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Dear Patients,

We are pleased to inform you that our office is now resuming our regular business hours for appointments. Of utmost importance to us is to continue to provide exceptional eye care in an environment that is safe for our patients and entire Monji Optometry team. We have taken great measures to prepare and implement COVID-19 safety protocols guided by resources from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the California Optometric Association (COA).

We want to share our new safety practices and let you know what you will expect when you come to our office.

  • Our front door will remain locked and only opened to those with appointments. To limit the number of people, all patient encounters will be by appointment, including glasses pickups, adjustments and repairs. Our schedule has been adjusted to allow spacing of people in any given area in our office.
  • We ask that adult patients arrive alone for an appointment. Minor patients may be accompanied by one adult.
  • If you are new to our office, to help us be prepared for your arrival we ask you to submit the “Patient History Form” found on our website under “Patient Forms” before your appointment. Please don’t forget to bring your latest eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.
  • Our staff and patients are required to wear masks. When you arrive, you will be asked COVID-19 screening questions and your temperature will be taken by a non-contact thermometer at the door. If your temperature is over 100 degrees, we will reschedule your appointment.
  • Upon entering, you will be immediately directed to wash your hands. We are practicing safe distancing and ask that you mindfully keep a 6 foot distance between other patients.
  • Plexiglass barrier shields have been placed at our reception desk and tables for eyeglass frame selection to allow safe interaction between you and staff. Protection shields have also been outfitted on examination instruments.
  • Our staff has been trained on CDC procedures to diligently keep touched surfaces, instrumentation and overall office clean and disinfected following each patient and regularly throughout each day. This includes disinfecting eyeglass frames.

We look forward to seeing you soon. Best regards for your continued health and safety!

Monji Optometry

Our office is located in downtown Burbank across from the Kabuki & Shake Shack restaurants.
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About Astigmatisms and Treatments

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Astigmatism might prevent you may from wearing average contact lenses, yet there are many popular toric lenses that can help provide the same comfort for your eyesight and have the same replacement schedule as any other kind of lens. Most popular ones are likely Acuvue moist for astigmatism, Biofinity toric, and some prefer Alcon’s Air Optix for astigmatism, which can be worn up to 6 nights and 7 days continuously.

The common misconception is that many people think astigmatism prevents you from wearing contact lenses, however, with the advancements made today, there are contact lenses that are customized to provide comfort, zero irritation, and, depending on the lens you use, better vision than average contact lens wearers. The choices of what may work for your astigmatism often depends on how the contact would fit in relation to the cornea.demure woman with astigmatism burbank ca

In certain cases of medium to extreme astigmatism, such as keratoconus, specialty contact lenses like scleral lenses or hybrid contact lenses are recommended since their design covers the entire cornea. The customized fit ensures an amazing fit so that your eyesight remains clear, comfort, no unexpected irritation, and the lens stays on the eye without moving around. Although an average astigmatism may not require wearing specially contact lenses, those who experience consistent dry eyes or aren’t satisfied with the visual quality of regular contact lenses may want to consider this option. Investing in a more sophisticated contact lens design is worthwhile. For example, scleral lenses can often provide up to 20/20 vision or better due to the combination of an exact fit and encapsulating most of the cornea. Imagine getting Lasik treatment without the need for surgery or the risks involved. That’s not something you’ll get from conventional contact lenses.

To find out more regarding specialty contact lenses, how your astigmatism can be treated, and see what options are available, contact our eye doctor for a consultation. You might just tell to your friends afterward saying, “I’m getting perfect vision WITHOUT LASIK!”
Call Us Today To Help Correct Your Astigmatism (818) 629-0229