Contact lenses are a great alternative to traditional prescription glasses, and they can be just as effective at helping treat vision issues. Contact lenses can treat refractive errors of the eye, and can even be prescribed to people who may have other physical deformities of the eye. At Century Eye Care Medical, our ophthalmologist will conduct a comprehensive contact lens exam to determine if contact lenses are right for you. Dr. Aghai will then fit you with the perfect contact lenses to improve your vision. If you live in or around Gardena and Hawthorne and are considering making the switch to contact lenses, it is time to schedule a contact lens exam.
Do You Need Contact Lenses?
Almost 12 million people over the age of 40 are diagnosed with a vision disorder in the United States. You might be one of the many people with a pre-existing eye disorder that can be corrected with contact lenses. These eye disorders include:
- Astigmatism, which is a misshapen cornea or lens that causes blurry vision
- Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness
- Myopia, also known as nearsightedness
- Presbyopia, which is a macular degeneration of the eye that comes with age
All of these issues can be treated successfully with contact lenses. Contact lenses fit directly over the eye and help correct refractive errors by changing the ability of the eye to focus light and produce a sharper image. Eye disorders often result in one or more of the following symptoms:
- Blurry vision
- Double vision
- Inability to drive at night
- Inability to focus
It is best to seek help from an ophthalmologist to determine if contact lenses can improve your vision.
How Our an Ophthalmologist Help?
Dr. Aghai will diagnose any vision issues, including refractive errors or other eye issues. By using a comprehensive contact lens exam, vision tests, and imaging tests, our eye doctor will determine if you need a regular contact lens or a specialty contact lens. These specialty contact lenses include:
- Bifocal or multifocal lenses
- Toric lenses
- Gas permeable lenses
- Scleral lenses
- Soft lenses
- Hybrid lenses
You will need to be measured so your contact lenses can properly fit over your cornea since contact lenses are not one-size-fits-all.
Contact Century Eye Care Medical
Vision disorders can be a nuisance, but you do not have to live with them permanently. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Aghai at Century Eye Care Medical. Call our Hawthorne office today at (310) 644-8877 or our Gardena office at (310) 767-7814. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.