The benefits of using contact lenses are not always about vision correction. Dry eye, for example, can be treated using scleral lenses. These have a larger surface area than normal contacts and have a moisture-reservoir, helping to lubricate the eye.
Similarly, gas permeable, multi-focal and orthokeratology lenses are all possible ways to implement myopia control, to help treat nearsightedness.
If you’re suffering from any condition or having discomfort with your eyes, contact us – eye care is our world, and you’d be amazed at what we can do to improve your eye health.
Dry eye syndrome is an eye condition caused by a lack of moisture in the eye. It causes redness, itchiness and possibly inflammation, and irritation is often increased by using lenses.
Our exam will screen for any other diseases which may cause discomfort or inhibit your use of lenses. We can also make recommendations for speciality lenses which help retain moisture, or treat underlying conditions and fit contact lenses in the future.
Switching from frames to contact lenses can do wonders for your lifestyle – they’re convenient, inexpensive and can now be made to correct most refractive errors.
However, not all eyes are created equal and a quick contact lens exam will help inform us on a few crucial factors:
There’s no sense hanging around - once we have your prescription, you’ll take a pair of lenses home that same day to test. We’ll also teach you how to insert and remove them without hurting your eye!
You can find us on the corner of St Paul St and 3rd Ave. We are 3 blocks down 3rd Ave from Royal Inland Hospital, towards downtown. Our office is across the street from the Telus Store and Stuart Wood school yard (where the summer Farmer’s Market is on Saturdays).