Millions of Canadians have discovered good reasons for wearing contact lenses! Sometimes people wish to get away from the glasses look, avoid fogging of lenses or avoid interference with sports and other activities. Additional reasons include an unobstructed field of vision (since there are no frames), and better vision as contact lenses move with the eye, eliminating distortion caused by looking through strong lenses from an indirect angle.
For first time wearers the starting point is a comprehensive eye examination. First time lens wearers are counseled regarding available lens systems to determine which contact lens best fulfills their needs. Demonstration lenses are then inserted to ensure that the lens fits; provides clear vision and is well tolerated. Teaching with written material, instructional videos and personalized coaching are provided to help individuals rapidly become comfortable with their contact lens use and care. Solution starter kits, including a contact lens case, are provided. Follow-up appointments to confirm lens tolerance and appropriate use and care are essential to the continued success in contact lens wear. All of these services are provided as part of the initial fitting fee.