Contact Lens Exams & Fittings in Stoney Creek

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Contact lenses can help you enjoy clear vision without using glasses. Many people use contact lenses to enjoy special occasions without needing to wear glasses, while others use them as an everyday alternative for eyeglasses. In either case, our eye doctors are happy to help you find contact lenses that suit your unique needs.

What Is a Contact Lens Eye Exam?

The journey towards getting contact lenses starts with a contact lens eye exam. During these exams, our eye doctors and technicians perform all the steps of a standard eye exam, along with a few questions about your preferences and medical considerations.

During a contact lens consultation, we might try to find out:

  • If you would rather have daily disposables or extended wear contact lenses.
  • The type of contact lenses (soft, RGP, etc.) that would work best with your eyes.
  • Whether you have dry eye syndrome, astigmatism, or other conditions that might affect your suitability for specific lens types.
  • Whether you have vision problems that specific lens types could help treat or manage (eg. wearing multifocal lenses for presbyopia).

What Is a Contact Lens Fitting?

Once your contact lens eye exam is complete, we’ll measure your eyes. Measuring your eyes gives us the information we need to supply you with contacts that fit properly and help you see clearly.

During a contact lens fitting, we generally measure the following:

Next, we will provide you with a trial pair of lenses based on our findings and monitor you while you use them. We’ll check their fit and ensure that they’re sitting on your eyes correctly. If you’re satisfied with the trial lenses, we will order them for you and provide you with care instructions. You may need to schedule follow-up visits so we can verify whether your contacts keep working properly and adjust them as needed.

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What Are the Different Types of Contact Lenses?

Soft Contact Lenses

Most soft contact lenses are made out of silicone-hydrogel, a material that allows oxygen to pass through and bring nutrients to your cornea. Soft contacts are often considered comfortable, cost-effective, and easy to use.

Our team can help you choose between several kinds of soft contacts (such as toric, spheric, and multifocal). We can also help you decide how often you want to change your contacts and provide lenses that last for that amount of time. Our practice carries daily, bi-weekly, and monthly soft contact lenses suitable for all kinds of lifestyles.

Rigid gas-permeable (or RGP) lenses are made of solid silicone compounds that let oxygen travel through easily and tend to last much longer than other varieties. Like soft contacts, RGP lenses can be a great option for those looking for multifocal, spheric, or toric contact lenses.

However, RGP lenses are more likely to dislodge than other lens types and can take longer to adjust to. Your eye doctor will be able to tell you whether RGP lenses are likely to benefit you.

You may need contact lenses with specific properties for various conditions. Once we have performed your contact lens eye exam, we can recommend specialty lenses to suit your needs. Such lenses include:

  • Aspheric: the shape of these lenses helps correct atypically curved corneas, which cause astigmatism.
  • Toric: the horizontal and vertical axes of toric lenses each have a different prescription. Toric lenses are also weighted at the bottom so that they don’t slide when the wearer blinks, so they’re useful for correcting moderate to severe astigmatism.
  • Multifocal: different portions of each multifocal lens have different prescriptions, which helps the wearer view objects clearly at varying distances. They can be useful for people with presbyopia.
  • Scleral: if you have a corneal condition, like keratoconus, it may be difficult to wear traditional contact lenses comfortably. Scleral lenses are larger in diameter than traditional contacts, allowing them to rest of the sclera (whites) of your eyes and “vault” over your cornea.
  • Coloured contacts: coloured contact lenses are a fantastic way to change a huge part of your look, making them perfect for Halloween or if you’re looking for a new way to spice up a certain outfit. We can help ensure these contacts fit comfortably while also providing the vision you need.
  • Specialty prosthetic contacts: these specialty lenses are designed to help improve the appearance and comfort of eyes that may be damaged from an injury, eye disease, or birth defect.
  • Orthokeratology: orthokeratology (ortho-k) can help manage myopia progression by gently reshaping your cornea while you sleep. When you wake up, you can remove the contacts and enjoy clear, comfortable vision for the rest of the day without the need for another pair of glasses or contact lenses.
  • Hybrids: hybrid lenses are made with 2 different types of materials; a soft hydrogel skirt surrounding an RGP lens. These lenses combine the comfort of soft contact lenses with the clear, crisp vision RGP lenses provide.

Soft Contact Lens Brands

At Perception Eyecare, we are driven to provide nothing but the highest quality contact lenses for our patients. We are proud to use:

  • Alcon
  • Acuvue
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • CooperVision

Our Location in Stoney Creek

Where to Find Us?

You can find Perception Eyecare in the Southmount Health Care Centre in the Fortinos Plaza.

Where To Park?

We’re located in a standalone health centre with ample free parking on 3 sides of the building.

Our Address

35 Upper Centennial Parkway,
Unit 1B

Stoney Creek, ON L8J 3W2

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Hours of Operation

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
10 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
10 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
9 AM2 PM
Sunday
Closed

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