Special effects contacts for costume & makeup

We offer special effects contact lenses for the perfect Costume look!

Lenses are individually fitted to each person and are not intended to be worn by anyone else.

Contact lenses are medical devices and have the potential to cause permanent damage. They must be checked by an eye doctor on your eye. They are not “one-size-fits-all” products. Before purchasing lenses your eyes should be measured and the lenses should be checked to ensure that you can wear them safely.

Don’t take chances with your vision!

We have an exciting variety of different effects from cat eyes to bold colors to electric rays. Call or visit us to get your look on!

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Reviews & Testimonials

Read what our patients and clients say about us

Eyecare Patients

Dr. Jonathan Gording is an excellent Optometrist. I have astigmatism and was having difficulty being fitted for contact lenses. I went on Yelp and read the reviews. I was convinced and made the appointment. Dr. Gording is extremely knowledgeable about the different types of contacts available. In order to get a good fit, he has many different types of lenses to choose from in his office. He has state-of-the-art facility. His staff is professional and extremely helpful. I highly recommend Dr. Gording.

Linda E.Carlsbad, CA


Thanks so much for straightening out my lens issues. I was definitely feeling as neurotic and panicked about my eyes as conceivably possible and you managed to assuage my fears and make me laugh all at the very same time. I thank you. I am now a different person who enjoys reading and small print and filled with joy at all the signs I can now read.

Pat K.Los Angeles, CA


Dr. Gording is the very best. Additionally, his staff members are kind and knowledgeable.

Not only does Dr. Gording treat you with care and interest, he also spends the time to explain your eye/glass/prescription situation. He let’s you know what to expect with a new prescription and how he came to his decision on how to adjust your lenses based on any changes in your eyesight. He is clearly passionate about his work, and willing you hash through any of your questions.

He makes going to the optometrist enjoyable and interesting.

Tess S.Los Angeles, CA


I went to dr Gording because he was in my insurance plan. I am so happy that I chose him out of the tons of other doctors. I’ve been wearing glasses since I was 8 and contacts since I was 12. however, dr Gording was the first doctor with whom I felt the most comfortable and confident. He also went above and beyond the appointment by helping me with options for lasik. He was very frank and honest about which procedures would be best for my eyes, and not his or his colleagues’ wallets. He definitely gets my recommendation.

Audra D.West Los Angeles, CA


I’ve gone to eye doctors in Oklahoma, Tennessee, and New York. Finally found in california who got me to 20/15 vision, headaches gone, and contacts actually fit.

Best eye doctor ever.

Kevin B.Perry, OK


Dr. Gording and his team are great!!!

The thing I like the most about Dr. Gording is that he is thorough, honest, and to the point! (And he takes insurance!)

I was overdue for an eye exam and wanted new frames. Dr. Gording tweaked my original prescription (which I definitely needed), I picked out new frames, and I received my glasses in 1 week! They don’t pressure you to get expensive frames, everything is very easy going and his team is very personable!

Overall, there was no hassle, to the point service, and I left with a great pair of glasses!

Nicole T.Santa Monica, CA


Great experience! Super friendly and helpful staff. Dr. Gording is honest and really takes his time explaining things to you. I was very comfortable and I love my glasses. I also thought it was cute that his wife works there with him.

Sara G.West Los Angeles, CA


I don’t usually write reviews unless if it makes a huge impact on me. Throughout most of my life, I’ve worn glasses. Not only did I have astigmatism, but all 4 (or 5) Optometrists I have seen in the past 20 years couldn’t explain why contacts won’t work well with me. My prescription is about -5.75 on each eye, so it’s not THAT bad. I just took it as “it’s life” that I’ll be wearing glasses for the rest of my life…until I met Dr. Gording.

I read a bunch of reviews through yelp and decided to give him a try. In one visit, he was able to explain to me why my eyes had problems with contacts. He spent extra time figuring out my problem and in the end, he was able to find contacts that works well. For the first time in my life, I was able to wear contacts to work. How awesome! I felt like a different person! I would strongly recommend seeing him. He’s a pretty cool guy to talk to and really cares about his patients. His staff is also very helpful, from breaking down the costs to calling to remind me of appointments.

