Am I a Good Candidate For Contact Lenses?

If you are considering switching from your eyeglasses to contact lenses, find out more about our comprehensive contact lens fittings and how our optometrists can help determine if this is a suitable choice for you.

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

However, before you decide to switch from your eyeglasses to contact lenses, it is absolutely critical for your eye health that you book a contact lens fitting.

During this appointment, your optometrist will:

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

 

Comprehensive Contact Lens Fittings at Our Calgary Eye Clinic

At our Calgary eye clinic, our optometrists offer a comprehensive contact lens fitting service to check the health of your eye and determine whether or not contact lenses are the safest and best decision for your vision needs and lifestyle.

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Am I a Good Candidate For Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses offer incredible benefits to patients requiring vision correction, and while they can be an excellent alternative to traditional eyeglasses, switching to contact lenses from spectacles is something that should be done with the guidance of a qualified optometrist.

Why? There are so many factors that go into choosing the best type of contact lens for each individual patient and it may be difficult for you to wear contact lenses if:

  • You have allergies
  • You work in an environment that has a lot of chemicals and/or dust
  • You have uncontrolled diabetes, severe arthritis in your hands, or an overactive thyroid
  • You suffer from dry eye syndrome or your eyes are overly dry due to pregnancy or medications you are taking

After a thorough eye examination, your optometrist can perform a contact lens fitting, during which they will determine your suitability for contact lenses and the specific contact lens option that best needs your requirements.

CONTACT LENS FITTINGS IN CALGARY

 

Will My Lifestyle Be Enhanced With Contact Lenses?

For those involved in sports and recreational activities, contact lenses can offer particular benefits. This vision correction solution can:

  • Provide excellent vision correction
  • Free you from worries about broken glasses
  • Allow you to wear non-prescription protective eyewear
  • Eliminate the problem of fogged or rain splattered eyeglasses

 

Consider your occupation and work environment

When deciding whether or not to switch to contact lenses, you should consider your work environment. People whose occupation requires good peripheral vision may want to consider contacts. However, those who work in dusty environments, or use lots of chemicals, may find eyeglasses safer and more comfortable.

Do I Have to Choose Between Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses?

Today, it isn’t necessary to choose between contact lenses and spectacles. Some contact lenses are so easy to wear that you can use them intermittently (eg. for special occasions or when participating in sports).

Consider One Day Disposables: Talk to your optometrist about single-use, one-day disposable lenses. They are comfortable, require no cleaning, and can be easily interchanged with eyeglasses.

EYEGLASSES VS CONTACT LENSES: WHY YOU SHOULDN’T HAVE TO CHOOSE

 

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To find out more about how our eye doctors can protect your vision and determine if contact lenses are a safe choice for you, visit our Calgary eye clinic at 2525 36 St NE, Unit 157.

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