One thing we always want is options. It’s human nature. Contact lenses are precisely that: an incredible option for people looking to improve their vision, without using glasses.
There are plenty of reasons why you may want to make the switch to contact lenses. If you are tired of being restricted to one or two pairs of frames, or your glasses get in the way, contacts can add a level of versatility, without sacrificing your vision.
The Contact Lens Exam
Kindly let our staff know of your interest in being fitted for contact lenses when you book your eye exam. By giving your optometrist notice, they can tailor their exam to make sure your eyes are a good match for contact lenses.
Once your optometrist helps you find the right contact lenses for your eyes, you will visit our fabulous team of opticians for a quick educational seminar. This seminar will teach you proper techniques on how to take care of your contact lenses, as well as how to properly insert and extract your contacts from your eyes.
Reasons Contact Lenses May Not Be Your Match
Although contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses, not everyone is well suited to them. There are a variety of eye conditions that might prevent you from using contacts, these include:
Having recurring eye infections
Severe allergic reactions
Problems with your eyes staying lubricated (dry eyes)
It can be hard to wear contact lenses if you have astigmatism, which makes the shape of your cornea irregular. Toric lenses are designed to correct different prescriptions along each axis, sitting nicely on your cornea, correcting your vision problems, without discomfort.
Another issue patients with astigmatism might experience, is that their contact lenses may rotate resulting in intermittent blurry vision. Toric contacts are weighted in the centre or along the bottom to keep them stable and help resolve this problem!
If you want to wear contact lenses, but need glasses to read, then you might benefit from using multifocal contact lenses. Multifocals are built with multiple prescriptions to help provide you with your best possible vision at all distances.
Transition contact lenses are an excellent option for your eyes if you have trouble or discomfort when adjusting to different lighting situations. These contacts dim as they detect brighter light, helping you squint less. They can also protect your eyes from possible UV damage caused by the sun.
Book Your Fitting Today!
Are you ready to make the jump to using contact lenses? Please, book an appointment with us today and find out what a glasses-free life can mean for you!
It’s always great! Love the doctor and all the people that work there! Very patient and helpful.
Staff are great there! It’s a bustling place, but they’re well organized and always have a smile and positive customer service. Optometrists are very knowledgeable and helpful.
I went there today to get some new glasses. There was no wait, as I was seen at 2:55, even though my appointment was for 3:00! The staff were exceptionally nice and the optometrist I saw was extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. The location is beautiful and they have a great selection of glasses frames. I was very impressed with my visit.
You can easily find our office at the Canamera Medical Centre, located South of Zehrs at Cambridge Centre. We have free parking, with convenient handicap parking right in front of our office. Visit us today!