Contact Lenses

A contact lens is a corrective lens placed on the cornea of the eye to improve vision problems such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. An estimated 125 million people use contact lenses worldwide.

Types of Lenses:

There are many different types and brands of contact lenses. Drs. Lapsi or So can help you determine which type of contact lens is right for you.

Soft Contact Lenses: The most common option for contact lens patients is soft contact lenses. These lenses are made of hydrophilic or “water-loving” polymer. The oxygen-permeable soft lenses allow for comfortable extended periods of wear. Their comfortability combined with their ability to provide clear, stable vision makes soft contact lenses the popular choice. However, soft contact lens do not correct all vision problems, the vision obtained from them is not as sharp as with other lenses, and they tend to soil easily, and therefore need to be replaced more often.

Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses: Another option is the rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens. These contacts are made from rigid waterless polymer and are oxygen permeable. RGPs transmit more oxygen to the eye than soft contact lenses and therefore promote good ocular health. RGPs are generally prescribed to patients with irregular ocular surfaces, astigmatism not corrected by soft lenses, and to those patients who require a multifocal or bifocal lenses. They are longer lasting, easier to clean, and usually provided better vision than soft lenses. However, RGPs tend to slip off the center of the eye more easily, tend to collect debris under them more than soft lenses and must be worn consistently at length to promote adaptation.

Cosmetic Contact Lenses: Cosmetic contact lenses are lenses designed to alter the appearance of the eye. They may or may not also provide corrected vision. One type of cosmetic lenses aims to “change” the color of the eye by providing a tinted color to the lens, that when placed on the cornea gives the appearance of the desired color. Another type of cosmetic lens aims to give the appearance of an enlarged iris. Cosmetic lenses generally cause eye irritation when first introduced to the eye, but once adaptation occurs, irritation usually subsides.

Advantages:

  • Unlike glasses, which tend to interfere with sports and exercise, contact lenses do not. This allows you more freedom to engage in any activity you want without worrying about your vision.
  • Contact lenses generally offer better-improved sight than glasses.
  • For patients concerned with physical appearance, or the social stigma of wearing glasses, contact lenses offer an invisible option for improving vision.

Disadvantages:

  • One of the main disadvantages of choosing contacts is that unlike glasses, contacts require consistent care. Each night, contacts must be removed from the eye, cleaned in approved solution, and placed in their airtight container. The container must be replaced every 3-6 months and kept dry when not in use. Failure to adhere to proper cleaning procedures could lead to infection.
  • The risk of infection is another disadvantage of contact use. Excessive wear of the lenses, particularly overnight wear, is associated with many safety concerns and could lead to infections in the eyelid, conjunctiva, and cornea. Bacterial infection resulting from improper cleaning of lenses should also be a considered risk. Be sure Drs. Lapsi or So reviews proper care for your contacts at the time of your appointment.

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Omni Eye Care

Ophthalmologist located in Covina, CA

Omni Eye Care provides comprehensive eye care in the San Gabriel Valley under the leadership of Dr. Shelly Bagai Lapsi, MD. Patients seeking specialized treatment for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye will appreciate the exceptional care provided by Dr. Lapsi and her staff. Omni Eye Care offers full-service ophthalmology care including complete eye exams, refractions, laser procedures and state-of-the-art cataract surgery.

We recognize the need for personalized eye care for the entire family, encompassing compassion and focused attention to your needs.  In today’s shifting healthcare environment, the continuity of care between a patient and doctor is paramount to achieving positive medical outcomes.  At all times, your care will be directed under the leadership of Dr. Lapsi.

Our beautiful facility in Covina, CA was carefully designed with your comfort in mind the moment you enter, with genuine care and exceptional support from our team.  We only utilize the latest ophthalmic equipment to diagnose and treat your specific eye conditions. Our facility also features electronic medical records with a patient portal to optimize medical communication between our patients and staff.

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Omni Eye Care

Omni Eye Care provides comprehensive eye care in the San Gabriel Valley under the leadership of Dr. Shelly Bagai Lapsi, MD. Patients seeking specialized treatment for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye will appreciate the exceptional care provided by Dr. Lapsi and her staff. Omni Eye Care offers full-service ophthalmology care including complete eye exams, refractions, laser procedures and state-of-the-art cataract surgery.

