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Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in Dorchester, ON

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Contact Lenses for Your Lifestyle

Your eyes are as unique as you are, and at Dorchester Optometry, we understand that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t cut it when it comes to contact lenses. We provide personalized recommendations for contact lenses, taking into consideration your lifestyle and vision goals.

To get the right fit, all contact lens wearers should have a comprehensive contact lens exam and fitting. Improperly fitted lenses can lead to discomfort and other eye issues. 

Schedule your appointment online today, and let us help you find the right fit for your contact lenses.

The Benefits of Contact Lenses

Similar to prescription glasses, contact lenses can correct various refractive errors, including:

During your contact lens exam, our experienced team will assess your lifestyle needs and contact lens preferences, offering recommendations to help you find a type that suits you. 

Guiding You Through the Contact Lens Process

Finding the right contact lenses involves 3 essential steps: the exam, the fitting, and the trial period. Our dedicated team will walk you through each step, addressing any questions or concerns you may have about your new lenses.

Before determining a suitable brand and style of contact lenses for you, we’ll examine your eyes, review your medical history, and assess your ocular health. This exam helps us identify conditions that may impact your ability to wear contact lenses and find out if you might benefit from specialty lenses. 

Your contact lens prescription, distinct from your glasses prescription, will also be determined during this exam.

Once we’ve examined your eyes, we’ll measure them to determine the appropriate style, power, and curvature for your lenses. Using a variety of tests and technologies, including corneal topography, we can calculate an accurate fit. 

Contact lenses come in diverse styles, shapes, and sizes, and our goal is to find the perfect match for your eyes so you can enjoy comfortable, clear vision.

After determining the most suitable contact lenses for your eyes, we provide a trial pair for you to test. The trial period allows you to confirm that the lenses are comfortable, provide clear vision, and meet your specific vision and lifestyle needs. 

If adjustments are needed, we’ll try different powers, styles, or brands until we find the ideal fit.

Contact Lens Maintenance Tips

Proper care of your contact lenses is essential for maintaining eye health and comfort. After your exam, we’ll provide tailored instructions based on the specific type of lenses you wear. For general use, here are some recommended maintenance tips:

  • Hand Hygiene: Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling lenses.
  • Lens Cleaning Solution: Use the recommended cleaning solution for proper disinfection.
  • Storage Case: Keep your lens storage case clean and replace it regularly.
  • Avoid Water Exposure: Never use tap water on your lenses or in your storage case.
  • Regular Checkups: Schedule routine checkups with your optometrist for ongoing guidance.

Following this advice can help prolong the life of your contact lenses and provide an overall more comfortable wearing experience.

Explore Specialty Contact Lenses

Contact lenses fall into 2 main categories: soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. Within these categories are specialty lenses designed to address specific visual needs, from multifocal vision correction to UV protection.

Multifocal contact lenses offer a gradient of vision correction in 1 lens, just like multifocal eyeglasses. Multifocal contact lenses are prescribed to individuals with more than 1 vision issue, like those with presbyopia. Presbyopia commonly occurs as part of the aging process and affects our ability to see near objects and read clearly.

Toric contact lenses are specifically designed for eyes with astigmatism and are available in soft, silicone hydrogel and rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses. Unlike ordinary spherical contact lenses, which only contain 1 prescription strength, toric lenses contain different prescription strengths along their vertical and horizontal axes to compensate for astigmatism. 

Transition contact lenses, like transition eyeglasses, darken when exposed to UV rays to protect your eyes from potentially harmful light entering your eyes. Developed using the same photochromic technology used by Transitions eyeglasses in conjunction with soft hydrogel material, these contacts are the perfect solution for patients sensitive to light.

A Solution Designed for You

At Dorchester Optometry, we are committed to helping you find the contact lens option that suits your unique needs. Our comprehensive exams and fittings are just the beginning—you can also explore different contact lens products in our online store. 

Whether you’re looking to try contact lenses for the first time or to update your prescription, we’ve got you covered. Book your appointment online today.

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