Contact Lenses Specialist

Mission Viejo Optometric Center

Optometrists located in Mission Viejo, CA

Many people choose contact lenses for the comfort, cosmetic, and practical advantages they offer. At Mission Viejo Optometric Center in Mission Viejo, California, Dr. Tanya Lau, OD, provides top-quality contact lenses and compassionate, individualized eye care. Dr. Lau is dedicated to helping you find the right eyewear. To get contact lenses, call or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.

Contact Lenses Q&A



How do contact lenses work?

Contact lenses float on the film layer on the surface of your eye and correct your vision in the same way as eyeglasses, altering rays of light by diverting the focus to your retina. Contact lenses are small prescription lenses worn on the eye that are custom-made to match your individual prescription and improve your vision without traditional glasses.

Contact lenses come in different colors that can be used as a fun fashion statement, or as clear lenses to offer discretion and a natural look.

What are the types of contact lenses?

There are two main types of contact lenses, daily wear and extended wear. Daily wear lenses must be removed on a nightly basis. Extended wear lenses can be worn for up to seven days, and some brands can be worn for up to a month. Gas permeable contact lenses may last up to a year with the appropriate care.

Dr. Lau offers a variety of contact lenses, including:

Toric lenses

Toric lenses are specialized lenses designed for astigmatism, an eye condition involving an irregular eye shape.

Multifocal lenses

Multifocal lenses assist with vision for looking at things both close-up and far away.

How can I care for my contact lenses?

Dr. Lau instructs you on how to best take care of your contact lenses. Disposable daily contact lenses require the least care, while conventional soft lenses involve more work.

It’s important to remember to wash and clean your hands with a mild, unscented soap and rinse them thoroughly before you handle your contacts. Try to avoid tiny fibers and other irritants from getting accidentally caught between your contact lens and your eye.

Dry your hands with a clean, lint-free towel and be sure to only apply makeup after your contacts are comfortably in place. Some contacts might require a special cleaning solution.

What are the benefits of contact lenses?

If you’re deciding if contact lenses are right for you, there are many benefits and factors to consider. Contacts allow you to better take part in sports and activities without worrying about your glasses falling off or getting in the way.

Contacts sit directly on your eye, leaving your peripheral vision completely unobstructed. They’re a great choice for people who don’t like to wear glasses all the time, and different color contacts options may make for a fun cosmetic change.

Trial packets of contact lenses are often available to help you decide what’s right for you. To learn more about your contact lens options, call Mission Viejo Optometric Center in Orange County or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.