We recognize the need for personalized eye care for the entire family, encompassing compassion and focused attention to your needs.  In today’s shifting healthcare environment, the continuity of care between a patient and doctor is paramount to achieving positive medical outcomes.  At all times, your care will be directed under the leadership of Dr. Lapsi.

Our beautiful facility in Covina, CA was carefully designed with your comfort in mind the moment you enter, with genuine care and exceptional support from our team.  We only utilize the latest ophthalmic equipment to diagnose and treat your specific eye conditions. Our facility also features electronic medical records with a patient portal to optimize medical communication between our patients and staff.


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Services and Conditions

Credentials

Cataract Surgery

Dr. Shelly Bagai Lapsi, MD is one of the leading eye surgeons providing cataract surgery. At Omni Eye Care, Dr. Lapsi provides consultations and evaluations to diagnose your cataract condition and plan the best course for treatment. Early detection and diagnosis of cataracts offers you the best opportunity for cataract treatment so to avoid vision loss. If you notice vision changes such as blurred vision, halos around lights, glare while driving at night, or double vision, let Dr. Lapsi assist you today.

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Dr. Lapsi specializes in cataract surgery, which is the most effective solution for this eye condition. She provides phacoemulsification and extracapsular cataract extraction surgical methods. Phacoemulsification or “phaco” is the most common surgery used to remove cataracts. This method is ideal for treating cataracts in the early stage. By using phaco, Dr. Lapsi can break apart the cataracts and help you see clearly once again. For more advanced stages of cataracts, the extracapsular cataract extraction is typically used. If you are ready to break free of the foggy vision you are experiencing due to cataracts contact your Covina, CA ophthalmologist Dr. Lapsi to schedule a consultation.

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Cataract Treatments
  • Toric Intraocular Lens

    Cataract patients now have the option of reducing or eliminating pre-existing astigmatism with the Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL). This new lens design provides quality distance vision and astigmatism correction all in one step.

     

    Multifocal Lenses

    Imagine the ability to see your world as well as you did when you were young, without glasses or contact lenses. Being able to see all you want to see – regardless of how far away or close up you are viewing? Youthful vision is possible with the new Acrysof ReSTOR® and other Multifocal Intraocular lenses.

     

Insurance

Our office deals with several contracted payors, including Medicare and most HMO and PPO insurances. We also accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. As a courtesy, we ask that you keep us informed of any change to your insurance. It is also important that all information about you is current. Please click below for more information:

Insurance Information

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Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
CBA Blue
Cigna
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
EyeMed
GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
Health Net

Patient Portal

We are excited to offer you access to your personal health information through our EMA Patient Portal. This portal will allow you to update your medical and surgical history, pharmacy information, and medication list. You will also have access to summaries of your office visits and information about your diagnoses and treatments. Please click on the link below to access the patient portal.

If you need your username and password, please email our offices at info@omnieyecare.com

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CareCredit Financing

We offer CareCredit®, a card designed specifically for your health and beauty needs. With convenient monthly payment options including interest-free options, no up-front costs, and no prepayment penalties, you can get your procedure sooner. We give you the power to decide when it’s the right time for you.

CareCredit is the credit card exclusively for healthcare services. You can use your card over and over for follow-up appointments or different procedures.

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Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "I am so grateful for the help I received from Dr. Shelly Lapsi. She is wonderful at explaining everything clearly. She is also compassionate and knowledgeable."

    Laurie G.
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    "Dr. Lapsi is amazing as a doctor and a person. She really empathizes with her patients and their families and does her best to explain everything in a friendly way."

    Brian J.
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    "My grandfather considers Dr. Lapsi the angel who saved his vision. It was so amazing to see his expressions of amazement as he began to look at the world anew."

    Brian J.
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    "Excellent Practice. I highly recommend it."

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Omni Eye Care
554 East San Bernardino Road
Suite 102
Covina, CA 91723