Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in South Calgary

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Comfort & Clarity with Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are an excellent option for individuals that are looking for vision correction without the bulk of eyeglasses. There are many different contact lenses, so it is essential to visit us for a proper fitting to ensure you have the type that will work best for you and your eyes. Ill-fitting contact lenses can be uncomfortable and may even cause damage to your eyes, so always use caution and follow your optometrists’ directions when trying out a new style.

If you’re looking to give contact lenses a try or need at prescription update, visit our team at Calgary Family Eye Doctors for a contact lens exam and fitting in South Calgary. Book today!

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What Types of Contact Lenses Are There?

There are several different types of contact lenses that can give you crisp, clear vision without the need for eyeglasses. We will perform a thorough assessment to ensure we recommend a style that works best for you.

  • Soft contact lenses are made from flexible, gel-like plastic called hydrogel that allows oxygen to pass through to the cornea. They are typically disposable and intended for single-use or short-term wear. They range from daily and bi-weekly to monthly varieties. 
  • Rigid gas-permeable lenses are made from firm, oxygen-permeable plastic. They are typically smaller than soft lenses and can sometimes be worn at night.
  • Toric contact lenses can correct astigmatism with a special design that helps the lens maintain the correct orientation on the eye. These lenses accommodate the irregular curvature of the cornea in patients with astigmatism.
  • Multifocal contact lenses have multiple prescriptions in a single lens to help provide clear vision at near, intermediate, and far distances. 

Myopia control contact lenses can help reduce the long-term effects of myopia progression and continued eye elongation. We offer MiSight contact lenses as a part of our myopia control options. MiSight lenses have been clinically proven to slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in age-appropriate children.

What Will My Contact Lens Exam Entail?

Whether you are considering contact lenses for the first time or you’re a seasoned wearer looking for a new prescription or brand, we are dedicated to providing a comfortable and supportive experience. 

Our team will walk you through the entire process and answer any questions or concerns you may have about your contact lenses. 

During our contact lens fitting process, you can expect an initial exam, a fitting, trial lenses and contact lens training, and an assesment and refinement appointment where we will provide your prescription.

Before we fit you with contact lenses, it is crucial to have an up-to-date evaluation of your eye health and vision. Our optometrists will conduct a thorough eye exam to determine your prescription and check for any eye conditions that could affect your ability to wear contact lenses. 

We’ll have a detailed conversation with you about your daily activities, work environment, hobbies, and any past experiences with contact lenses. This helps us understand which type of lenses—from daily disposables to extended wear—can best suit your needs.

Fitting lenses is both an art and a science. Our optometrists can measure your eyes to determine the proper lens curvature, diameter, and size to fit your eyes. Precise measurements are essential to supporting your comfort, proper eye movement, and optimal vision.

Once we’ve selected lenses for you, we’ll provide you with trial lenses to wear. If you are new to contact lenses, our contact lens technician will teach you how to safely insert and remove them, as well as how to clean and care for them properly. 

For experienced wearers, this is also an excellent opportunity to refresh your knowledge and learn about new care products or techniques.

After you’ve taken your trial lenses home, we will schedule a follow-up appointment. When you return, we will evaluate your experience with the trial lenses, make any necessary adjustments, and confirm that the lenses are meeting your needs for vision and comfort.

Once we are satisfied with the fit and your comfort, we will finalize your contact lens prescription, provide a schedule for when to wear your lenses, and give you instructions for proper lens care.

It’s important to note that the timeline for the fitting process may vary depending on the complexity of the fitting, your individual needs, and your adaptability to contact lenses. Your ideal contact lens prescription may also change over time based on changes to your eye health and vision needs.

Why Should You Buy Contact Lenses from an Authorized Dealer?

There are several reasons to buy contact lenses from an authorized dealer, including:

  • Quality and safety: Authorized dealers sell contact lenses that meet the quality and safety standards set by relevant regulatory bodies. These regulatory standards help reduce your risk of experiencing harm and vision issues caused by counterfeit or substandard contact lenses.
  • Warranty and authenticity: Authorized dealers can offer warranties on the contact lenses they sell, helping provide you with assurance that you are receiving authentic products and the opportunity to address defects or issues with your lenses.
  • Customer support and after-sales service: Authorized dealers often provide customer support and after-sales services, including assistance with lens care, replacements, and any issues that may arise. This can be especially important if you are new to wearing contact lenses or if you experience any discomfort or problems with your lenses.

Overall, buying contact lenses from an authorized dealer can help you receive high-quality, safe, and properly fitted lenses. Authorized dealers can also provide support and service to help you maintain good eye health and vision.

Brands We Carry

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ACUVUE

The options are nearly endless when it comes to ACUVUE® brand contact lenses – the #1 contact lens brand in the world. Long-lasting comfort and clear vision can be yours with a contact lens in the ACUVUE® brand family.

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Alcon

Alcon has one mission: to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon is and uniquely poised to serve every contact lens wearer by addressing the full life cycle of their needs. Designed in the USA.

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Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb is one of the best-known and most respected American healthcare brands globally, offering the widest and finest range of eye health products including contact lenses and lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses, and other eye surgery products.

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CooperVision

We create and execute innovation that is unmatched in the contact lens industry. There's much more to our story than that, however. You'll find that what sets us apart is how we approach our business. We collaborate, we listen, and we enjoy what we do. Designed in the USA.

Visit Us at Calgary Family Eye Doctors

Where is Our Office?

Find us just off Southport Road SW on the west side of Macleod Trail.

Where Can You Park?

There is 2 hour free parking directly outside the professional building.

Our Address

  • 11th Floor, 1125-10655 Southport Road SW
  • Calgary, AB T2W 4Y1

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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