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Contact Lens Services

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CONTACT LENS SERVICES

If you are a patient who is interested in trying contact lenses for the first time, we offer a new fit consult that includes assessment of the anterior surface of the eye to ensure that the lens material chosen is tailored to your cornea. We also educate you on how to handle contact lenses when inserting and removing them and how to care for your lenses when they are not on your eye.

If you currently wear contact lenses or have had previous complications with your contact lens use, we can assess your contacts and help with the selection of a better lens choice based on the newest and most cutting edge lens technology available.

We offer fitting services for a variety of contact lens designs:

Soft contact lenses: spherical, toric contacts for patients with astigmatism, multifocals for bifocal wearers.
Daily disposable contacts, biweekly and monthly modalities.
Extended wear night and day contact lenses
Rigid gas permeable lenses (RGP): spherical, toric, multifocal
Semi-scleral contact lenses
Orthokeratology lenses
Colour/tinted soft disposable contact lenses
Paediatric/Youth contact lens use for high prescription or sports wear

Contact Lenses: A Comparison of Soft VS RGP Lenses

Below is a brief description of the pros and cons of each lens type. Vue Vision always recommends a comprehensive eye exam to help our doctors better understand your specific visual requirements so that we can continue to offer you the most suitable and personalized lens option for you

Soft Contact Lenses

Advantages

Greater initial comfort than hard or rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses.
Shorter adaptation period for new wearers.
Ideal for intermittent wear.
Less sensitivity to light than with hard or RGP lenses.
Rarely fall out of the eye, making them ideal for sports
Available in tinted designs.

Disadvantages

Less durable than hard or RGP lenses.
Easily dry out, causing discomfort for some people, especially under a hair dryer, in hot rooms, or in windy and dry weather.
More involved lens care, especially for monthly designs.
Susceptible to more protein or lipid deposits, which reduce lens performance over time.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses

RGP lenses are rigid in nature, but have been designed to be flexible to aid in visual clarity. Newer designs offer the advantage of allowing more oxygen to pass through to the eye reducing the risk of corneal complications.

Advantages

Crisp vision.
Ability to correct higher amounts of corneal astigmatism allowing for better visual outcomes.
Increased durability.
Easier to handle.
Easier lens care
Decreased risk of infection.

Disadvantages

Longer adaptation period with a new fit because of decreased initial comfort compared to a soft lens.
Easily dislodged compared to soft lens.
Can scratch and break.
Intermittent wear less feasible.

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EMERGENCY EYE CARE

We will make every effort to accommodate patients with red eyes, painful eyes, ocular foreign bodies, sudden vision changes, sudden floaters or flashes of light. Please call our office to book an appointment as we dedicate certain appointments only for ocular emergencies.



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