Jean Yu, OD
Optometrist located in San Diego, CA
Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses, and thanks to advances in technology, most people can find a pair that’s right for them. At Neovision Optometry in San Diego, experienced optometrist Jean Yu, OD, performs eye exams and recommends contact lenses that fit your eye care needs, providing superior services and products at the most competitive prices. To schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking tool.
Q & A
What are the advantages of contact lenses?
Contact lenses offer clear, natural vision if you have a refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
When you wear contacts, they move with your eyes, so you have a wide field of vision. When you wear glasses, you may be able to see everything in front of you clearly. But glasses can’t correct your side vision, because it’s outside your lenses, and your frames can block your view.
You may find contacts a more convenient alternative to glasses, especially if you play sports or enjoy outdoor activities. Unlike glasses, you don’t have to worry about your contacts breaking, falling off your face, or getting in the way. You also don’t have to worry about keeping your contacts dry just to be able to see when it’s rainy or foggy outside.
It’s also perfectly fine to wear contacts simply because you prefer how you look without glasses. That’s the biggest motivation for most people.
Can I safely wear contact lenses?
Many people can safely and comfortably wear contacts to correct their vision problems. You may be concerned that your vision or eye health issues are too complex for contacts.
Thankfully, contact lenses have evolved over the years, and there are now specialty contacts for people who were previously told they couldn’t wear contacts. You can likely wear contact lenses even if you have severe astigmatism, presbyopia, “hard to fit” eyes, or have chronic dry eyes.
Dr. Yu performs a comprehensive eye exam before writing a prescription for contact lenses. If contact lenses are right for you, she goes over your options and provides recommendations for contacts that suit your eye care and vision needs.
What types of contact lenses are there?
Types of contact lenses available at Neovision Optometry include:
Soft contact lenses
Most contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastic. You may discard and replace them daily, weekly, or monthly.
Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses
RGP lenses are made of durable, firm plastic. You may find them more comfortable, breathable, and easier to wear than soft lenses if you have astigmatism or eye allergies.
Specialty lenses can help if you have multiple refractive errors. There are bifocal, multifocal, and hybrid lenses. There are also specialty lenses designed for people with chronic dry eyes, corneal scarring, and conditions that affect the shape of your eye.
To schedule an eye exam at Neovision Optometry and learn more about contact lenses, call or use the online booking tool.