The Contact Lens Clinic specializes in contact lens fittings and care. We provide a comprehensive eye exam, along with a contact lens prescription. We prescribe contact lenses to correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia (age-related problem of focusing at near).
Our experienced faculty directly supervise third and fourth year professional students, providing patients with comprehensive vision care and the most appropriate contact lens based on the physiology of their eye, visual demands, and lifestyle. Our goal is to provide each patient with a customized contact lens that optimizes vision and is comfortable for maximum eye health.
Along with a comprehensive eye exam, the Contact Lens Clinic specializes in:
- Contact Lens Evaluations.
- Contact Lens Fittings.
- Training in Lens Insertion, Lens Removal, and Lens Care.
- Specialty Contact Lenses, including astigmatism, multifocal, cosmetic color lenses, and ortho-keratology. Multiple lens types such as soft lenses, gas permeable lenses, scleral lenses, and hybrid lenses.
- Custom contact lens care that includes treatment for corneal diseases and various complicated conditions requiring contact lenses, such as Keratoconus, Irregular Cornea, Post-Surgical, Ocular Surface Disease, Traumatic Injury, Prosthetic, and Pediatric Aphakia.
Do You Have a Need for Specialty Contacts?
There are a number of eye problems that can lead an individual to be unable to achieve functional vision or comfort with glasses or conventional contact lenses. Such individuals may require the use of specialty custom contact lenses. If this sounds like you, please visit our Specialty Contact Lens Clinic for more information.
What to Bring to Your Appointment
Please wear your contact lenses into the exam 2-3 hours prior to your appointment. This allows us to accurately assess the fit and vision of your contact lenses. Bring your current glasses and we will also check your vision for a new glasses prescription. If new to the Clinic, then you should also bring a copy of your last contact lens prescription or your current boxes of contact lenses.
Contact Lens Form
If your doctor has requested information about your current contact lenses at your recent eye exam with us, please use the contact lens form (link below) to submit your information. The doctor will review the information provided to complete your contact lens prescription.
Contact Lens Clinic Facts
An estimated 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses (CDC)
The Contact Lens Clinic has services for both basic and specialty contact lenses.
Appointments can be made in person or by telephone.
Contact Lens Clinic
UC Berkeley Optometry
200 Minor Addition
Berkeley, CA 94720
Kathy Tran, OD, FAAO
Associate Clinical Professor