Contact Lens Exams, Fittings & Brands

You're in luck if you are a San Diego or La Mesa local and need an annual contact lens check-up, fitting, and/or brand new lenses! This blog post will provide information on what is involved in contact lens fitting at Lake Murray Optometric Center in El Cajon, SD, and La Mesa, CA. Whether you're looking for a routine exam or something more specific (such as ortho-k), keep reading to learn more!


Contact Lens Exams

During a contact lens exam, an optometrist will conduct the following tests:

  • Visual Acuity Test, which involves reading an eye chart to measure your visual sharpness.
  • Refraction Test, which determines the prescription needed if you are not wearing contacts.
  • Health History Questionnaire to help our optometrist better understand your general eye health.
  • Dilation of Your pupils with special eye drops to better view the back of your eyes.

Contact Lens Fitting

Based on the results of the previous tests, our optometrist will fit you with the best type of contact lenses for your individual needs. There are various contact brands and types to choose from, so it's important to find the most comfortable one that fits your lifestyle.

Our optometrist uses several methods to determine the best contact lens type and size for you during the contact lens fitting process. The methods include trial frame fitting, contact lens measurements, and computerized tomography.

Contact Lens Brands

There are various contact brands on the market, each with its own unique benefits. Here are a few of the most popular ones:

1. Acuvue

This brand is known for its high-quality lenses and overall customer satisfaction.

2. Bausch & Lomb

This brand is popular among people with sensitive eyes, as their lenses are made with a silicone hydrogel material.

3. CooperVision

CooperVision offers a wide variety of contact lenses, perfect for those who want to switch up their looks often.

4. FreshLook

This brand is best known for its colored contact lenses, which can give your eyes a fun and trendy new look.


If you are looking for an alternative to traditional contacts, ortho-k may be the perfect option. Ortho-k lenses are worn during sleep and gently reshape your cornea, which can correct mild to moderate nearsightedness.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist Today for Contact Lens Exams and Fittings

If you are in the San Diego or La Mesa area and need a contact lens exam, fitting, or brand new lenses, be sure to schedule an appointment with Lake Murray Optometric Center in El Cajon, SD, and La Mesa, CA, today. Call us at (619) 268-4988 to help you get started on the best contact lens routine for you!

Lake Murray Optometric Center


8312 Lake Murray Blvd C,
San Diego, CA 92119

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