With the sheer amount of contact lenses available today, it can be hard to know which options are the best for you. This is where we come in: during a comprehensive contact lens exam we assess your eyes, their overall health, and their shape.
Having accurate information about your eye is important for a few reasons, with one of the biggest reasons being comfort. We work with you to find the ideal comfort and style of lens, ensuring you enjoy comfortable contacts that enhance your vision and quality of life.
If you’re thinking it’s time for you to move into contact lenses, request an appointment to visit us for a comprehensive exam and fitting.
During the eye exam and subsequent fitting appointments we will:
There are a number of conditions that may cause contact lenses to be uncomfortable to wear and potentially even cause problems long term. A comprehensive eye exam will address these issues to increase your chances of successful contact lens wear.
Generally, annual follow ups are recommended to ensure the prescription is still appropriate and that there are no developing concerns we need to address.
When worn correctly contacts are extremely safe to wear, this is especially true once you’ve found the appropriate fit, style and brand. However, some people do experience complications (such as irritated eyes or eye infections). In those instances we work with you to find the best solution for your particular situation.
This varies, as there are many different types of contact lenses. We will walk you through the best options for you, their costs, care, and other important information.
Unless you have a type of contact lens designed specifically for overnight wear, no. This will cause irritation, significant discomfort and can lead to eye infections and the need to discontinue contact lens wear. There are certain brands designed for some overnight wear. If this is something you’re interested in it can be discussed during your contact lens fitting.
Conventional contact lenses need to be replaced once or twice per year. They are rarely used now as there are better options for the more complicated cases. We prefer to use a Rigid Gas Permeable lens or a Scleral lens instead.
Disposable contact lenses are designed to be thrown away after each use, though some may last up to four weeks and still be labelled as “disposable”. These lenses are more hygienic and convenient compared to conventional lenses.
Scleral contact lenses are for people with irregularly shaped corneas who cannot wear traditional contacts. If you would like to wear contacts but have been told in the past your eyes were unsuitable, you may find scleral contact lenses to be the solution. Our contact lens fitter will go over the best options during the contact fitting consultation.