Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses
When people have refractive vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or age-related vision loss, being able to get the problem diagnosed and treated at the same place makes everything extremely simple. The optical center at Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley has the latest vision technology, as well as an optical lab where we can offer our patients prescriptions in an hour or less, not to mention a terrific inventory of fashionable frames and several types of traditional and specialty contacts. For San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, CA residents who require contact lenses as soon as possible, we have a large inventory of the most common diameters and prescriptions so you can receive them that day. Our highly trained team is here to ensure that you select the right frames or contacts for the most comfortable fit and style.
After a thorough eye assessment, we can determine whether contact lenses or eyeglasses are the most effective treatment for your vision problems. For some, contacts are the most convenient option to have clear vision. Beyond ease of use, contact lens functionality has made many recent strides. A few of the most well-known types of lenses we prescribe include daily wear, disposable, multifocal, and astigmatism contact lenses. Best of all, today's contacts are more comfortable now than in the past with the majority of contact lens wearers reporting zero discomfort.
For people who may not be prepared to use contacts or who have certain eye conditions, prescription glasses are also an easy choice. As with contact lenses, glasses have undergone great improvements in recent years and can offer several advantages.
They are typically more affordable than contacts, easier to travel with, and not as fragile. Also, glasses screen the eyes from a host of environmental elements and do not irritate dry or itchy eyes as contacts sometimes do. Even so, a lot of patients opt to use a combination of both types of prescription lenses for different situations.
"Dr Brad Elkins is the best ophthalmologist ever!!! The Dr is very comforting and compassionate and was very thorough. He is excellent at what he does and really takes care of his patients. I would recommend Dr. Elkins to any eye care needs Thank you Dr. Elkins for being a caring doctor. We need more Doctors like you"- T.G. / Yelp / Oct 08, 2021
"Thank you Dr. Elkins. You are so patient and calm and your personality is the best . You are a great doctor and the best choice. Thank you again Dr. Elkins. I wish there were more caring doctors around like you. You are the best!!!!"- T.G. / Yelp / Oct 08, 2021
"Ophthalmology Associates Of The Valley is the best. It's the first place I have ever been that made me feel like I had options. Dr. Lilia Babakhan is very kind and makes you actually want to see the letters clearer. Dr Zeegen and Dr Elkins are beyond amazing and really took the time and steered me in the right direction. Dr Elkins did the cataract surgery for me and it went better than expected. If I lived across the country, I would fly back to LA to have them take care of my eyes."- R.C. / Google / Sep 30, 2021
"All personnel made me feel quite confortable and relaxed."- L.S. / Demandforce / Sep 18, 2021
"He explained everything to me when I asked a lot of questions. Even sent me to a lab to rule out a problem when I brought it up and he called me at home that evening. Very caring I would say. Even though I'm disappointed in having to wait for cataract surgery, I trust him and the staff for their guidance."- M.P. / Demandforce / Sep 18, 2021
What To Expect
While you're here for your vision evaluation and lens consultation, our team will help you select the best options for your personal needs and goals. At Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley, we know it's important to dedicate a lot of time and attention to ensure you receive the ideal pair of glasses or the most appropriate contact lens fit and type. Additionally, we will do our best to help you keep close to your desired budget. Plus, we happily offer thorough instructions on how to put in and take out contacts for all first-time users.
Typically, patients don't have to schedule a follow-up appointment if they only select glasses. For those who decide on contact lenses, we recommend scheduling another appointment in about six weeks to discuss. During this appointment, we can discuss your comfort level and ensure the prescription works well. Please keep in mind, however, that follow-up assessments never serve as regular complete eye exams, which need to occur no less than every other year. In comprehensive exams, we will look at the general health of your eyes, as well as your prescription to see if it should be changed.
Dependable, Clear Vision
Improved vision is basically a phone call away. Certain vision problems, like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia, can result in a lot of emotional ups and downs, but each of them is easily treatable. No one should have to strain for clear vision when going through their daily activities. We invite you to reach out to one of our San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, CA offices and set up an examination. At Ophthalmology Associates of the Valley in Encino or West Hills, our team is ready to help you get your clearest vision.