Contact lenses have long been the corrective choice for people who prefer not to wear eyeglasses, particularly for active people when eyeglasses may not be the most appropriate solution.

These small plastic lenses require greater responsibility for those who wear them. Your Licensed Contact Lens Fitter can specify for you the precise cleaning and care requirements of your contact lenses. They can also provide a complete fitting and consultation, allowing you to choose the best type of lenses for your needs. The Provincial Medical Services Plan (MSP) does not provide coverage for contact lens therapy, although there are some medical exceptions. Your Licensed Contact Lens Fitter will inform you of any charges that may apply to your contact lens-related visits.

Materials

  • Soft contact lenses are easy to wear, particularly for first-time wearers. They come in a range of disposable options from one day to one month—your Licensed Contact Lens Fitter can recommend the best lens that will fit your lifestyle.
  • Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses are more durable and may provide sharper vision, but since they are not water permeable, they may be more difficult to wear.
  • Ortho-Keratology is a treatment for myopia involving a progression of rigid contacts designed to alter the shape of the cornea and eventually reduce the wearer’s nearsightedness.

Types

  • Disposable lenses are the most common and are discarded after a specified length of time—reduced cleaning time, costs, comfort and healthier eyes are among the benefits.
  • Toric lenses are specially curved lenses designed to correct astigmatism.
  • Multifocal lenses are specially designed lenses to correct presbyopia.