Contact Lenses

Dr. Richlin, O.D. & Associates

Optometrists located in Beverly Hills, CA

Perhaps you’ve been thinking of trading your glasses for contact lenses, but have been told you’re not a good candidate? The skilled optometrists at Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates have years of experience and advanced training, allowing them to fit the most difficult cases and provide you with the clear vision you’ve always wanted. To find out more, call the Beverly Hills, California, office or schedule a consultation online today.

Contact Lenses Q & A

Why choose contact lenses?

Millions of Americans rely on contact lenses to provide clear vision without the hassle of glasses. Contacts don’t fog up like glasses or slip down your nose. And contacts don’t interfere when you’re doing activities you love, such as swimming or playing sports.

What contact lens options are available?

Contact lens correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and other eye conditions. When selecting contacts, you have many options to choose from, including:

 

  • Rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses - Made of slightly flexible plastics that correct most vision problems
  • Traditional soft contact lenses - More comfortable than RGP lens, and available as bifocals
  • Disposable and frequent replacement soft lenses - Typically made of soft, flexible plastic that allows oxygen to pass through to the eyes

 

Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates also offers astigmatic contact lenses and tinted soft lenses, and carries more than 100 lens types from leading brands, including Acuvue, Bausch and Lomb, CibaVision, and CooperVision.

How do contact lenses treat keratoconus?

The cornea at the front of your eye focuses light so you can see clearly. With keratoconus, the cornea thins out and bulges like a cone, making your eyesight distorted and blurry. The condition harms your quality of life, limiting your ability to drive or read a good book.

While keratoconus treatment will depend on your symptoms, wearing hard contact lens can improve your vision by flattening your cornea.

We use an revolutionary instrument to measure the eye in 3D to better fit all contact lenses better and faster:

The Eaglet-Eye ESP offers more features than any previous profiler. Our revolutionary topographer is the first to offer profiling, not only of the cornea, but also right across the limbus and over a large portion of the sclera.

But it isn’t just the unprecedented 20mm diameter of measurement that’s causing such excitement in the world of optometry. The measuring accuracy of the ESP is such that practitioners can now generate 3D ‘height maps’ of the eye’s surface in astonishing detail.

Contact Lens Options:

Scleral lenses that vault the cornea and can provide vision when no other lens can. Or even provide relief for dry eye patients.

What happens when I’m fitted with contacts?

You optometrist at Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates conducts a full eye exam using the latest eye care technologies to assess the exact “optical error” causing your vision problems. This ensures you’re fitted with the right prescription.

Some of the diagnostic devices your optometrist may use include:

 

  • Digital refractor - Painlessly assesses the degree of astigmatism and strabismus (eye muscle imbalance)
  • Corneal topography - Noninvasive medical imaging technique to create full-color digital maps of the curvature of your cornea

 

Afterward, you’ll be provided with a prescription for the contacts that are right for you. Dr. Richlin, OD & Associates is among the few practices that participate in FDA-supervised studies to vet new lenses being introduced. This gives you access to a greater selection of the most advanced options.

To find out more about contact lens, call the Beverly Hills, California, office or schedule a consultation online today.