What to Expect From a Contact Lens Fitting

Are you considering switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses? Here’s why booking a contact lens fitting with your Calgary optometrist is so important and what to expect from this appointment.

While contact lenses offer a great alternative to traditional eyeglasses, it’s of utmost importance that you find the right type for your needs. However, there are many factors that go into choosing the best type of contact lens for each person, which is why booking a fitting with your Calgary optometrist is so critical. 

A contact lens fitting will ensure that your contacts: 

  • Fit properly 
  • Provide you with greater comfort 
  • Will be the right prescription, resulting in greater clarity to your vision 
  • Fit your lifestyle 

In addition to this, your optometrist will take into consideration any eye conditions that you have, such as dry eyes, astigmatism, or corneal scars, to ensure that you find a contact lens that fits comfortably and safely. 

Comprehensive Contact Lens Fittings in Calgary 

At our Calgary eye clinic, we offer a wide range of family eye health services including eye exams, dry eye care, contact lens fittings, glaucoma testing, and more, to ensure that you always enjoy optimal eye health and clear, comfortable vision. 

We also offer a wide range of affordable and designer eyeglasses to suit every lifestyle, preference, and style. 

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What Happens During a Contact Lens Fitting? 

Today, a large number of people requiring vision correction can wear contact lenses without any problems. New materials and advanced lens care technologies have made wearing lenses safer, easier, and more comfortable. 

However, if you want to switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses, it’s very important for your eye health that you book a contact lens fitting with your optometrist. 

During this appointment, your eye doctor will: 

  • Perform a comprehensive eye exam 
  • Discuss any eye conditions you may have, including dry eyes, glaucoma, or any corneal abnormalities 
  • Help determine if contact lenses are a safe choice for you 
  • Ensure that you choose the right contact lens material and size for the safest and best fit 
  • Show you how to put in, take out, and take care of your contact lenses 


Do I Have to Choose Between Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses? 

Definitely not. Today, it is not necessary to choose between contact lenses and eyeglasses. Some contact lenses are so easy to wear that you can use them intermittently (e.g. when participating in sports or for special occasions).

Talk to Your Optometrist About One-Day Disposables 

If you want contact lenses that come with minimal maintenance, talk to your optometrist about single-use, one-day disposable lenses. They are comfortable, require no cleaning, and can easily be interchanged with eyeglasses. 


Benefits of Opting for Contact Lenses 

Contact lenses are extremely safe and comfortable to wear. In addition to this, they can offer you a number of benefits. This includes: 

  • Greater peripheral and central vision 
  • Normal daily activities will be more convenient 
  • More natural looking appearance 
  • Excellent vision correction for refractive errors such as astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness
  • Improved performance in sports and other recreational activities 

Contact Us

If you would like to know more about the costs and benefits of wearing contact lenses, our Calgary optometrists are happy to help! During a contact lens fitting, we can discuss all your options to ensure you find the most comfortable type of lens for your lifestyle.

To find out more, contact our team at our Crowfoot (403-547-5417), West Springs (403-242-0999) or Creekside (403-516-2292) branches.

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Blink Eyewear boasts the largest collection of eyewear in Calgary, but our 3 locations are also home to the region’s finest optometrists. Just as you will not find a better store to shop for your eyewear, you will not find a better vision clinic to do your eye exam or treat your eye condition. 

Go ahead and Blink; what you see is really what you get. Call one of our store numbers or fill out the form below to book an appointment.

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