Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in Central Texas

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An Alternative to Glasses

Sometimes you want a change, and contact lenses are an excellent alternative. Early forms of contact lenses focused on correcting refractive errors such as nearsightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness. 

Modern advancements in contact lens technology have allowed for the development of specialized contacts that support eye conditions such as dry eye disease, myopia, and keratoconus.

At Central Texas Eye Center, we provide comprehensive contact lens exams and fittings for our patients to achieve their vision goals. Book your appointment to get your exam today and explore the variety of brands we offer. 

Getting The Right Fit

Contact lenses are a great option if you want to switch from glasses and still keep your vision clear. Our experienced optometrists will walk you through our comprehensive contact lens exam and determine how your eyes react to different lenses.

Your prescription will be based on your specific vision needs, so a contact lens fitting is essential to ensure your comfort.

At Central Texas Eye Center, our team takes pride in providing comfortable and safe contact lens exams and fittings. Book your comprehensive contact lens exam today.

What to Expect During Your Contact Lens Exam

Your contact lens exam will include different tests, and our team will check your visual acuity to determine how well you see letters and symbols from a distance. You will also be asked questions to assess your lifestyle and your contact lens preferences. 

At Central Texas Eye Center, we want to set you up with the best possible fit. Because your contact lenses will rest directly on your eyes, our team will conduct measurements and evaluations such as: 

Following your exam, we will recommend contact lenses that are suitable for your vision goals and needs. If you have any questions or concerns relating to your prescription, please feel free to contact our team at Central Texas Eye Center. 

The Fitting Process

The contact lens fitting process is vital in ensuring your comfort when wearing your new contact lenses. The fitting process begins with assessing the health of your cornea using a biomicroscope. This process provides a magnified view of your cornea so that our team can determine that you can wear contact lenses without damaging your eyes.

After testing and approval, you will be fitted with trial contact lenses so your doctor can evaluate how well your eyes adjust and respond to the fit. Follow-up appointments may be required to ensure that you’ve got the most comfortable fit for your eyes.

Your final contact lens prescription includes information not found with your glasses prescriptions, such as: 

  • The brand of your contact lenses
  • Diameter of your lenses
  • The curvature of the optical zone of your lenses
  • An expiration date for buying replacements

During your fitting process, we utilize corneal topography and Optical Coherence Tomography to help verify the fit of your lenses.

Corneal Topography

Corneal topography is a photography technique that maps the surface of your cornea. The image maps a 3D view of your eye and assists our optometrists in the contact lens fitting process.

A topography scan can help us find what type of contact lens is best for your eyes, and if there’s any irregular distortion in the curvature of your cornea, our team can determine if a special hard contact RGP lens may be the solution.

OCT is a non-invasive, high-speed, high-resolution imaging technology used to capture clear images of your retina.

The test begins with eye drops to dilate your pupils to make capturing clear images easier. OCT tests can measure how well you see shapes and details and serve as a visual acuity test. OCT can help our team discover what type of contact lenses are suitable for your eyes.

Exploring Specialty Contact Lenses

Contact lenses fall under 2 main categories, soft contact lenses, and rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. 

Rigid gas permeable lenses work to correct most corneal astigmatism issues. They are made up of silicone that allows oxygen to pass through the lenses to keep your cornea healthy. RGP lenses require a longer adaptation period before they reach the comfort levels of soft contacts.

Soft contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastics and allow oxygen to pass through to your cornea. Unlike RGP lenses, soft contacts are easier to adjust to and more comfortable than RGP lenses.

More recent materials in soft contacts include silicone-hydrogels that provide even more oxygen to your eyes. 

Within these 2 categories are specialized lenses that are effective against various eye conditions. 

Keratoconus is an eye disease that occurs when your cornea thins and gradually bulges outward into a cone shape. A cone-shaped cornea causes blurred vision and may cause a heightened sensitivity to light and glare.

We know keratoconus can be challenging to deal with and don’t want you to sacrifice wearing contact lenses. At Central Texas Eye Center, we offer specialized RGP contact lenses that can help correct the irregular cornea stemming from keratoconus.

SynergEyes Duette lenses are specialized hybrid contact lenses that can help manage astigmatism. The customized nature of this lens is designed to provide comfort and durability for our patients.

Blurry vision can be challenging, and Duette lenses can help alleviate the effects of corneal astigmatism.

Do you have dry eye disease or keratoconus but still really want to wear contact lenses? Then scleral contact lenses may be for you.

Scleral lenses can be an excellent option for patients unable to wear contact lenses. Scleral lenses are larger than traditional contact lenses and rest on the sclera or white of your eyes. Scleral contact lenses allow for space over your cornea and provide extra breathability for your eyes.

Myopia (nearsightedness) is an eye condition that causes distant objects to appear fuzzy or blurry. Myopia is a common vision condition, and our team at Central Texas Eye Center can diagnose it through a comprehensive eye exam. 

We offer MiSight myopia control lenses to help you see clearly once again. Contact lenses provide a wider field of vision than glasses, and our myopia control lenses work to slow the progression of myopia.

Our Variety of Brands

At Central Texas Eye Center, our team is dedicated to helping you find the right contact lenses for your vision needs. 

Contact lens brands we offer include: 

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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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Unlike many other silicone hydrogel lenses, Biofinity contact lenses incorporate a naturally wettable material that maintains a hydrophilic (water-loving) property throughout the lens.  This means no surface treatments, additives, coatings, or wetting agents are needed.

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Cooper Vision

We create and execute innovation that is unmatched in the contact lens industry. There's much more to our story than that, however. You'll find that what sets us apart is how we approach our business. We collaborate, we listen, and we enjoy what we do.

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SynergEyes hybrid contact lenses transform the vision for patients with astigmatism, presbyopia, and irregular cornea conditions. Since the first generation of hybrid lenses came to market in 2005, the company has continued to develop and deliver advancements in hybrid contact lens technologies. Generation 2 lenses combine new high-Dk materials with more comfortable, vision-optimized designs. In 2015, several new products expanded the vision possibilities for patients that will benefit from this leading technology.

Get Your Contact Lenses Today

At Central Texas Eye Center, we pride ourselves on finding the exact fit for your contact lenses. We provide a wide range of specialized contact lenses to ensure your lenses fit comfortably and are specified to your prescription. 

Contact us to book your comprehensive contact lens exam and fitting today. 

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San Marcos

We’re right off Interstate Highway 35, not far from Chisos Street. If you have any difficulty finding us, please get in touch with our team.

  • 2430 IH 35 S. Suite 106
  • San Marcos, TX 78666

New Braunfels

Our office is located right at the intersection of North Walnut Avenue and Howard Street. Plenty of parking is available in our lot out front.

  • 1099 N. Walnut Ave.
  • New Braunfels, TX 78130


We enjoy our rural setting in Wimberley. Find us near the corner of Sabino Ranch Road and Ranch Road 12 in the Wimberley Mountain Plaza.

  • 14500 Ranch Rd. 12
  • Wimberley, TX 78676
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