Contact Lenses Specialist

William Diamond, OD

Optometrists located in Dublin, CA

If you’re one of the approximately 45 million Americans who wears contact lenses, you’re in great hands with,Dr. Diamond and his friendly and compassionate staff. From contact lens exams to fitting you with the perfect lenses, the doctors provide personalized, family-friendly attention and care to ensure excellent vision correction and eye health. Call or book an appointment online today.

Contact Lenses Q & A

How do contact lenses work?

Contact lenses are small plastic lenses that rest on your eyes and correct your vision by refracting and refocusing light as it enters your eyes. Contact lenses are designed to move with your eyes and provide clear vision in all directions — unlike eyeglasses.

What are the different kinds of contact lenses?

You have a variety of contact lenses to choose from. In addition to a range of disposable soft lenses, you can also choose hard, gas permeable lenses; toric lenses; or multifocal lenses, depending on your vision impairment.

Soft contact lenses

Soft, disposable contact lenses are the most popular variety of lens available. With options for daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly use, there is a lens perfect for your lifestyle and wallet.

Gas permeable lenses

Rigid gas permeable lenses, often called RGPs, are made of hard plastic. These lenses allow oxygen to pass through to your eye, protecting your eyes’ health. RGPs are resistant to bacteria and deposits that often develop on soft, water-based lenses. These lenses can last for one year or more, maintaining their shape and providing crisp, clear vision.

Toric lenses

Toric contact lenses are weighted and suitable for patients with astigmatism. Astigmatism causes the light entering your eye to land in multiple focus points, either in front of or behind your retina, instead of in a single focus point. Toric lenses correct this refractive error.

Multifocal lenses

Multifocal lenses like bifocal eyeglasses combine different prescriptions, allowing you to see up close and far away. Multifocal lenses feature a gradual change between prescriptions in the lens to help you see without needing additional reading glasses.

How will I know which lenses are right for me?

Dr. Diamond conducts a contact lens eye exam to diagnose the type and extent of your vision impairment. To determine the best type of lens for you, he and his team discuss your needs and contact lens options.

Dr. Diamond and his team love their jobs are passionate about providing expert eye care. They’re always happy to answer your questions and help you understand your contact lens and eye care needs. Call or book an appointment online today to learn more.