With so many options for contact lenses these days, it’s hard to know where to start. RGP or soft lenses? Small or large? Spherical, aspheric, or toric? All these types of lenses are designed to meet specific needs; we can help you find the lenses that best suit your eyes, vision, and lifestyle. Even if you have been told you’re not a good candidate for lenses, we may have contacts for you.
The fit of contacts is highly dependant on the shape of your corneas and your eyes’ natural hydration level, as both can make a difference in the comfort of lenses. Our office has the latest technology to give us information about your unique eyes.
New contact lens technologies are created each year to fit a greater variety of wearers. Your visual needs may be specific and more complicated than others, but that does not mean you are trapped behind frames for the rest of your life. The staff at Pinehouse Eyecare will help you find safe and comfortable lenses for your best vision.
We think of contact lenses as only covering the cornea of your eye. However, scleral lenses are large enough that they extend over the whites of your eyes – the sclera. These lenses are a great choice for those with light sensitivity, dry eye or keratoconus. As an added benefit, these lenses are much bigger, making them easier to handle and unlikely to fall out.
Aspheric lenses offer better sight with less distortion than traditional spheric lenses. Their flatter shape is designed to mimic natural optics, with less peripheral aberrations. Children and adults can both benefit from the increased depth of focus offered by aspheric lenses.
Thanks to toric lenses, patients with astigmatism have a contact lens option. Sufferers of this optical condition know well the tilted appearance of objects it causes. These lenses are shaped specifically to reduce this distortion. Toric lenses are weighted or use thicker areas to keep the contacts from shifting or rotating, making it imperative to have these lenses professionally fit.
Those with myopia experience blurriness in the distance while those with hyperopia have difficulty focusing at objects nearby. Multifocal lenses give the wearer a gradient of prescription in one lens, improving eyesight while reducing eye strain. Often favoured by those over 40 with presbyopia, these can give people of any age freedom from frames and decreased eye strain.
Nearsightedness makes objects far away blurry, while close range vision is fine. Single focus lenses correct vision in the regardless of distance, but may create strain when reading, writing, or doing fine motor tasks. Multifocal lenses can correct the distance vision without creating a struggle up close.
Presbyopia is a common side-effect of aging. Our lenses lose flexibility, making it more challenging to focus on objects near our eyes. Distance vision may remain pristine, but activities such as reading, puzzles, or crafting can be frustrating. The gradient of multifocal lenses can be very beneficial to those with presbyopia.
The hybrid of hybrid lenses are made of a combination of materials. The inner portion of the lens is made with a rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens, giving the wearer vision that is quite crisp and clear. The outside edge of the lens is made with a soft, flexible material that excludes debris while keeping the lenses comfortable on the eye. These contacts are a very good option for patients with keratoconus or irregular corneas.
Come visit us! Our practice is located on the corner of Pinehouse and Primrose, near Lawson Heights Mall and the Lawson Civic Centre.
|Monday:||8:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Tuesday:||8:00 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday:||8:00 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Thursday:||8:00 AM - 5:30 PM|
|Friday:||8:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Saturday:||Closed, but we’d be happy to see you at Stonebridge Eyecare or Broadway Eyecare!|