Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in Hamilton

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Goodbye For Now, Glasses

Correcting your eye issues doesn’t necessarily mean you need to wear glasses. We understand that everyone’s eye health—and style preferences—can differ. So, if you have trouble with your eyesight but can’t stand the thought of wearing glasses, contact lenses might be right for you.

Visus Eyewear + Eyecare is pleased to offer a complete contact lens solution, from the initial exam to finding the right fit for you. To add more joy to the experience, you can choose from our selection of high-end contact lens brands, including xx, xx, and xx.

Making the Switch to Contact Lenses

These handy devices will become a part of your daily life, so we must ensure your prescription is accurate, the contact lenses fit properly, and that you have a trial run with your new lenses. 

Our team at Visus Eyecare + Eyewear stays with you throughout your contact lens transition. We want the best for you and your eyes—we’re always here to help.

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Contact Lens Exam

To start your contact lens journey, your eye doctor proceeds with a comprehensive eye exam to test your overall eye health. But, there’s a difference between eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions since contacts touch the eye’s surface and glasses sit further away.

To create your contact lens prescription, your optometrist will take a few more measurements, including:

  • Curvature of your cornea (clear front surface of the eye)
  • Pupil and iris sizes (the colour and black of the eye)
  • Tear film test to see if you have dry eyes

After your test, the optometrist creates your contact lens prescription based on your needs. The doctor will consider how often you will wear them and prescribes your lenses based on what kind of refractive correction you need. Then, it’s time to find your fit.

Based on the measurements determined from your contact lens eye exam, you’ll try some different contact lenses to find the best fit.

If you’ve never had contact lenses before, don’t worry! We’ll help you safely insert them while you’re at the clinic. To bolster your confidence, we’ll go over the basics of caring for your contacts. Once they’re in, you take them for a trial run.

Now the real test begins—how do your contact lenses feel once you leave the office? You can test your new lenses for the day or a week to allow your eyes time to adjust.

We may have to alter the fit if you notice any discomfort from your contact lenses, like itchiness, blurry vision, discomfort, or extreme sensitivity to light.

Come see us right away if you think your eyes are not tolerating the contact lenses. We’ll take time to find a suitable solution.

Lenses to Suit Your Needs

Your eye exam results may determine that you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have another eye condition. Luckily, contact lenses are so versatile that you’ll likely find an ideal pair among the many options. 

Soft Contact Lenses

The most commonly prescribed lenses are soft contact lenses—they’re comfortable, and your eyes may adapt to them easily. These are made of soft, flexible hydrophilic plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to your eye.

Soft contact lenses can be appropriate for you if you require a lens with a flexible schedule. They come in daily, weekly, monthly—and some soft contact lenses can be worn overnight for up to 30 days. Discuss your preferences with your optometrist so they can determine if soft contact lenses are right for you.

Rigid gas permeable lenses (RGP) work well for most vision problems. They’re a terrific choice if you have dry eyes and want a lens you can wear overnight or for up to 30 days. With RGP lenses, your vision will be clear and crisp, but the adjustment period may be longer than with soft contact lenses.

Scleral lenses are specialty contact lenses suitable for people with a corneal condition, like keratoconus. These lenses are larger than traditional contact lenses and essentially cover your cornea while resting on the sclera, the white part of your eye.

Contact Us Today

Are you ready to make the switch to contact lenses? Visit us today so we can help you discover if contact lenses will suit your eye health and your lifestyle.

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The options are nearly endless when it comes to ACUVUE® brand contact lenses – the #1 contact lens brand in the world. Long-lasting comfort and clear vision can be yours with a contact lens in the ACUVUE® brand family.

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  • Hamilton, ON L9B 0H7

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