At Chico Eye Center, we care about your vision and have invested in a full service optical lab with state of the art digital technology. We use the best equipment possible to diagnose and fabricate eyewear, providing our patients with the most sophisticated lenses on the market. Wether you need a stronger prescription, new glasses, or are interested in new digital technology lenses, we can help you. We never cut corners and always do what’s best for you and your vision. You can trust that Chico Eye Center will take care of you.
- Same day service
- A wide variety of lens styles and materials
- Varilux progressive lenses
- Premium anti-glare technology
- Prescription, polarized sunglasses
- Transitions lenses
All of our lenses are made to order by our expert, highly trained lab technicians who have gone through extensive training and certification. Our mission is to provide our patients with the highest quality vision and customer care.
Chico Eye Center, quality lenses, locally crafted.
In addition to the comprehensive ophthalmology services provided at Chico Eye Center, our practice also features an optical store with a wide array of eyeglass frames and contact lenses to suit every need and budget. Our optical store has the largest selection of quality eye wear in the North Valley. We offer patients frames from many elite designers, as well as stylish yet affordable alternatives. We also carry sun wear and a full line of frames for children and teens.
Chico Eye Center proudly offers patients the new Essilor Visioffice System. Visioffice is the newest and most precise instrument for proper fitting of prescription eyewear. It provides individualized fitting measurements that are unique to each patient and allow for better optical performance of your new glasses. Chico Eye Center is the first eye care practice to bring the Visioffice technology to the North State.
Visioffice is used for any patient and any digitally enhanced single vision or progressive lenses. Visioffice delivers breakthrough results in vision-measurement technology by using 3D measurements, thereby providing the most accurate eye-lens positioning and visual behavior calculations available. Visioffice measures the location of the pupils, the natural tilt of the head, how the eyes move, and much, much more. In a matter of minutes, Visioffice collects the exact data needed to digitally manufacture the most personalized lenses possible. This new technology is user-friendly and is as easy as standing in front of a mirror as the camera collects information from its sensors.
Visioffice uses Frame Selection, allowing patients to try on multiple frames as it takes a picture that can be seen on screen. These images can be printed or emailed, so the patients have the option to show family and friends.
The Visioffice optical measuring system provides eye care professionals with all possible parameters needed for properly fitting spectacle lenses uniquely to each and every patient. This unique eye data can then be combined with frame and head/eye behavior data to create truly personalized lenses. The combination of technologies outperforms all other technologies on the market.
Whether you are looking for your first pair, or just want a new look, our professional, certified staff will take the time to get you exactly what you want. Browse through our extensive collection of frame designs and see what’s new; we have everything from trendy to traditional. Today’s eye wear has become a fashion statement as well as a necessity, so you can count on us to have the widest selection in the area.
Our convenient onsite location also eliminates the hassle of having to take your prescription to another location in order to fill your vision correction needs. With our full service in-house optical laboratory, we have the capability of express eyewear. In addition, we also provide sunglasses, goggles, and other forms of safety eyewear.
There is never a need to make an appointment; just come in and see all the wonderful options available to you. To learn more about our optical store, call us today at 895-1727 or stop in to see the wide array of products we currently offer.
Thanks to advances in optical technology, almost everyone can now wear contact lenses, regardless of the type or extent of their vision problems. Many patients who were not able to be fitted with contacts in the past, can now be comfortably fitted with newer state of the art contact lenses. That includes patients with astigmatism and those who need bifocal or multifocal lenses. At Chico Eye Center, we offer a comprehensive array of contact lenses to suit our patients’ individual needs—from daily disposables to extended-wear soft contacts to rigid gas-permeable lenses to specialty need contacts. Talk with us to find out which contact lenses are best for you.
Contact Lens Ordering
A note on ordering contact lenses. The contact lens industry is highly competitive. At Chico Eye Center, we feel strongly that there are several advantages to purchasing your contact lenses through your eye doctor’s office.
- Our direct from the manufacturer prices are similar to most online distributors’ prices with free shipping available
- Your contact lenses will be shipped directly to you from the manufacturer, thereby eliminating the middle man
- There is no calling or faxing of prescriptions
- We guarantee quick resolution of any ordering problems
- Our staff stays current with manufacturer rebates ensuring you will get the best price
Daily-wear Soft Contacts
Daily-wear soft contact lenses are by far the most popular type of contacts. Made of a flexible plastic polymer, daily-wear lenses are put in each morning and taken out each night. They rest in a cleaning solution while you sleep. Daily-wear contacts come in many colors and replacement schedules which range from every day to once per year.
Extended-wear soft Contacts
Extended-wear soft contact lenses can be worn all the time, including while you sleep. Depending on whether you have 7-day (standard) or 30-day lenses, you only need to take out and clean your contacts once a week or once a month.
Rigid, gas-permeable contacts offer several benefits over soft lenses. They:
- Can correct a wider range of vision problems, including a high degree of astigmatism;
- Provide sharper vision than most soft lenses;
- Allow more oxygen to pass through to the eye, reducing the risk of corneal irritation;
- Are more durable than soft lenses and don’t need to be replaced as often, lasting as long as two or three years.
Because they are harder than flexible contacts, gas-permeable lenses may take some getting used to when you first start wearing them. They are also more likely to require adjustments to ensure centration and a proper fit.
Specialty contact lenses can either be soft or gas permeable. They are used for patients with irregular corneas due to trauma, scarring, prior corneal surgery, and certain ocular inflammatory conditions. Fitting these types of lenses frequently requires special testing and ocular measurements and can be very time consuming. At Chico Eye Center, we have doctors that have specialized training in fitting these types of lenses. With proper fitting, many of these patients can achieve excellent visual results.