Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in Hercules

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Rediscover Your Freedom

Whether you’re going out for a run, changing your style for dinner, or you’re just tired of cleaning your lenses, eyeglasses can be a bit of an obstacle in your daily life. While we love providing high-quality, stylish frames for every age, we also recognize that glasses may not be for everyone.

So, how can we help? By offering completely comprehensive contact lens exams and fittings. Our unique process ensures we find the right lens for you in both clarity and comfort.

Our contact lens exams and fittings are simple, convenient, and tailored to your needs. Find out today if contact lenses are right for you!

Our Contact Lens Process

While we would love to offer contact lenses to everyone, some might find them uncomfortable.

To ensure your contacts provide the clear vision you want with the comfort you deserve, we’ll walk you through our comprehensive contact lens process that includes an eye exam, a contact lens fitting, and a short trial period.

The Eye Exam

Eye exams are essential before we can prescribe you contact lenses. Eye exams help determine your lens prescription and can uncover eye conditions and diseases that can make it difficult to wear contact lenses, including:

Once we determine if your eyes are healthy enough to comfortably wear contacts, the next step is fitting your contact lenses. This step involves measuring a few aspects of your eyes, including your pupil size, eye shape, and quality of your tear film.

Properly fitted contact lenses reduce the risk of discomfort and infection, helping you enjoy crisp, clear, comfortable vision.

The trial period helps us ensure your eyes adapt properly to contact lens wear. We’ll likely send you home with a trial pair and book a follow-up appointment in about a week to monitor how you’re adjusting to your lenses.

It’s common to make some adjustments to your contacts during this period. If you notice irritation, redness, or discomfort while wearing your trial contacts, please remove them and contact us immediately.

Types of Contact Lenses

There are many types of contact lenses available, and the style you’ll need depends on what we discover during your eye exam and fitting. While it’s possible not to be a candidate for contact lenses, about 9 in 10 people who want to wear them can.

Some of the most common contact lens types include:

Rigid Gas-Permeable Contacts

Rigid gas-permeable lenses are made of plastic materials that allow oxygen to pass through and reach your eyes. These contacts are a great choice if you’re looking for durable, easy to use, and long-lasting lenses that provide clear, crisp vision.

Soft contacts are the most prescribed contact due to their comfort. These contacts are made of soft hydrogel materials and come in 2 different forms—daily and extended-wear.

Daily contacts need to be removed, cleaned, and stored at the end of every day, while extended-wear contacts can be worn overnight (if your doctor deems it safe to do so).

There are many types of specialty contact lenses that we can prescribe based on your needs. Whether you have an eye condition that needs managing or want to change your eye color for a fun night out, we can find a comfortable, safe-to-use pair of contacts right for you.

Some common specialty contacts include:

  • Scleral lenses: Scleral lenses are larger than traditional contacts and rest on the whites of your eyes: We generally recommend these contacts if you have keratoconus.
  • Hybrid lenses: Hybrid lenses combine the crisp vision of RGP lenses with a soft hydrogel skirt, making them more comfortable to wear without sacrificing your vision.
  • Toric lenses: Toric lenses help correct astigmatism.
  • Multifocal lenses: Multifocals are a common prescription if you’re looking to correct presbyopia.
  • Colored lenses: Colored lenses can change your eye color, making them the perfect accessory for fun nights out.

Start Seeing Your Way

It’s time for you to take control of your vision. Please, call the team at Hercules Optometric Group today and find out what contact lenses can offer you.

Our Brands

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ACUVUE

The options are nearly endless when it comes to ACUVUE® brand contact lenses – the #1 contact lens brand in the world. Long-lasting comfort and clear vision can be yours with a contact lens in the ACUVUE® brand family.

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Air Optix

Utilizing silicon hydrogel technology, Air Optix contact lenses are well known for comfort and oxygen permeability. They are available in a variety of prescriptions and varieties, including toric lenses.

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Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands globally, offering the widest and finest range of eye health products including contact lenses and lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses, and other eye surgery products.

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Biofinity

Unlike many other silicone hydrogel lenses, Biofinity contact lenses incorporate a naturally wettable material that maintains a hydrophilic (water-loving) property throughout the lens.  This means no surface treatments, additives, coatings, or wetting agents are needed.

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Clariti 1-Day

All Clariti 1-Day lenses feature high water content — a key feature for comfort. AquaGen™ technology makes it possible. The AquaGen™ process creates a lens that naturally attracts and binds water molecules to the lens surface, so your eyes can stay moist and comfortable throughout your day.

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Cooper My Day

CooperVision® MyDay® lenses feature everything you need for an exceptional overall daily disposable experience: all-day comfort, easy lens insertion and removal, and a highly breathable lens that helps provides a healthier lens-wearing experience.

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Cooper Vision

We create and execute innovation that is unmatched in the contact lens industry. There's much more to our story than that, however. You'll find that what sets us apart is how we approach our business. We collaborate, we listen, and we enjoy what we do.

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CooperVision Proclear

Proclear by CooperVision are a line of daily-disposable contact lenses with options available for nearly every corrective lens prescription need, including options for astigmatism. They feature Phosphorylcholine, a material that attracts water and encourages healthy eye hydration.

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Dailies Total 1

Excellent comfort until the end of the day with breathable construction. This lens is designed to provide a surface that’s over 80% water, mimicking the same as the surface of your eye. Dailies Total 1 provide a new era in daily disposables.

Come See What We’re About

Where to Find Us

You can find us on the first floor of Aventine Apartments right on Sycamore Avenue. Find angled parking right outside with accessibility options available.

  • 1375 Sycamore Ave Suite 150E
  • Hercules, CA 94547

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:45 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:45 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM 3:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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