Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in San Mateo, San Jose, San Ramon, & Juneau

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Visual Clarity

If you wear contact lenses, you’re likely aware of their convenience and ability to provide visual clarity. While contact lenses are small and fragile, the way in which they help aid your vision can be quite complicated. At Optical Illusions, we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect pair of contact lenses for your eyes and providing you with the necessary information you will need to make your decision.

What is a
Contact Lens Exam?

Compared to a regular eye exam, a contact lens eye exam will involve additional measurements that help determine the shape and size of your eye’s surface. These measurements will illuminate what kind of contact lens will work best for your eyes. 

Our eyes change subtly over time, and prescriptions may need to be adjusted depending on the lens types or even the brands. Having a proper eye exam is key to maintaining the health of your eyes.

At Optical Illusions, our contact lens exams are designed to not only ensure that your contact lenses are right for you, but that you are right for your contact lenses.

  • Corneal and Pupil Measurements: Your optometrist will use a special device called a Pentacam AXL Wave that will take advanced measurements of the front surface of your eye. This was previously done with 3 separate devices called a keratometer, topographer and a ruler.
  • Tear film evaluation: This test is used to determine if you can produce sufficient enough tears to keep your contact lenses moist and lubricated. If your tear film cannot produce an adequate quantity and/or quality of tears, then contact lenses may not be safe or comfortable for you to wear contacts for extended periods of time.
  • Contact lens fit evaluation: A slit lamp can be used to evaluate the overall health of your cornea. This tool will magnify the view of your cornea and help your optometrist determine if you can wear contact lenses comfortably. If you already wear contact lenses and are experiencing any kind of discomfort, this test can help determine what issues that your current pair of lenses are causing to your eyes.
  • Eyelid evaluation: your eye doctor will check the health of your meibomian glands, or oil glands, that sit at the base of the eyelid margins. Blockages of these glands can cause inflammation and hordeloums, or styes.

If you cannot wear regular contact lenses, or require some additional features, Optical Illusions carries a variety of specialty contact lenses that could be the solution for your specific needs.

If you have any questions about contact lens exams or specialty contact lenses, please contact us.

Our Brands

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The options are nearly endless when it comes to ACUVUE® brand contact lenses – the #1 contact lens brand in the world. Long-lasting comfort and clear vision can be yours with a contact lens in the ACUVUE® brand family.

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Alcon has one mission: to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon is uniquely poised to serve every contact lens wearer by addressing the full life cycle of their needs.

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Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands globally, offering the widest and finest range of eye health products including contact lenses and lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses, and other eye surgery products.

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CooperVision Misight

Eye Care Professionals Can Begin Fitting the World’s First One-Day Soft Contact Lens Shown to Substantially Slow the Progression of Myopia in Children. Millions of children across the USA are poised to benefit from a breakthrough therapy that addresses the fast-growing issue of myopia (nearsightedness), which is projected to negatively affect more than 50 percent of the world’s population by 2050. CooperVision MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are now available for fitting by Eye Care Professionals. An American brand, it is the world’s first one-day soft contact lens clinically proven to substantially slow the progression of myopia in children.

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VTI’s mission is to redefine vision through advanced engineering and a relentless drive to achieve better solutions through the fusion of science, art and technology. Find clean, clear, and comfortable vision with NaturalVue contact lenses.

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Wave Contacts

Wave contact lenses are made like no other by using the Scout Topographer and Wave Contact Lens Software. The idea is simple: create a lens that nearly mirrors the cornea for the most precise and comfortable fit available. Regardless of the design, Wave produces a lens that is thinner, more comfortable and better centred.

Our Locations

San Mateo

  • 194 Hillsdale Shopping Center
  • San Mateo, CA 94403

San Jose

  • 377 Santana Row, Suite #1115
  • San Jose, CA 95128

San Ramon

  • 6000 Bollinger Canyon Road, Suite #1104
  • San Ramon, CA 94583


  • 9309 Glacier Hwy, Suite A103
  • Juneau, AK 99801

Family Eye Exams

An eye exam is an essential part of preventive health care. At Optical Illusions, we invest in industry-leading diagnostic technology that gives us an unprecedented view of your eye health and vision.

With this technology, we can provide truly personalized and comprehensive eye care to patients of all ages.

Access high-quality eye care from a team that genuinely cares.

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