treating the primary health of your eyes, and can make recommendations specific to your individual needs during your Contact Lens Exam. Exams can be provided at both of our two convenient optometrists offices in San Marcos, California. Appointments can be made by calling our offices or by clicking the links below. Walk-in exams are also available.

Exams & evaluations are available daily for the following types of contact lenses:

  • soft contact lenses
  • extended wear
  • daily disposables
  • bifocal contact lenses
  • colored contact lenses
  • toric/astigmatism contact lenses
  • rigid gas permeable “hard” contact lenses
  • RGPs
  • hybrid contacts
  • scleral lenses

To book an appointment for our Grand Plaza Location on Las Posas Rd:

Please call 760-510-3130 or book ONLINE HERE for Grand Plaza

To book an appointment for our San Elijo Hills Location on San Elijo Rd:

Please call 760-539-7099 or book ONLINE HERE for San Elijo Hills


 

Contact Lens Frequently Asked Questions 

Can anyone wear contacts?

Most people are candidates to wear contacts, unless specified by your optometrist.

Are contacts clearer than glasses?

Contacts are typically not clearer than glasses, expect in situations of high prescriptions or certain eye diseases that contacts help manage.

Do I need a separate appointment to get a contact prescription?

Contact lens prescriptions are done around the same time of the comprehensive eye exam.

Can I get a contact lens only appointment?

Contact lens appointments are always done with a comprehensive eye exam to ensure both eyes are healthy enough to continue contact lens wear.

How do I learn to wear contacts?

A fit and training is necessary for first time contact lens wearers, with the average wearer completing the training within thirty minutes to an hour.

Are contacts noticeable when wearing them?

Initially when putting them on it may feel as though there is an eyelash in your eye, but over time for most wearers the contacts becomes unnoticeable

How long can I wear my contacts?

Wear schedule is based on the manufacturers recommendations as well what is recommended by your optometrist.

What is used to clean contacts?

Specific solution for specific contact lens types are used to maintain and disinfect them on a daily basis.

What types of contacts are available

Contact lenses come in a variety of different types including: soft contacts, hard contacts, and hybrid contacts.

Can I sleep in my contacts?

No, unless specified by the manufacturer and your optometrist contacts are not safe to sleep in.

Can I swim in my contacts?

No, unless specified by your optometrist contacts are not safe to swim in.  If specified for swimming they must taken off immediately after and thrown away.

Can I shower in my contacts?

No, under no circumstances should you shower with your contacts.

Why is swimming or showing in my contacts bad?

Water can be a vessel for diseases or parasites that can infect the eye leading to irritation or a severe infection that could lead to blindness.

What happens if I drop my contact on the ground?

You must clean the contact thoroughly before putting them back into your eye.  Do not reuse if dropped into a contaminated area or a chemical solution.

Specialty Contact Lens Frequently Asked Questions 

What are all the different specialty contacts available? 

Rigid gas permeable (RGP), sclerals, soft XR, and hybrid contacts.

How do I know if I need specialty contacts? 

Specialty contacts are only necessary in specific situations such as high prescriptions, but talk with your optometrist to find out your best options.

How do specialty fittings work?

Your initial comprehensive exam would be used to determine prescription strength and determine the type of specialty contact needed.  The contacts would then be ordered and a fitting appointment would be scheduled once they arrive. A follow-up appointment within a week would then be necessary.  If any adjustments to the prescription or contact are needed, then another pair would be ordered and the same process would repeat.

Are scleral fittings different? 

Scleral fittings do take more time for the fitting process and often require more than one follow-up appointment.

Once ordered how long does it take for specialty contacts to arrive?

Specialty contact lenses arrival time varies between two to four weeks.


To book an appointment for our Grand Plaza Location on Las Posas Rd:

Please call 760-510-3130 or book ONLINE HERE for Grand Plaza

To book an appointment for our San Elijo Hills Location on San Elijo Rd:

Please call 760-539-7099 or book ONLINE HERE for San Elijo Hills