Contact lenses are a great option for many people. They can reduce your reliance on glasses, are great for sports, or for a night out. Check out our selection of lenses at Thompson Family Optometry.
Our staff are great at teaching patients how to insert, remove and care for their lenses. We have many years experience of fitting lenses. There are a few steps for a new contact lens fitting. The first step is picking the right lens design and this could be any of the following:
- Soft Disposable Lenses
- Toric Lenses For Astigmatism
- Multi-Focal Lenses That Can Eliminate Reading Glasses
- Hard Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
The next step is to find a lens that fits snuggly on your cornea. If a lens is too loose it will move around too much and if it’s too tight it will prevent tear exchange under the lens and can reduce the amount of oxygen available to the cornea.
The last step is to do an over refraction. An over refraction lets us fine tune the prescription, because the spectacle prescription does not always translate 100% to the contact lens prescription. An over refraction by your optometrist is how we guarantee you’re seeing the best you can with your new contact lenses. The optics behind glasses and contact lenses are different and the prescriptions are not the same that is why a contact lens fit must be done to come up with your best fitting contact lens.
- Listen and watch closely as instructions are given and demonstrated.
- Practice the care routine while being trained.
- Follow lens care and wearing instructions/schedules to the letter.
- Schedule follow up visits with your optometrist. This is important to maintaining good eye health and safe contact lens wear.
- Wash hands thoroughly before handling your lenses.
- Store your lenses in the case made for them and keep the case clean.
- Always store your lenses in fresh solution.
- Use cream or pump soaps. The lanolin can leave a film on your hand that can be transferred to the lenses.
- Put your lenses in your mouth or moisten them with saliva which is full of bacteria!
- Use eye drops unless recommended by us.
- Switch brands of solutions without checking with us to ensure compatibility.
If you experience any of the following, contact Dr. Thompson:
Blurred or fuzzy vision, especially of sudden onset.
Red, irritated eyes.
Encrusted lids or discharge.
Pain in or around the eyes
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Convenience. Comfort. Quality. Affordability. Performance. These traits are the foundation of our wide range of contact lenses. The latest technology is a hydraglyde treatment on the surface of the lens which releases moisture with every blink to keep eyes moist and comfortable throughout the day.
Cooper Harmony family of silicone hydrogel contact lenses are made from Aquaform Comfort Science Technology, a unique material that is highly breathable and moist. High levels of oxygen flow freely through the lens, helping to keep your eyes clear, white and healthy looking. This naturally wet lens material holds water within the lens making it soft, moist and resistant to dehydration and protein deposits.
BAUSCH & LOMB
Freedom and flexibility to look your best. Bausch & Lomb offers a wide range of soft contact lens choices for almost every type of vision correction, including those with astigmatism or presbyopia (the need for reading glasses).