Contact technology has thrived over the last couple of decades. Today, there are contacts available for the vast majority of prescriptions.
Choose from monofocal, bifocal, or multifocal lenses. If you have astigmatism, contacts are available to help correct your vision (called “toric lenses”).
Before you can get a prescription for contact lenses you need to get an eye exam. The eye exam will validate your prescription as well as note any medical conditions or changes in your eye health.
Your prescription will dictate the strength of the contact lens, but when it comes to actually choosing which lens is ideally suited for you there are a lot of things outside of the prescription taken into account.
Lifestyle factors play a significant role in influencing the contact lenses appropriate for you. The physical characteristics of your eyes – size, shape, curvature of the lens, etc. – also play a large role in finding the right lenses.
Our Optometrist will measure the surface of your eye to determine which brands and shapes would be the most comfortable.
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.
Many brands of contact lenses offer trials. Trial fitting is a perfect way for us to ensure that the lenses are comfortable to wear and appropriate for your eyes. You will be fit with the trial, trained on how to insert, remove and care for your contact lenses if you are new to contacts and booked a follow-up visit so we can assess the lenses after a week or two of wear.