Optical & Contact Lenses

Young woman smiling with Eyeglasses

At Ticho Eye Associates, we provide thorough eye exams for glasses and contact lenses. Our team of highly-skilled optometrists is an integral part of ensuring that you will receive the highest quality of vision care. Our optical shop is a proud participant in multiple Vision care plans, including EyeMed and VSP. We are also able to provide discounted services to patients on Davis and other Eyecare insurance programs.

In a healthy eye, light rays are refracted (bent) by the cornea and are focused through the eye’s lens onto the back layer of the eye, known as the retina. The visual information is then transmitted from the retina, through the optic nerve to the brain. However, many people’s eyes focus the light either in front of or behind the retina, which causes a refractive error. Common refractive errors are known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Your eye doctor may do a common test known as a refraction to determine the prescription of your glasses and/or contacts.

In eyes that are relatively long (myopia, or near-sightedness), the image passing through the cornea and eye’s lens is prefocused in front of the retina, while in eyes that are relatively short (hyperopia, or far-sightedness), the image is prefocused behind the retina. Glasses and contact lenses refocus the image to help compensate for these refractive errors.

Nearsightedness

Normal vision versus vision with Myopia

 

Farsightedness

Hyperopia Diagram

 

Astigmatism

Astigmatism Diagram

At Ticho Eye Associates, our goal is to provide our patients with optimal visual clarity by correcting these refractive errors. Our team will work with you and will take into account your budget, lifestyle, and lens preferences when choosing your new glasses or contacts! If contact lenses are best suited for your lifestyle, we will fit you with the most suitable contacts and will provide adequate training in handling your new lenses. We carry daily-wear, extended-wear, disposable, and gas-permeable contact lenses.

We offer convenient on-site optical shops that carry many designer brands such as Ray-Ban, Prada, Coach, and Maui Jim. Our optical staff also specialize in glasses adjustments, repair, and replacement. Feel free to stop by and take a look at what we offer!

To schedule your comprehensive eye exam, please call (708) 873-0088.