Contact Lens Exams & Fittings

Seeking clear, crisp vision without keeping track of glasses? We’ve got you covered: our advanced contact lens exams and fittings will get you into your most comfortable contacts yet.

Patient with her eye doctor at La Paz Optometric Center

What is a Contact Lens Exam & Fitting?

A contact lens exam is necessary to determine your contact lens prescription — which is different from your glasses prescription — and to ensure that your lenses comfortably fit on your eyes. We’ll also explore your eye health and discuss your lifestyle to see what lenses make the most sense for you.

We use advanced measurement tools like corneal topography, optical coherence tomography, and digital refraction to take detailed measurements of your eyes and determine if you have any front of eye conditions, like dry eye or keratoconus, that we need to account for. A subsequent fitting pairs you with the most comfortable contacts, which you then take home for a trial period. We’ll follow up with you to make sure your lenses are providing clear, comfortable sight!

Why Contact Lens Exams & Fittings Are Important

Ill-fitting contact lenses aren’t just uncomfortable — they can prevent you from seeing clearly and cause irritation, discomfort, and even damage to the eye. The right contact lenses, meanwhile, account for any eye conditions you may have, and work for your lifestyle. We carry a variety of standard disposables, as well as customizable specialty lenses perfect for those with “hard-to-fit” eyes, severe astigmatism, corneal injuries, dry eye, and more.

Why Choose Our Optometric Centers

Each one of our partner practices — La Paz Optometric Center, Brookhurst Optometric Center, Mission Viejo Optometric Center, and North Tustin Ave Optometric Center — is proud to bring you expert, high-quality eye care. Our skilled doctors use advanced diagnostic technology to ensure that your experience is convenient, and your eye health is crystal clear. Whether you need specialty contact lenses or just the right pair of reliable dailies, we have lenses to suit every kind of need, so you can go frame-free with ease.

Mother and daughter with their eye doctor

Collaborative Patient Experience

Our doctors love educating you about your vision and eyes: we’ll explain our technology and processes to you step-by-step, so you’re never confused about what’s going on or what options you have. Since so much of good contact lens health depends on excellent hygiene, our team will teach you how to ensure that your eyes and eyelids are in tip-top shape. And no matter how well we already know you, our doctors will take the time to learn your lifestyle and make personalized recommendations.

Woman and her eye doctor at La Paz Optometric Center

Our Exceptional Doctors

Our caring Doctors will do their best to ensure that your contact lenses are well suited to your eyes, so you get the worry-free clarity that you deserve. We’re proud to house a team of seasoned experts who take their time to understand your eye health and lifestyle, answer your questions, and explain your options. We work with you to find lenses that satisfy your needs – that is, the type of lenses you don’t notice you’re wearing!

 

Woman having an eye exam at La Paz

Cutting-Edge Technology

All our locations house a variety of technology, including digital refraction, corneal topography, and optical coherence tomography (OCT), for the most thorough contact lens exam you’ll ever have. We use our advanced diagnostics to gain a complete picture of your eye health, which is an essential part of determining contact lens suitability. These tools also map your eye so we know which lenses will work best, or how we can customize specialty lenses to fit your needs.

Girl trying on glasses

Vast Selection

Our eyewear selection isn’t solely limited to frames – we also have an impressive selection of contact lenses for any vision need! Whether you would benefit from specialty lenses or are looking to change your fashion game through colored contacts, we have options you’ll love. Our doctors will help you choose lenses that fit your eyes, lifestyle, and personality equally well!

Collaborative Patient Experience

 Mother and daughter with their eye doctor

Our doctors love educating you about your vision and eyes: we’ll explain our technology and processes to you step-by-step, so you’re never confused about what’s going on or what options you have. Since so much of good contact lens health depends on excellent hygiene, our team will teach you how to ensure that your eyes and eyelids are in tip-top shape. And no matter how well we already know you, our doctors will take the time to learn your lifestyle and make personalized recommendations.

Our Exceptional Doctors

 Woman and her eye doctor at La Paz Optometric Center

Our caring doctors will do their best to ensure that your contact lenses are well suited to your eyes, so you get the worry-free clarity that you deserve. We’re proud to house a team of seasoned experts who take their time to understand your eye health and lifestyle, answer your questions, and explain your options. We work with you to find lenses that satisfy your needs – that is, the type of lenses you don’t notice you’re wearing!

Cutting-Edge Technology

 Woman having an eye exam at La Paz Optometric Center

All our locations house a variety of technology, including digital refraction, corneal topography, and optical coherence tomography (OCT), for the most thorough contact lens exam you’ll ever have. We use our advanced diagnostics to gain a complete picture of your eye health, which is an essential part of determining contact lens suitability. These tools also map your eye so we know which lenses will work best, or how we can customize specialty lenses to fit your needs.

