Contact Lenses

Crossroads Optometry

Optometry located in Torrance, CA

Glasses aren’t right for everyone, and that’s why Crossroads Optometry offers the latest in safe and easy-to-use contact lenses. Dedicated optometrist Frank Scolinos, OD, and his friendly team of eye care experts offer a wide variety of contact lenses in their Torrance, California, office. Book your appointment using the online scheduler or call the office today.

Contact Lenses Q & A

Why would I need contact lenses?

Contact lenses can give you sharp vision without glasses, and people choose contacts for many reasons.

You might prefer contact lenses because you don’t like the way you look in glasses, or maybe because they’re more convenient for an active lifestyle. Or maybe you’re concerned about having to keep up with a pair of glasses. 

If you need or want contacts for any reason, you’re in luck: 90% of people who want contact lenses are good candidates. 

What type of contact lenses should I choose?

Crossroads Optometry offers a wide range of contact lenses from the top manufacturers, including Bausch + Lomb, CooperVision®, Alcon, and ACUVUE®. Depending on your needs and lifestyle, you can choose from lenses such as:

Single Vision Lenses

Single vision lenses contain a prescription to sharpen your vision. They work much like a pair of glasses with a single prescription.

Single vision contacts can widen your viewing field (especially side vision) more than glasses, and they’re easy to use, even for beginners. 

Multifocal lenses

Multifocal lenses can be a great choice if you’re suffering from presbyopia, a condition that usually develops in your 40s. With presbyopia, your eye lens stiffens and makes it harder to see up close. You might struggle with reading fine print, for example. 

Multifocal lenses have your regular prescription as well as a special prescription for close-up vision in the same lens. Just as with single vision lenses, multifocal lenses are easy to use.

Colored Contacts

Colored contacts can change your eye color a lot or a little. You can choose from opaque lenses for a dramatic color change and tinted lenses that add just a hint of extra color to light eyes. 

Colored lenses can correct most vision problems, but you can also buy lenses strictly to change your eye color if you don’t need vision correction.

All of these lenses come in daily use versions, which you throw away every night, as well as weekly and extended wear versions. 

Are contact lenses hard to use?

Contact lenses are easier to use than ever. Today’s next-generation lenses are extra soft and comfortable, and they adhere without causing dryness, irritation, or discomfort. 

The contact lens specialists at Crossroads Optometry can teach you how to insert, remove, and care for your new lenses. 

Can I wear contact lenses with dry eyes?

Chronic dry eyes is a problem for many people, but it doesn’t prevent you from wearing contact lenses. The leading manufacturers all make special contact lenses for dry eyes. 

Learn more about contact lenses at Crossroads Optometry by calling the office or using the online scheduler.

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