Contact lenses offer an excellent alternative for individuals who want to reduce their reliance on glasses. Whether you are looking to replace your prescription eyeglasses entirely or supplement them for special occasions, the knowledgeable staff at Queensway Optometric Centre can help you determine if contact lenses are the right choice for your lifestyle.
Everyone’s eyes are unique, so that means there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to contact lenses. That is why the team at Queensway Optometric Centre will consult with you during your contact lens eye exam to help you determine which type of contacts and replacement schedule are best suited to your unique needs.
The science behind contact lenses is continually advancing, making soft contact lenses an option for more people every day. Soft contact lenses are available in a variety of types including spherical, toric, and multifocal. They are also available in a variety of replacement frequencies including daily, bi-weekly, or monthly, to best suit your vision needs and lifestyle.
RGP contact lenses are typically used by patients with high prescriptions and strong astigmatism and offer excellent acuity. This style of contact lens is prescribed less frequently, and is meticulously designed to suit individual corneas. RGP contact lenses are made from durable materials which means they only need to be replaced on an annual basis.
Depending on your prescription and the unique needs of your eyes, your eye care professional may recommend specialty contact lenses. Queensway Optometric Centre offers a variety of specialty lenses including:
Aspheric contact lenses are lenses that are specifically designed for individuals with mild astigmatism. Astigmatism occurs when a patient’s cornea or lens is irregularly shaped. To compensate for the unique curvature caused by astigmatism, specially shaped contact lenses are needed.
Though individuals with high astigmatism are often prescribed toric contact lenses, traditionally patients with low astigmatism were either prescribed modified spherical equivalent lenses or RGPs. Aspheric lenses are one way for individuals with low astigmatism to achieve crisper, clearer vision.
Toric lenses are designed for individuals with astigmatism. Toric lenses have different prescriptions along the horizontals and verticals of the lens, giving them the ability to counteract astigmatism and provide patients with clear, crisp vision. Toric lenses are weighted at the bottom to orientate themselves properly when you blink, ensuring that the prescriptions on the lens matches the prescription of your eye.
Multifocal contact lenses work like multifocal eyeglasses and are specifically designed for those who also have presbyopia. Presbyopia occurs as we age and affects the lenses in our eyes, making it difficult to focus on objects that are up close. Multifocal contact lenses offer multiple prescriptions in a single lens. These specially designed contact lenses can ensure your vision is clear at all distances, and work for people who don’t have any distance correction, as well as those who are nearsighted or farsighted.
Our practice is conveniently located across the street from the Trillium Health Partners Mississauga Hospital.
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Sometimes you need to see the optometrist right away. If you have an ocular emergency, call our office at (905) 848-2020. We can see patients for emergency appointments on short notice, so please don’t wait!