Contact Lenses

Visioncare Associates

B.G. Shily, O.D.

Specialty Contact Lens Practice located in Beverly Hills, CA

Whether you want to change your look or need contact lenses to play a sport, B.G. Shily, OD, at Visioncare Associates in Beverly Hills, California would like to provide you the highest quality eye care services with the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic instrumentations in a compassionate patient-centered environment and enhance the quality of your vision with contact lenses, such as, soft, gas, permeable, and scleral contact lenses. Please, call our office or use the online booking button to schedule a consultation to understand how the latest techniques and contact lenses can help you see better. See well, be well...

Contact Lenses Q & A

Can anyone wear contact lenses?

With advances in contact lenses, almost anyone who wears glasses can now wear contact lenses. Dr. Shily can conduct a thorough examination of your eye and talks to you about contact lenses to help you determine if they’re the best choice for you.

What type of contact lenses are available?

Visioncare Associates offers a number of different brands of contact lenses. Some of the brands available include:

  • Gas Permeable Lenses
  • Bifocal Lenses
  • Astigmatic Lenses
  • Soft Lenses
  • Extended Wear Lenses
  • Contact Lenses After Forty
  • Disposable Contact Lenses

Dr. Shily determines the best brand for you based on your eyecare and vision needs.

Dr. Shily also offers a number of specialty contact lenses to improve eyesight if you have a specific eye condition such as presbyopia, astigmatism, or keratoconus.

Are contact lenses hard to put in?

One of your biggest stumbling blocks with contact lenses may be your fear of placing them on your eye. But Dr. Shily is an expert in contact lenses and teaches you a simple technique for inserting your contact lenses, practicing with you until you’re comfortable. He also encourages you to call the office if you experience problems at home.

Dr. Shily also provides contact lens aftercare to monitor your tolerance and eyesight with your new medical device.

Depending on the type of contact lenses prescribed to you, it may take a few days or up to a month for you to feel comfortable with your contact lenses. You may also find when you switch to contact lenses after wearing glasses that your vision is a little better, as contact lenses give you a wider field of vision.

How long do contact lenses last?

Longevity of your contact lenses depends on the type and how you care for them. With proper care, your gas-permeable lenses can last up to three years and your soft contact lenses up to two years.

How do I care for my contact lenses?

Dr. Shily will provide you with specific care instructions for your contact lenses, including how often you need to clean them and what solution to use. Keeping your lenses clean improves their longevity and protects your eyes from infections.

If you’re ready to give contact lenses a go, call the contact lenses experts at Visioncare Associates or book a consultation using the online booking tool.

To learn more about the benefits of soft or gas permeable contact lenses for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or age-related presbyopia - please click on the following links: