Everyone’s eyes are different, and so are their visual needs. As a result, everyone’s eyes react differently to contact lenses, making a comprehensive eye exam and fitting an important part of the process for safely wearing contact lenses. Barrhaven Optometric is committed to helping you find the perfect contact lenses for you and your eyes.
Before we can prescribe you a pair of contact lenses, we will need to examine your eyes. During your exam, we will look for any eye conditions that could impact your ability to wear contact lenses, as well as determine your contact lens prescription. Your contact lens prescription is different than your eyeglass prescription.
Once we have determined that your eyes are suitable for contact lenses, we will measure your eyes to find lenses that fit you properly. Different types of contact lens fit differently, so we need to determine which style of contact lens will offer you the most comfort, stability and clarity.
Once we have determined which contact lenses we think will work best for you, we will send you home with a trial pair. You will use the trial pair for a few days to determine if they are working correctly and fit comfortably.
If you are happy with your contact lenses, we will write and fill your prescription. If your trial lenses aren’t quite right, you can return for a follow-up appointment, and we will try a new sample pair.
If you have a complex prescription or require custom contact lenses, you may need to go through several trial contact lenses before we find the perfect fit for you.
Some eyes require specialty contact lenses to meet their vision and comfort needs. Barrhaven Optometric is proud to offer a wide variety of specialty lenses including:
Whatever your eye care needs, we would love to help you. Head to our location on Fallowfield Road next to The Greenbelt Family Health Team.