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5 Reasons Why You Must Have a Contact Lens Fitting

Are you considering switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses? Here’s why it’s best to always schedule a contact lens fitting with your Calgary optometrist.


>For patients who require vision correction, one of the best methods is contact lenses. They offer a safe, comfortable, and convenient alternative to eyeglasses and your Calgary optometrist may recommend them due to their numerous benefits, such as:

  • Greater visual acuity
  • Less visual distortions
  • Enhanced safety, especially if you’re very active
  • A wider and improved field of vision

 

Our Calgary Optometrists Help You Find the Best Contact Lenses For Your Needs

Whether you’ve never worn contact lenses before, or you suffer from dry eyes, we can help you find the best contact lenses for your needs and lifestyle. During a comprehensive contact lens fitting, our optometrists will check your eyes, take key measurements, and help determine which contact lenses are best suited for you.

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5 Reasons to Book a Contact Lens Fitting With Your Calgary Optometrist

While contact lenses offer a great way to correct your vision, it’s important that you find the right type for your needs. There are many factors that go into choosing the best type of contact lens for each patient, which is why booking a contact lens fitting with your Calgary optometrist is so important.

Here are 5 benefits of doing a contact lens fitting:

  1. Greater Comfort: When you wear contact lenses, you want ones that are comfortable to wear. This has a lot to do about which lens material is right for you and during a fitting, your optometrist has the expertise to help you make the right choice.
  2. Prescription changes: Have you been wearing the same eyeglasses or contacts for a long time? Then your prescription might have changed. A fitting will allow your eye doctor to determine if you need to update your prescription, restoring the clarity to your vision.
  3. Your contacts will fit properly. To help you see clearly, your lens has to fit properly. Using a keratometer, your eye doctor will measure the curvature of your cornea and determine which contact lens size is best suited for you.
  4. Your contact lenses will fit your lifestyle: When determining which contact lenses are best for you, you must consider what you’re wearing them for. Contacts come in daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly, and annual replacement schedules, and your optometrist can assess your eye health and wearing schedule to give you the most cost-effective option.
  5. Your eye doctor will take into consideration any eye conditions you have. If you have, or have had, an eye problem such as dry eyes, astigmatism, corneal scars, or irregular surfaces, this will affect your lens choice. Your doctor will take these into consideration and may even need to fit you with a speciality lens.

HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES

 

What to Expect From a Contact Lens Fitting

Our eyes come in all different sizes - and one size of contact lens does not fit all. If you are fitted with the wrong lens, it could irritate or damage your eye. During the fitting, your optometrist will:

  • Measure the curvature of your cornea
  • Measure your pupil and iris size
  • Perform a tear film evaluation if you suffer from dry eyes
  • Provide you with a set of trial lenses
  • Go over how to care for your lenses and provide basic training

 

Want to Know More? Contact Our Calgary Optometrists

To find out more about our contact lens fitting services, our wide range of contact lenses, as well as how our team can help protect the vision of you and your entire family, visit one of our three branches, Crowfoot (67 Crowfoot Terrace NW, T3G 4J8), West Springs (1009 873 85 St SW, T3H 0J5) or Creekside (12192 Symons Valley Rd NW, T3P 0A3).

Alternatively, you can contact our team at our Crowfoot Branch (403-547-5417), West Springs (403-242-0999) or Creekside (403-516-2292).


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