In addition to the comprehensive ophthalmology services provided at Farzad Eye Institute, our practice also features an optical shop with a wide array of eyeglass frames and contact lenses to suit every and budget. We offer patients frames from many elite designers, as well as stylish yet affordable alternatives. We also carry a full line of frames for children and teens.
Our convenient onsite location also eliminates the hassle of having to take your prescription to another location in order to fill your vision correction needs. In addition to eyeglasses and contact lenses, we also provide sunglasses, sports glasses, goggles and other forms of safety and athletic eyewear.
When visiting our optical shop, patients will be seen by one of our experienced optometrists, who will help you decide which type of glasses or contacts are best for you. Once you make your decision, the optometrist will fit you for your chosen frames or contacts to ensure that you receive the best possible results from your vision correction from a practice you trust.
To learn more about our optical shop, call us today at 310-247-8282 or stop in to see the wide array of products we currently offer.
Contact Lens Fitting
Thanks to advances in optical technology, almost everyone can now wear contact lenses, regardless of the type or extent of their vision problems. That includes patients with astigmatism and those who need bifocal or multifocal lenses. At Farzad Eye Institute, we offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit our patients' individual needs. Talk with us to find out which contact lenses are best for you.
SynergEyes Hybrid Lenses
The latest advancement in contact lenses, SynergEyes combines the best aspects of both rigid gas permeable and soft lenses. They feature the soft skirt of soft lenses for day-long comfort as well as a breathable rigid center that offers the visual clarity of a "hard" lens, providing crisp vision even at night. SynergEyes is available in a wide variety of options to correct for astigmatism, distance, reading or keratoconus. These hybrid lenses eliminate many of the problems caused by other types of lenses, so patients no longer have to settle for inconsistent vision or discomfort.
Daily-wear Soft Contacts
Daily-wear soft contact lenses are the most popular type of contacts worn. Made of a flexible plastic polymer, daily-wear lenses are put in each morning and taken out each night. They rest in a cleaning solution while you sleep. Daily-wear contacts come in many colors and typically last about one year.
Extended-wear Soft Contacts
Extended-wear soft contact lenses can be worn all the time, including while you sleep. Depending on whether you have 7-day (standard) or 30-day lenses, you only need to take out and clean your contacts once a week or once a month. Extended-wear lenses are made of soft silicone that retains moisture longer than daily-wear contacts, allows more oxygen to reach the eye and prevents bacteria and protein buildup.
Disposable soft lenses are intended to be thrown out and replaced after you've worn them for a certain length of time. This makes them even easier to maintain than regular soft contacts. Many disposable lenses are designed for replacement each morning, every two weeks or even every three months. Daily-wear disposables are worn during waking hours only, while extended-wear disposables can be worn for longer periods.
Rigid, gas-permeable contacts can correct a wider range of vision problems, including a high degree of astigmatism; provide sharper vision than most soft lenses and allow more oxygen to pass through to the eye, reducing the risk of corneal irritation. Because they are much harder than flexible contacts, gas-permeable lenses may take some getting used to when you first start wearing them. They are also more likely than soft lenses to slip off the center of your eye and require adjustment, making them an inconvenient choice for patients who play sports or participate in other demanding activities.
Whichever type of contact lens best suits your personal needs, we can make ordering your lenses convenient and easy.