Optical Services

To provide you with the latest vision correction technology, we use the country's best optical labs and contact lens labs. For example, our off-site optical lab is able to provide the most advanced progressive lens designs and lens coatings. With custom contact lenses, we obtain a digital map of your cornea (topographic analysis) and send this data directly to the contact lens lab. This enables the most precise contact lens fitting available.

 

Spectacles

  • Choose from hundreds of frame styles

  • State-of-the-art lens manufacturing process

  • Latest Anti-Reflective and other Lens Coatings

  • Our Eyeglass Warranty

 

Contact lenses Fitting Process

  1. Fitting visit - appropriate lens parameters are determined with Dr. Chia

  2. Dispense or order trial contact lens

  3. Training - web training followed by optional in-office hands-on training

  4. Practice application and removal at home

  5. Medical visit for fit check - this visit is required to write a medical device prescription

Contact lens care guide by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Contact lens clinical photos courtesy of Basuch+Lomb

 

Soft lenses

  • Material

    • Conventional hydrogel

    • Silicone hydrogel lenses - allow 6-7 times more oxygen to the cornea than conventional hydrogel lenses

  • Spherical

  • Toric

  • Tinted or tint enhancers

  • Multifocal/Bifocal

Soft lens classification by wear schedule

  • Daily wear

    • Benefits - comfort and convenience

    • Issues - more limited range of correction

    • Minimal risk of infection, especially single-use daily disposable

    • Worn for waking hours only

  • Flexible/ extended wear

      • Benefits - no cleaning necessary since lenses are discarded when removed

      • Issues - may lead to increased risk of corneal stress

      • Minimal risk of infection

      • Flexible wear = occasional 24-hour wear for up to 3 days at a time

      • Extended wear = continuous 24-hour wear for up to 1 week

    • Continuous wear

       

Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses - carry less infection risk than soft contact lenses

    • Benefits - convenience

    • Issues - increased risk of giant papillary conjunctivitis

    • Moderate risk of infection

    • Continuous wear = 24 hour wear for up to 1 month

  • Planned Replacement

      • Benefits - minimal care involved

      • Issues - difficult to handle and require more intensive cleaning and disinfection after each period of wear

      • Moderate risk of infection

      • Wear: Variable

    • Standard daytime wear

    • Custom RGP designs for keratoconus or irregular corneas

    • Paragon Corneal Refractive Therapy for myopia management

       

      All contact lenses are regulated by the Federal Food and Drug Administration as medical devices. Candidates for contact lens use must possess a baseline acceptable threshold of maturity/age, hygiene, responsibility, intelligence and eye health. This is to minimize the risk of infection and other contact lens complications. The risk of infection varies somewhat depending on the type of contact lens. lens. Regardless of the type you decide on, proper care of the lenses is essential to eye health. Proper training and care are essential to maintain a lifetime of healthy vision. This includes a regular replacement schedule as recommended by Drs. Chia.

       

Did you know you can now reorder your soft contacts online?

 

VISIT US

Irvine Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Inc.

15785 Laguna Canyon Road Ste 300

Irvine, CA 92618

Office Hours Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

CONTACT

Tel:  (949) 753-1163

Fax: (949) 753-1949

Email: info@drchia.com

Or to Schedule an Appointment Online:

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