West Coast Eye Institute includes a state-of-the-art optical shop within our medical center in Bakersfield, CA. As such, you can comfortably order your new contact lenses immediately after your eye exams or visit. We maintain a wide range of contact lenses for patients with myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, or presbyopia. We also customize your contact lenses to ensure optimal visual comfort. Our optical staff will stay with you throughout the process, helping you select the ideal contact lenses for your prescription and comfort. If you are looking for contact lenses in Bakersfield, contact us today.

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are a comfortable and discreet means of correcting your vision problems, such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and presbyopia. Instead of wearing eyeglasses, you can place the thin, curved lenses on the surface of your eyes. This is the most discreet means of correcting your vision problems.

Contact lenses correct the following vision problems:

  • Myopia/ Nearsightedness: Objects far away from you seem blurry.
  • Hyperopia/ Farsightedness: Objects close to you seem blurry.
  • Astigmatism: Irregularities in your cornea lead to generally blurry vision.
  • Presbyopia: Objects far away from you seem blurry because of age-related factors.
getting examined for contact lenses in Bakersfield

What are the types of contact lenses?

Soft Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are extremely comfortable from the very beginning — you don’t need to get used to them. They’re made of soft and flexible plastic that facilitates optimal oxygen flow, ensuring optimal comfort. They’re also easier to maintain.

Rigid Contact Lenses

Rigid contact lenses are harder, so they permit less oxygen flow, which leads to more discomfort. You’ll need to wear rigid contact lenses for a few days before you’re comfortable with them. However, rigid contact lenses are harder to maintain.

Toric Contact Lenses

Toric contact lenses are meant for patients with astigmatism, a condition that leads to distorted vision because of irregularly shaped corneas. They are shaped like donuts, specifically designed for astigmatism, and they’re available in soft or rigid forms.

Multifocal Contact Lenses

Multifocal contact lenses correct mild to moderate presbyopia, i.e., age-related nearsightedness. They’re available in numerous prescriptions, and they’re extremely versatile, available in both soft and rigid forms. You need adjustment before you’re comfortable with multifocal lenses.

woman putting in contact lens in Bakersfield, CA

We participate in the following vision plans:

  • Davis Vision
  • Spectra
  • Metro Plus
  • VSP

Our ophthalmology practice participates in numerous vision plans that can cover the cost of your prescription contact lenses in Bakersfield, either partially or completely. Please contact our optical center to enquire about your prescription, contact lens options, fittings, and whether you’re eligible for vision plans.

Your contact lens fitting in Bakersfield, CA

Your contact lens prescriptions are only valid for one year because the shape of your eyes changes gradually, thus necessitating new contact lenses. Our ophthalmology practice also provides annual eye exams to keep your contact lens prescriptions updated. If you avoid annual eye exams, your vision may eventually worsen because of incorrect contact lenses. Our optometrists will perform numerous exams to identify your prescription and recommend the ideal contact lenses for you. Please schedule your fitting for contact lenses in Bakersfield, CA, today.