Contact lenses come in an extensive variety of types and materials, and we offer a full range in our Mississauga optical store. Our optometrists strive to help you enjoy the comfort, crisp vision and convenience of contact lenses. If you’ve never worn contacts before or you need a follow-up contact lens exam, please reserve your contact lens eye exam and fitting with our Mississauga Optometrists.
There’s no such thing as one type of contact lens that is suitable for every individual. Our Mississauga optometrist will perform a thorough eye exam to determine the ideal lenses for your eyes and to inspect for any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with wearing contacts. With cutting-edge technology, we will measure your eyes precisely to prescribe contact lenses with a perfect fit! If you have a vision prescription or ocular condition that categorizes you as hard-to-fit, we’ll work with you patiently to determine which contact lenses will be most comfortable.
Each type of contact has its own features, with unique advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a basic description of the types that we stock in our Mississauga, Ontario, eye care center:
These are the most popular type, and they are typically comfortable as soon as you insert them for the first time. Soft contacts are composed from a flexible material that hugs your eyeball. This enables them to stay in place, even if you are very active. Soft contact lenses are available in daily wear, disposable and extended wear versions to suit various lifestyles. Many people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia enjoy the crisp vision and comfort of soft lenses.
When soft lenses do not provide sharp vision and comfort, hard lenses may be a great alternative. Rigid GP lenses are highly efficient at providing crisp vision for many complex conditions. Due to their high oxygen permeability, they allow eyes to breathe, which reduces the risk of infection. It can take a few days to adapt to wearing hard lenses, and they must be sterilized nightly.
As opposed to yesteryear, almost everyone can wear contact lenses nowadays. With so many specialty types out there, our Mississauga eye doctors can fit lenses for even the most challenging hard-to-fit vision conditions. Depending upon your needs, we can prescribe toric lenses for astigmatism, scleral lenses for keratoconus, or bifocal/multifocal lenses for presbyopia.
Are you tired of your eye color and want to change your look? Ask us about colored lenses and cosmetic masking contact lenses!
If you need to replenish your supply of lenses, bring your current vision prescription to purchase contacts from our complete selection of brand-name, top quality products.