So what else can I say except that he’s the best? After all, he’s been able to do what others could not.

Robert Y.Los Angeles, CA


I highly recommend Dr. Gording. I’ve been coming to him for my eye exams and prescription lens and frames for over fifteen years, and I have always been very happy with the quality of his work. The entire staff – from the women at the front desk to the gentleman who helps you with frames and lens options – are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. And as an appearance conscious professional in the film industry, I’ve always appreciated the wide selection of (affordable!) designer frames he keeps in stock.

In terms of Dr. Gording, not only is he a highly experienced and intelligent professional, who performs a very thorough and thoughtful exam and then takes the time to explain the results with you and discuss your options, but as others have commented, he’s a genuinely personable guy. I enjoy my annual visits!

Highly recommended!

Roy M.Los Angeles, CA


First of all, it’s very important to me that everybody out there receives proper eye care. Without your vision, you can’t read my reviews.

I selected Dr. Gording because a) he takes my UCLA insurance, b) he’s been practicing optometry for a long time, since the early 80s, and c) he makes those wild theatrical contact lenses, including the ones used in The Mask, which, if you’ll pardon my digression, is a great movie.

The office is staffed with friendly and knowledgeable people. My examination was smooth, and began promptly at the appointed time. Dr. Gording has an easygoing professional demeanor; he works with confidence, and it’s clear that he’s an expert in his field. He nailed my prescription with ease; my consultation took about 15 minutes.

I selected some frames with the help of Felix, who not only patiently waited while I tried on most the frames in the office, but tweaked my old glasses (which were falling apart) to render them wearable while I waited for my new glasses. Which, by the way, took all of two days.

I couldn’t be happier with the glasses and with this optometrist. I can see again! Check them out, especially if you are a UCLA student. Our insurance is great for frames and lenses, and the basic consultation cost me only 10 dollars.

Kevin W.Los Angeles, CA


I haven’t written a review in years, but I feel motivated to do so after my visit here today.

Dr. Gording was personable, intelligent, thorough, and simply awesome. I not only walked out with contacts that help me see better than I have in the past year, but I also left with a very academic understanding of what the hell is wrong with my eyes. He never rushed the process and made sure I was following him every step of the way. The staff was fabulous as well.

I can’t recommend him enough – if you’re looking for a new eye doc or hate your current one LOOK NO FURTHER.

Kareem S.Irvine, CA


I needed a new pair of spectacles + new prescription.

The entire staff was really friendly. My meter expired when i was in the examination room and the women at the front desk kept feeding the meter for me. Doctor Gording is a really nice man, he gave me an extremely accurate explanation of my problem and gave me 2 solutions. I was lucky they had my lenses and had time to cut them for the frame I choose. In 2 hours and a half I got my exam and my new glasses. I highly recommend Jonathan Gording. I already booked another appointment.

Filippo L.Los Angeles, CA


Dr. Gording was great, as was Anna, his assistant. I was debating on where to get contact lens fittings and a general eye exam done, and more because of proximity to my house than anything else, chose Dr. Gording’s office. Walked in, serviced promptly, and had a great experience. Dr. Gording was super personable, and took the time to explain everything that he found (never knew I had an astigmatism, let alone what that even is).

As a med student, he even explained some pathophys of various ocular diseases. Sick. It definitely made me feel a little better about not having studied at all that day, and I learned some cool facts that I would have otherwise never learned. I’ll definitely be back for my yearly checkups.

Dr. Gording, I’m still getting a 250 to start, but I’ll be upgrading to a 500-650 by next March or so 🙂

Tak T.Los Angeles, CA


I have a tricky astigmatism situation. I put off going to an eye doctor around here for as long as I could (I moved to LA from FL Aug. 2010), and went to my eye doctor in FL on winter break last year. I needed a new contact prescription, I knew that much from the fact that I couldn’t see people’s faces from a reasonable distance, and had several awkward moments of “Oh, sorry I didn’t recognize you, my eyes suck.” And, of course, I was wearing normal contacts, not ones for my astigmatism, because it just proved to be too difficult to get the right ones.

