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Project Eyecare Optometry -  - Primary Eyecare Optometrists with emphasis in Vision Therapy and Myopia Control

Project Eyecare Optometry

Primary Eyecare Optometrists with emphasis in Vision Therapy and Myopia Control located in Mission Viejo, CA

Around 11% of Americans who need corrective lenses to see clearly wear contact lenses, either exclusively or with glasses. Vincent Cano, OD, and Connie Tsai, OD, and their eye care team provide contact lenses for patients of all ages at Project Eyecare Optometry. If you or a member of your family need new contact lenses, call Project Eyecare Optometry or schedule your exam online today.

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Are there different types of contact lenses?

You can choose from many types of contact lenses. The team at Project Eyecare Optometry provides customized advice on the best types and brands of contact lenses to give you precise, crisp vision and protect your eye health. 

Soft contact lenses

Soft contact lenses are the most prevalent type of contact lens prescribed because of their versatility. Soft contact lenses are available in different types of wear modalities, such as dailies, bi-weeklies, and monthlies. The optometrists at Project Eyecare Optometry can prescribe soft contact lenses for almost all refractive errors, including astigmatism and presbyopia.

Gas permeable contact lenses

Gas permeable contact lenses — often called hard contacts — are made from rigid plastic. They have a smaller diameter and provide great vision for those who struggle with soft contact lens or have high astigmatism. 

Toric contact lenses

Toric contact lenses are specially designed to correct astigmatism. They have different optical powers and focal lengths, which make up for the abnormal eye curve of astigmatism. Toric lenses are made from soft plastic and are available in daily, bi-weekly, and monthly wear varieties. 

Ortho-K contact lenses

Ortho-K lenses, sometimes called orthokeratology, are hard contact lenses that you wear overnight to reshape your cornea. The optometrists prescribe orthokeratology lenses for myopia management and to correct other refractive errors.

What are the benefits of wearing contact lenses?

Many patients prefer contact lenses because they do not like the look of eyeglasses or feel like glasses get in the way of sports and other physical activities. Other benefits of contact lenses include:

  • A complete field of clear vision
  • No fogging or spotting due to environmental changes
  • No altering of your natural appearance
  • Flexibility and options between contacts and glasses

How do I know if contact lenses are right for me?

The optometrists at Project Eyecare Optometry provide comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings to make sure that contact lenses are right for you. The optical team teaches you how to insert and take out your contacts and provides information on proper contact care and hygiene. 

If you need new contact lenses or want to try them for the first time, call Project Eyecare Optometry or make an appointment online today.