Vast Selection

 Girl trying on glasses

Our eyewear selection isn’t solely limited to frames – we also have an impressive selection of contact lenses for any vision need! Whether you would benefit from specialty lenses or are looking to change your fashion game through colored contacts, we have options you’ll love. Our doctors will help you choose lenses that fit your eyes, lifestyle, and personality equally well!

Pediatric Contact Lenses and Myopia Management

Our doctors love working with children of all ages and can help kids learn to use contacts for the first time! Additionally, we offer myopia management lenses for children, to hinder the progression of their nearsightedness now for clearer vision and healthier eyes in the future. We work with your little one to create a comprehensive plan to protect their sight and get them familiar with contacts early on. We’ll show them that contacts are a convenient, easy option — with a little upkeep!

Girl trying on contact lens
Woman holding her contacts

Specialty Contact Lenses

For patients with hard-to-fit eyes or unique vision needs, don’t worry: there are contact lenses here for you! If you have severe astigmatism, you will likely require a toric lens; meanwhile, our dry eye patients and those with sensitive corneas find relief with scleral lenses. Specialty contact lenses means more options to find your best fit. Even if you’ve struggled with contact lenses in the past, we likely have a style that is comfortable for you!

See What Our Patients Are Saying

Tracy McCleereyTracy McCleerey
17:52 15 Sep 22
What a fantastic office! 100% positive experience.1. The ease of online appointment scheduling and patient forms2. Friendly staff at the reception area3. Technician administering visual tests extremely knowledgeable and friendly.4. Dr. Michael Lum clearly explained my results and my options so that I would receive the right prescription for my multiple visual needs5. Huge selection of frames to choose from which could have been overwhelming but Erin hand selected many for me to choose from and between us we were able to quickly find the perfect pair.I have never been excited to go to for an eye exam or to pick out glasses but I now look forward to my appointments at this office.
Heike LarsonHeike Larson
19:14 02 Sep 22
LaPaz Optometric is a wonderful practice, both for regular eye exams, glasses, and contact lenses, and also for more complex well eye visits. I've had two eye related health issues in the last 18 months, and both times the team here was able to quickly fit me in, do a thorough exam, and leave me treatment and guidance that made me confident in the health of my eyes. Plus, everyone is so friendly, I don't ever have to sit around and wait, the equipment is very modern and confidence inspiring, and all three doctors I've met are very knowledgeable, great with patients, and just plain nice people! Highly recommend!
patricia Robitaillepatricia Robitaille
18:57 19 Aug 22
Staff is friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.Dr Yamamoto is great. He takes the time to answer questions and doesn’t make you feel rushed.Amelia helped me find the perfect pair of glasses and was really patient with me.I’d recommend this office in a heartbeat!
Meng Fei KueMeng Fei Kue
02:33 18 Jun 22
Wonderful vision center and I would recommend it to everyone. The staff are always super friendly and professional. The Optometrist is always asking about your concerns, issues, or any questions you may have. Plus they have a huge selection of glasses to pick from.
Gil B. Jr.Gil B. Jr.
22:29 28 Oct 21
Full CoVid safety protocols followed here. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable. The doctors use state of the art equipment to really look at your eyes. They have an incredible selection of frames at reasonable prices. They also offer curbside pickup.
sami fardissisami fardissi
14:56 22 Sep 22
Yesterday I had my routine eye exam. Not really sure where to start with this review. The crew was amazing, professional and kind. They took their time in running all the tests and explained everything in details. After completing all the tests, Dr. Walsh took her time with me to address all the concerns, prescribe the best lenses for my glasses and contacts. They by far the most professional optometry center I’ve ever dealt with. As a patient never been that happy. Simply if you have vision challenges. That’s the place you want to be to get your treatment.So glad that I found my optometry center.The most highly recommended vision center. If there was more then 5 stars I would have definitely gave it to the team.That’s the place you should go to if you want to walk out with a smile on your face. They magically know how to draw a fat one on your face.
Kimberly WalshKimberly Walsh
18:27 17 Aug 22
Dr. Walsh was extremely knowledgeable and thorough while also being compassionate and caring. The office was friendly and well organized making it a great experience.I would highly recommend Dr. Walsh and her team!
Sue GregorySue Gregory
17:18 29 Jul 22
Everyone at Mission Viejo Optometric Center was very friendly and professional. Dr. Walsh examined my eyes and Jennifer helped me find some great frames. She even ordered several petite frames for me to choose from. I would highly recommend them.
Jackie ApodacaJackie Apodaca
19:42 18 Jul 22
I had a great experience! Dr Walsh and her staff are professional, kind and helpful. I had a very thorough exam. They were also very knowledgeable regarding my insurance coverage and helpful in selecting glasses.
Theresa NakagawaTheresa Nakagawa