Lo and behold, I found Dr. Gording through my insurance (although I found out I don’t have eye coverage….oops), and really just chose him because it was a few blocks from my house (didn’t want to drive in case I had to have my eyes dilated), and because it said online that he did “hard to fit contacts.” Since my previous eye doctor had gotten it wrong not once, but twice, this seemed an important aspect when selecting a new doctor.

It took quite a while to find the right prescription. I’m talking 30-45 minutes, with all the letting the contacts sit/adjust, etc. But Dr. Gording patiently – nay, eagerly – kept trying new lenses until we got it exactly right. And then, after we found the right lenses, we chatted for at least half an hour about all the work he has done in films and TV shows – really fun, and we had a great time talking!

I couldn’t have been more pleased with my new doc. A true success story for me – I am now seeing 20/15…I see like a hawk now!

Thanks Doc Gording! Now if you only had Ray Ban frames in your store….. ;)

Alexandra S.Los Angeles, CA


I have seen Dr. Gording since I was 13 and now I am 36. I have moved many times and now fly in to have him do my prescription. I have a difficult prescription and astigmatism and only Dr. Gording has fitted me in lenses that I cannot feel and that enable me to see perfectly. I went to a doctor on the upper west side of NY who outfitted the US presidents in glasses and he over charged me and my lenses were really uncomfortable. Never again. Yes I fly to see Dr. Gording and have my lenses shipped but he is worth it. He is honest and has integrity and is all around fabulous.

Shannon M.New York, NY


Amazing! I went in nervous and expecting a tongue lashing for having been a terrible eye patient and wearing my contacts for longer than is considered healthy. Dr. Gording’s entire team is great. The girls at the front desk are super friendly and very helpful. His wife (personable and absolutely adorable) did a great job helping me pick out frames (I am completely useless when it comes to making choices like that). Dr. Gording came into the room, was wonderfully warm and compassionate and honest. We discussed my issues at length and he didn’t give me the lashing I was expecting. He made unbiased recommendations and you simply cannot ask for any better. I will be recommending Dr. Gording to anyone who asks for me for a great eye doctor.

Megan P.Los Angeles, CA


Dr. Gording is amazing! I read his reviews on yelp and decided to give him a try and I was more than pleased with the outcome. He thoroughly explained each test and was the first optometrist to tell me I had an astigmatism. We talked through it (including visuals) so that I understood the implications. At the conclusion of my exam, he asked if I had any questions. He was very professional and knowledgeable. His staff was very accommodating and friendly. They have metered parking and put money in my meter while I was looking at glasses- unprompted. Insurance covered a pair of prescription sunglasses which I am stoked to pick up next week. I would definitely recommend Dr. Gording.

R.F.Los Angeles, CA


I am very satisfied with the technical skill, professional tenacity, and service of Dr. Gording and his staff. I first met Dr. Jonathan Gording after having been told by another optometrist that my vision could not be corrected to where I could legally drive through the use of conventional contact lenses. Dr. Gording took this on as a challenge, and has been able to correct my vision to 20/20 through the use of conventional contacts. Through my personal experience of wearing corrective lenses for the past 35 years, I can state that Dr. Gording’s technical skill, and commitment to patients are unparalleled.

I have been seeing Dr. Gording since 2004. The service that I have received from him and his staff has always been professional, prompt and courteous. A good example of his service, and my motivation for writing this review occurred recently. I had run out of contact lenses and was going on a long business trip. The only day that I was available to pick up the new lenses was on a day that his office was closed. Without me asking, Dr. Gording offered to meet me on his day off, and fit the new lenses. Needless to say, I was very impressed and appreciative of his personal service and attention.

I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a topnotch, service-oriented optometrist.

Emelio C.Huntington Beach, CA

Entertainment Industry Clients

Dr. Gording does high quality work, and meets insane schedules.

What more could a make-up effects company ask for?


John VulichOptic Nerve Studios

George of the Jungle was my first opportunity to work with Dr. Gording.  His ape contact lenses were terrific, and his technicians were always very professional.  When we have projects that need contact lenses, he is always The Creature Shops first choice.

Matt J. BrittonGeneral Manger, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

Dr. Gording is a consummate professional. I can always rely on his excellent service and superior quality to create the best possible effects even at the rush pace of television he and his skilled staff have never let us down.

Todd MastersHollywood Costume & Special Effects Professional