Contact Lenses in Chico and Paradise, CA

Contact lenses have undergone an amazing transformation over the decades. Today's modern techniques and forms allows for greater comfort, convenience, and corrective ability than we could have imagined. Even so, it's still critically important that you receive just the right contact lenses for your vision needs, lifestyle preferences, and ocular health. That's why we're proud to serve Chico and Paradise, CA, with the finest eye care and contact lens fittings you'll find anywhere. Let's take a look at the varied world of contact lenses at Reeve-Woods Eye Center.


Vision Testing and the Contact Lens Exam

The same comprehensive eye exam and vision testing that determines your prescription for eyeglasses also gives us your prescription for contact lenses. The fact that you're getting contacts, however, also necessitates another evaluation called a contact lens exam. This exam combines the taking of detailed eye measurements with a discussion of:

  • Any eye conditions or underlying health problems that might affect your choice of contacts
  • How your prescription may dictate a particular contact lens option
  • Whether you want to wear your contacts for multiple days or discard them after a single-use

All of this information helps us determine which contact lenses will offer the most comfortable experience and the highest degree of vision correction for your needs.

A Variety of Choices From Your Optometrist in Chico

Following the contact lens exam, our multi-practitioner eye care team is now ready to provide you with your ideal lenses. Many people with uncomplicated or mild vision issues can get the correction they need from standard, single-vision soft contacts. Don't worry, though, if your needs are somewhat more specialized. Your optometrist in Chico CA can also provide "hard-to-fit" contacts such as:

  • Moisture-retaining contacts - These lenses can be more comfortable than regular contact lenses for dry eye sufferers.
  • Rigid gas-permeable contacts - These lenses are stiffer than soft contacts, which allows them to provide prescribe correction for strong or difficult prescriptions.
  • Toric contacts - Toric contacts won't rotate on your cornea as you blink, which makes them an excellent choice for astigmatism.
  • Scleral contacts - These oversized contacts, which are surprisingly comfortable, can compensate for severe corneal irregularities.
  • Multifocal contacts - You can get contacts that correct for presbyopia.

Make an Appointment at Reeve-Woods Eye Center

Trust Reeve-Woods Eye Center to help you find contact lenses you'll genuinely enjoy using. Call our Chico, CA, clinic at 530-899-2244 to schedule an eye appointment, vision testing, and a contact lens exam!


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  • "I had a great visit and eye care experience. I went to Dr Reeve with “Dry Eye”. I was kind of a mess…blurred vision and very uncomfortable. He saw me for two visits. On the first visit I got my diagnosis and a prescription for eye drops. On my second visit, I reported continuing symptoms. Dr Reeve then did a procedure and it worked! The doctor and staff (including his assistant) were businesslike, polite and helpful. Great experience."
    Melanie M.
  • "I had a great first-time experience! The ladies in the front were very kind.  I first saw the optometrist who was very kind and thorough. Then I was seen by Dr. Woods who was also kind and thorough. They both listened to my concerns and were very attentive to my needs. When it came time for ordering my contacts, I dealt with the optical shop across the hall where you try on frames. They were super friendly and very helpful! I’m definitely coming back!"
    Charlie D.
  • "Such a positive experience with his office! My first appointment was with Dr Reeve who was friendly and thorough with his exam. A year later Dr Woods performed my LASIK surgery and I have been thrilled with the results!! Their staff is super friendly and has really worked at getting my insurance to cover medications and making recommendations for where to get the lowest pharmacy fees!! I would recommend these doctors to anyone looking for ophthalmologists :)"
    Hannah B.
  • "Reeve-Woods Eye Center is the best eye clinic I've ever been to. The staff is very personable and willing to help in any way they can. The doctors are wonderful and want to make sure you understand everything completely! Dr. Woods did my cataract surgeries and was absolutely awesome! I can't say enough good things about this eye clinic! If you want top rate care, this is where you'll go!!"
    Martha M.
  • "A very Good Eye Care Center they have taken very good care of me for years now. Highly Recommend"
    Scott L.
  • "Fast service! I was their new patient, I got the appointment one week only and then it took only one hour my eyes test done. All staff are very polite and eye doctors were very nice. I love this place."
    Carmi A.