Contact Lenses

Ready to get rid of your glasses? We offer a range of specialty contact lenses to fit your needs, including toric contact lenses specifically designed for astigmatic corneas.

We make it easy to achieve clear vision. Learn what Monterey County Eye Associates in Monterey, Salinas, or King City, CA, can do for you.

What Types of Concerns Can Contact Lenses Correct?


Just like glasses, contact lenses are a time-tested and effective solution for some of the most common vision concerns. Contacts can correct hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), presbyopia (age-related farsightedness), and astigmatism. 

Here When You Need Us A Review From a Monterey, CA, Patient

"I was traveling and forgot my contacts, so I called Monterey County Eye Associates to see if they would provide me some samples on my way through town. Wendy and her colleagues were so helpful and professional over the phone when I was really stressed. They received my faxed prescription and gave me a few days worth of my daily contacts right when I arrived." Lisa W.

Are Contacts Right for You? Schedule a Consultation

With various specialty lenses ranging from dailies to toric lenses, we have everything Monterey patients need to see clearly without the obstruction of eyeglasses. 

Monterey County Eye Associates serves Monterey, Salinas, King City, CA, and surrounding communities with an outstanding selection of services designed to meet nearly any eye care need. Call to learn more about the variety of contact lenses we offer and schedule a consultation to see what lens is right for you:

(831) 424-1150

Monterey County Eye Associates offices
Our offices feature bilingual staff who are ready to assist you with your eye care needs.

What to Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting

Our optometrists will ensure you have the most up-to-date prescription before measuring your eyes for contacts. 
Our optometrists will ensure you have the most up-to-date prescription before measuring your eyes for contacts. 

Vision Test

To ensure you receive contacts that have an accurate prescription, one of our optometrists will conduct a comprehensive vision exam. We can pinpoint your vision prescription and test for any eye conditions at this time. 


Your optometrist will use a keratometer to measure the curvature of your cornea. This measurement helps us select a contact that will rest comfortably on the surface of your eye. 

Trial Period

Typically, you'll be given a trial set of contacts to wear for a few weeks. This trial period allows you to explore how you like contacts and if the trial fit is right for you. 

Final Delivery

Adjustments to the type of contact you need are made at this time, and the order for your final set of contacts is placed. 

Candidates for Contacts

Whatever your vision history, we have the resources and talent to provide you with a pair of lenses that are perfectly tailored to your needs. Our Monterey, CA, practice can specifically help patients who have had difficulty qualifying for contact lenses in the past due to the shape of their corneas. However, a few factors could make glasses a better choice for you:

Dry Eyes

Contacts may be uncomfortable for patients with dry eye syndrome. When your tear ducts don't produce adequate lubrication, your eyes may become itchy, sting, or water. These symptoms may worsen with contact lenses. Blepharitis is another condition that affects the eyelids and may cause trouble with comfortable contact use.

Severe Allergies

If you have severe allergies to pollen, pets, dust, and other allergens, contacts may be more uncomfortable than glasses for you to wear. Itchy, irritated eyes may worsen with contact lenses. 


While there is no upper age limit for contact candidates, contacts are generally not recommended for patients under ten years old. It is important to discuss whether your child is responsible enough to exercise proper, hygienic contact use and other factors with your doctor to ultimately inform whether they are ready.

"Can't ask for better." Hear From Another Monterey, CA, Patient

"The staff is helpful and thorough. The ladies at the front desk were courteous and efficient. Monica was very patient and took the time to explain and answer all of our questions in depth. Can't ask for better patient treatment." Daisy Z.
The team of doctors at Monterey County Eye Associates

Monterey County Eye Associates
Leland H. Rosenblum, MD - MBEC
Eric J. Del Piero, MD

Our team of ophthalmologists provides state-of-the-art eye care using the latest technology. They are proud to be affiliated with: 

  • AAO: American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • ABO: American Board of Ophthalmology

To schedule an appointment, please call us at one of our four ophthalmologist office locations in Monterey, Ryan Ranch, Salinas, and King City, or contact us online.

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