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Are You Ready to Make the Switch to Contact Lenses?

One of the most impressive things about contact lenses is the great leaps the technology has made over the past few decades. Gone are the days of uncomfortable lenses made of hard, easily scratched materials like plastic or glass. Modern contacts have been designed to provide patients with crisp, clear, and comfortable vision.

Whether you are looking to get your first pair of contacts, or if you have been wearing contacts for years, contact lens exams and fittings are important. Improperly fitted contacts aren’t just uncomfortable, they can compromise both your vision and eye health.

Book a contact lens exam and fitting with us today and find out what years of technological innovation can provide for your eyes.

How To Book Your Fitting

Booking a contact lens exam and fitting is as easy as booking any other appointment with our eye care team. When you book your next eye exam, just let us know that you’re also interested in contact lenses. Letting your optometrist know ahead of time allows your optometrist to allocate extra time for your exam to complete the contact lens exam and fitting.

The contact lens exam will operate very much like any other adult, senior, or children’s eye exam. At the end of it, an optician will teach you how to clean and care for your new contact lenses as well as go over proper insertion and removal techniques.

Your optometrist will also book a follow-up exam with you to see how your eyes are adjusting to their new contact lenses. If you find that your eyes are feeling dry, irritated, or uncomfortable while the lenses are inserted, please remove them immediately and refrain from wearing them until you can meet with us again.

Contact Lenses Types Available

While most patients can wear contact lenses, not every style is right for every person. During your exam, your optometrist will help you determine which style is best for your needs and lifestyle.

Orthokeratology lenses, more commonly known as Ortho-K lenses, are contact lenses specifically designed to help temporarily reshape the cornea and mitigate symptoms of myopia (also called nearsightedness). Optometrists often prescribe this type of contact lens to children who are exhibiting early signs of myopia.

If you have a spherical aberration, then you might be a good fit for aspheric lenses. Spherical aberration occurs when light enters your eye but isn’t able to focus because of the spherical shape of your current contact lenses. The shape of aspheric lenses counter this aberration and focus light correctly on your retina, providing you with crisp, clear vision.

Did you know that your contact lenses likely rotate throughout the day? If you have astigmatism, this can make contact lenses a nightmare to wear because your different prescriptions don’t stay correctly aligned on your eye, leading to blurry vision. Toric lenses are weighted to help keep them rotationally stable throughout the day.

Multifocal contact lenses are an excellent choice for patients who have multiple refractive errors (such as myopia, presbyopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism). Eyes with multiple refractive errors require multiple prescriptions to achieve clear vision, which is why we offer multifocal contact lenses.

If you have trouble wearing traditional contact lenses, then you might find hybrid lenses are a better choice for you. Unlike standard contact lenses, which are made using only one material, hybrid lenses consist of a hard RGP centre lens for crisp vision surrounded by a soft skirt for increased comfort and stability.

If you find that your eyes have trouble staying comfortable in different lighting situations, you may benefit from transition lenses. These lenses become darker automatically in bright situations and become lighter in low light, giving you many of the benefits of sunglasses without the need to switch between multiple pairs of contacts or glasses.

Visit Us Today

Our office is conveniently located just off College Ave West, right next door to the Guelph Campus Co-operative, and right across the street from OVC Small Animal Clinic. We offer plenty of parking right in front of our clinic. To enter, take the turnoff on to Borden St and come in from behind our building. You can then easily circle in front of the clinic to park!

Our Address

21 College Ave West
Guelph, Ontario N1G 1R7

Contact Information

Phone: (519) 822-2710
Fax: (519) 822-7877
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8:30 AM – 7:30 PM
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8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
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8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
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