03:48 10 Oct 22
I've been going to Dr. Nakasone for a many years. The entire staff are professional, kind and highly skilled. I highly recommend North Tustin Avenue Optometric Center.
Kevin BaughmanKevin Baughman
17:19 06 Jul 22
Everyone at this office is friendly and helpful. I can't imagine a better experience! I have purchased glasses, prescriptiom sun glasses and soft contacts over several years and I keep going back because they are the best! They take the time to answer all questions whether it be picking out lenses or explaining payment options. THE BEST!
Robert DavisRobert Davis
17:05 21 Jun 22
I have been going here for over 30 years. Super friendly staff. Great doctors that give you all the time and care you need. No waiting, they are always ready for you.
Matt MartinezMatt Martinez
17:16 08 Jun 22
The staff is very friendly. Very thorough exam. I had to take my glasses back for them to adjust my focal point. They fit me in really quickly and made sure they found the issue.
Leighannk_Leighannk_
05:10 15 Sep 20
I've been coming to this optometry establishment for years, and have always had nothing short of a positive experience. They are now under new management, but the service provided is still exceptional.I booked my annual eye exam, and was going in feeling comfortable. On our call, Jody had asked me to make sure to bring my mask and to fill out some paperwork via email prior to my appointment, to reduce contact and time spent in the office. Upon arrival, I was asked to call the front desk to assure that I would be socially-distanced and everything was cleaned before entering. Once entered, Jody took my temperature and then walked me through some eye tests. She made sure to wipe all of the equipment down before use, which was very assuring. I then walked into my exam, and there was a sign on the chair before sitting down stating that it had been cleaned. I had an eye exam with Dr. Hsieh, and was extremely happy with her professionalism and knowledge. We ended up trying out some new contacts! James checked the schedule and had me book a 1-week follow-up appointment to make sure that they were to my satisfaction before ordering them.I came back a week later with no problems, and ended up purchasing a year supply of contacts (which were shipped to my house promptly - in less than a week).Overall, they are one business that is following COVID guidelines well, and I will continue to give them my service!
Bret BergBret Berg
16:30 15 Oct 22
I've been going here for years and always very happy with their level of service. They are timely and very professional and the doctors always take their time to answer all questions and concerns. I do recommend them!
Diane SmithDiane Smith
12:57 22 Sep 22
I went in for my annual exam. I expected to be greeted by a friendly staff and I certainly was! I was told Dr Cooperman himself retired which was no problem for me as I have never met him and was always examined by another doctor on staff. I must say that this crew working there is very friendly and professional. My appointment was on time, and I felt very well taken care of. I felt like they took the time to make sure I was getting the best service. The entire staff seems very knowledgeable and efficient. I would certainly recommend this office to anyone!
J PJ P
19:15 10 Sep 22
Husband has an urgent need to have his eye looked at, no appointment… the office scheduled him for next day, but asked him to stick around for a bit as they worked on getting him in sooner. He was seen later in the day and given a very thorough examination and testing. They went above and beyond for him.In addition, we have experienced the staff to be very professional, patient and kind when calling to change or make appointments. Also when checking in to be seen.The office is very clean
A BurkeA Burke
14:28 27 Mar 22
I give two thumbs up to the dedicated office staff. I would recommend the Brookhurst Optometric Center to anyone who needs immediate vision care. I was a previous patient and hadn’t been seen for 1.5 year. I took a chance a walked in hoping to be seen.I was greeted by Jacob who was warm and welcoming. I explained my vision problem and he asked if I wanted to be seen today. I said “yes”. Jacob checked my insurance and explained me the tests that would be performed. He was so kind and helpful. I was seen 30 minutes later and had a full eye exam and was fitted for contacts. I was so thrilled. I was seen by Dr Chi. Excellent Optometrist. He was very patience with me and explained and answered every question I had. He even assisted me by plucking sn ingrown hair from my eyelid. Wow! I checked out with the girls who were delightful . I had the best experience. The entire office staff was friendly and very helpful. Stop by and see them! You”ll be happy you did.
Eric ChangEric Chang
05:57 24 Feb 22
I had a good experience at this office for my eye exam. I've been having a little trouble seeing my phone with my glasses and Dr. Chi gave me a solution on my new ones. The staff were also very helpful since I walking in the door to me choosinga new frame. They treats me like a family instead of another patient. Not having to dilate this year because of the tech they have might be one of the best part.
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Contact Lens Exams and Fittings at All of Our Locations

Whether you live near La Paz Optometric Center, Brookhurst Optometric Center, Mission Viejo Optometric Center, or North Tustin Ave Optometric Center, our doctors are here to give you comfortable contact lenses for effortless, crystal-clear vision!