Whether you would like to change your look for an occasional special event, you're tired of breaking your glasses while playing sports, or you just like the idea of going through your day glasses-free, contact lenses can open a whole new world of possibilities. Our optometrists at Eye to Eye Optometry Clinic in Edmonton provide contact lenses ideal for you, based on your eye health, visual needs, and lifestyle.
Can I Wear Contact Lenses?
Many people think they can't wear contact lenses because they have bifocal glasses, astigmatism, dry eyes, or they are too young. In fact, most of these patients can wear contacts, at least part time. Contact us to learn more about various contact lens options or to book an appointment for a contact lens fitting.
bifocal glasses : There are many contact lens options now available for bifocal and progressive glass wearers. Some patients use multifocal contacts regularly and others just for special occasions.
astigmatism: Toric lenses are readily available for up to approximately 2.75 dioptres of astigmatism. Custom options are available for powers greater than this.
dry eyes: When dealing with contact lenses and dry eyes, our optometrists will usually first treat the cause of the dryness. Once the dryness is under control, selecting specific lens brands and solutions designed for comfort can result in a successful contact lens fit.
too young: Even children who are too young to handle contact lenses responsibly by themselves, can often wear contacts with parental supervision, often for certain sports. For most children and teens, we will use daily disposable contact lenses to ensure the patient starts with a fresh, clean pair of contact lenses each day.