Why You Should Buy Your Contact Lenses From Your Eye Doctor


When it comes to buying contact lenses, it’s important to remember that every lens product is unique and designed for a specific purpose. This includes their:

  • Material
  • Fit
  • Oxygen permeability
  • Moisture content
  • Lifespan

Only a comprehensive contact lens fitting with a professional eye doctor can determine which contact lens product is right for your specific needs.

While there is a growing trend for patients to buy their contact lenses from online stores rather than ordering them through a trusted optometrist, buying your lenses online comes with significant risks to your vision and eye health.

 

Why Should I Buy My Contact Lenses From An Eye Doctor?

While online sites may tout affordable prices and convenience, there are a number of necessary contact lens services that online stores cannot deliver, which a trusted and qualified eye doctor is able to provide.

These include:

1. Professional Assessment

Our eye doctors are able to complete a comprehensive eye exam to see whether you are a suitable candidate for contact lenses.

They will also be able to determine the lens best suited for your lifestyle, visual needs and your eye health requirements.

2. Professional Contact Lens Fitting

Proper fit ensures that your contact lenses are comfortable and won’t affect your overall eye health. Our eye doctors use the latest technologies to measure the front of your eye to determine the right style and size of contact lens for you.

We will also provide you with a FREE PAIR OF TRIAL LENSES to ensure we find the best fit for you.

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3. Professional Training

An important part of wearing contact lenses is learning how to take care of them. Our eye doctors will:

  • Show you how to insert and remove contact lenses
  • Show you how to clean and store contact lenses
  • Provide you with a wearing and replacement schedule
4. Comprehensive Follow-up

To ensure the continued health and safety of our patients eyes and eyesight, our eye doctors provide a comprehensive follow-up after your contact lens fitting.

 

Online Stores Vs Trusted Eye Doctors

When deciding where to buy your contact lenses, it is important to remember that they are medical devices which sit directly in your eyes and may cause problems if improperly fitted or left unmonitored.

This following outlines some of the key differences between ordering your contact lenses online or from a trusted optometrist.

Online Store

Some online stores don’t verify your prescription. This means you risk wearing an optically incorrect or improperly fitting contact lens.

Replacement or exchange privileges may not be available with an online store.

Online sites may sell contact lens products whose safety has not been tested and which haven’t been approved by Health Canada.

Contact lenses may be exposed to large temperature changes during transportation. This can affect the integrity of the lens and lead to potential eye health issues.

Eye Doctor

Based on a comprehensive eye exam, an eye doctor can determine your correct contact lens prescription and curvature. They are able to prescribe the best product based on your lifestyle needs and prescription.

Our eye doctors provide professional monitoring to ensure optimum eye health, good vision and comfortable wear.

We can assist you in choosing the appropriate selection of care solutions based on compatibility with different contact lens materials and your eyes.

We strive to constantly update our lens technology to provide products that will better suit your particular vision needs and lifestyle demands

 

Want to Learn More?

Contact our Calgary eye clinic today at 403-280-7518 or use our online contact form below.


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