CONTACT LENSES

TOP QUALITY LENS SELECTION

Austin Optometry carries one of the largest collections of contact lens fitting sets for soft contact lenses, toric contact lenses, color contact lenses, multifocal contact lenses, and gas permeable contact lenses. We carry the best brands including ACUVUE, Bausch & Lomb, CooperVision, and CIBA Vision . We have lenses for nearly every kind of eye, lifestyle and budget, including leading brands such as Biofinity, Acuvue Oasys, Freshlook Colors, and Proclear 1-Days.

GREAT REASONS TO PURCHASE A YEARS SUPPLY OF LENSES FROM AUSTIN OPTOMETRY GROUP:

  • Guaranteed to be genuine products without substitution
  • Free shipping to your home
  • Rebates from the manufacturer for cash back to you
  • Exchange unopened boxes if your prescription changes during the year
  • Replace defective lenses at no charge
  • 20% discount on prescription glasses you buy
  • 20% discount on non-prescription sunglasses you buy
  • Convenience

Customized Contact Lens Evaluations and Fittings

At Austin Optometry we understand that not every contact lens is for every patient. We are committed to taking the time to assess your individual visual needs, your desires, and your ocular health, and fit you in the most appropriate and comfortable contact lenses. We have successfully helped many patients who had been unsuccessful in the past or who had previously been told they were not a contact lens candidate. Our practice utilizes corneal topography technology and carries one of the largest collections of contact lens fitting sets for soft contact lenses, toric contact lenses, color contact lenses, multifocal contact lenses, and gas permeable contact lenses. Whether you want to wear contact lenses for convenience and a glasses-free look, or for a medical condition like keratoconus, we can select and/or design the right contact lenses for you.

We are dedicated to helping you find the best vision and comfort with contact lenses for your particular eye condition. We are the only practice in Orange County to use anterior segment OCT technology to help with the fitting of both scleral and hybrid contact lenses. We use the latest Zeiss topographer and aberrometer to help assess your corneal condition and design contact lenses custom fit for your needs. We are not limited to just one type or brand of lens.Austin Optometry has access to the latest in contact lens technology including scleral, hybrid, Kerasoft IC, gas permeable, and disposable lens designs.

For those who have particular complexity to their vision or eyes, we offer a level of care that is unsurpassed. Dr. Austin is dedicated to finding the best contact lens solutions to challenging problems, such as:

Multifocal lenses:

Those requiring bifocals or reading glasses can benefit from new contact lens technology, such as multi-focal lenses, monovision, and more complex options. We will tailor a solution specific to your lifestyle and needs.

Keratoconus care:

We offer keratoconus care including decision making for contact lenses or surgery.  

Contact lenses following surgical complications or injuries:

Irregular astigmatism is created on the eye following some surgical complications and injuries.  Often, it cannot be completely corrected with glasses or subsequent surgeries.  However, using gas-permeable contact lenses and more advanced designs, a tear layer is introduced to the ocular surface that neutralizes irregular astigmatism.

Dry eye care for mild to extremely severe:

Eye allergies, computer use, and environmental factors all produce dry eye that can be successfully treated when diagnosed properly. Dr. Austin is committed to providing the most updated treatment options for their patients with dry eyes. These may involve medication, plugs that prevent moisture from leaving the eyelids, a regimen of hot compresses and artificial tears, and optimizing contact lens materials. Dr. Austin will work with you to find the strategy that may work best for you.

Gas-permeable (GP) corneal lenses:

GP lenses can be used to correct a host of corneal irregularities, high prescriptions, aphakia, and high astigmatism. They range in size from around 2/3 the size of the cornea to overlapping the sclera (semi-scleral lenes). With a deep understanding of how they work, Dr. Austin will explain your options with these lenses in a concise yet understandable manner.

Hybrid lenses:

Hybrid lenses have a gas-permeable material center, with a soft lens material skirt. They have distinct advantages over other types of contact lenses. They typically center better and are more comfortable than GP lenses, and have better optics than soft lenses. Hybrid lenses are available for both patients who simply need vision correction and in designs that treat irregular corneas.

Scleral lens fitting and evaluation:

Scleral lenses are very large diameter gas-permeable lenses that hold their shape on the eye and create a chamber of tears that stay adhered to the ocular surface.  Because of their size, they are typically extremely comfortable and provide better vision correction than most surgeries, standard contact lenses, and glasses.

Scleral lenses may be an option for patients with more severe dry eye conditions such as:

  • ocular graft-versus host disease
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Meibomian gland dysfunction
  • Evaporative dry eye
  • Neurotrophic corneas
  • Exposure keratitis (with eyelid conditions, such as Bell’s Palsy)
  • Lacrimal gland problems
  • Ocular cicatricial pemphagoid

Scleral lenses may also be the best strategy for patients who need optimal optical correction. Irregular astigmatism is created in conditions such as:

  • Keratoconus
  • Pellucid marginal degeneration
  • Post- penetrating keratoplasty (corneal transplant surgery)
  • Post-radial keratectomy (RK surgery)
  • Post-LASIK ectasia
  • Post-trauma (such as open globe)
  • Salzmann nodular degeneration
  • Terrian’s maginal degeneration

Our contact lens appointments are scheduled to ensure that we have adequate time to perform a thorough ocular health assessment and fitting for your particular needs. Because of the custom nature of specialty contact lens fits often times multiple visits are needed. As we believe that it is important to provide the best care at an affordable cost all follow-up visits are included in our global fitting fee.

We truly understand the emotional and physical discomfort that living with visual impairments can bring. Our team is compassionate and caring and have many years of experience working with patients suffering complex vision issues. Nothing pleases us more than the feeling we get watching a happy patient leave with great vision and a new view of the world.

Medically Necessary Contact Lenses

Some medical eye conditions that prevent patients from achieving good vision can benefit from very specialized contact lenses. This small group of patients need to be skillfully fit with medically necessary contact lenses. The most common conditions are corneal irregularities due to either keratoconus, (a corneal degeneration that causes a gradual bulging of the cornea into the shape of a cone) or unsuccessful refractive surgeries like Radial Keratotomy and LASIK. Other patients that benefit from medically necessary contact lenses are those patients with a significant amount of anisometropia (a large difference between the prescription in the right and left eyes).

Austin Optometry uses a combination of advanced digital corneal mapping and the latest in lens material and design to create the best visual outcome for each of these patients. If Dr. Austin determines you have a condition that would benefit from this specialty fitting, our staff will contact your insurance company to obtain prior authorization due to a medical condition. In most cases, the entire amount of the fitting and the contact lenses will be covered.