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Gain Freedom & Flexibility with Contact Lenses

If you wear glasses, you’ve likely considered contact lenses at some point. This is completely understandable! Contact lenses are a fantastic alternative to glasses and offer many benefits.

  • Correct many forms of refractive errors
  • Offer crisper, clearer vision than glasses
  • Offer a more natural field of view than glasses
  • Offer more flexibility for those who require protective eyewear
  • Move with the eye and feel more natural
  • Come in a variety of materials and types to suit different lifestyles and needs
  • Provide more peripheral view for those who play sports
  • Don’t fog up like glasses
  • Can offer an extra layer of UV protection

However, because contact lenses sit directly on the eye, you’ll require a contact lens exam and fitting before joining the multitudes of Canadians who wear contact lenses.

Contact Lens Exam

The contact lens exam is similar to a regular eye exam but with a few extra steps. During the exam, we perform additional tests to ensure your eyes are healthy enough to support long-term contact lens wear without any adverse side effects.

Not everyone can wear contacts comfortably. Those who suffer from chronic eye infections, dry eyes, or allergies may find contacts uncomfortable to wear. However, with the frequent advances in contact lens technology, there’s likely a contact lens to support even the hardest-to-fit eyes.

We carry various lens options to provide the best selection for our patients, including specialty lenses.

If you’re new to contact lenses, you’ll undergo a contact lens fitting as part of your consultation. This exam will also assess your current lenses’ fit and evaluate your ocular health if you already wear contact lenses. We’ll specifically look for issues that may be caused by continual contact lens wear.

A fitting involves a series of measurements that allow us to find the best shape of contact lenses fo your unique eyes. Ill-fitting contact lenses can cause discomfort, blurred vision, and even tissue damage.

Our priority is your health and comfort, so we pay close attention to getting accurate measurements.

Follow-Up Appointment

After your exam and fitting, you’ll be given a pair of trial lenses to take home and wear for a  week or 2. You’ll be asked to come back for a follow-up exam so we can check how your eyes are adjusting to contact lenses and ensure the lenses are properly fitted and comfortable.

Contact Lens Use & Care

Contact lenses can introduce your eyes to unique risks. But these care and handling tips can reduce the chance of issues arising:

  • Keep to the recommended schedule for wearing and replacing your lenses.
  • Follow directions from your optometrist, from the lens manufacturer, and from the lens cleaning solution manufacturer to clean and store your lenses.
  • Do not sleep in your contact lenses unless they’re specifically made to be slept in.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry them with a lint-free towel before handling your contact lenses.
  • Use the “rub and rinse” cleaning method:  rub your contact lenses with clean fingers, then rinse the lenses with solution before soaking them.
  • Never use saliva to wet your contacts. Saliva is not a sterile solution.
  • Do not rinse or store contacts in water (tap or sterile).
  • Never use a homemade saline solution.
  • Keep your contact lens case clean by rinsing it with sterile saline solution (not water). Leave the empty case open to air dry.
  • Replace the case at least every 3 months, or right away if it gets cracked or damaged.
  • Always use new solution every time you clean and disinfect your contact lenses. Never reuse or top-up old solutions.

A Large Selection to Suit a Variety of Lifestyles

We carry an extensive range of contact lens brands and styles at Leet Meldrew Eye Care. Discover monthly, 2-week, and daily disposable soft contacts, toric lenses for astigmatism, progressive lenses for multiple prescriptions, and other specialty lenses for those “hard-to-fit” eyes.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have specific needs or questions about contact lens options.

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If you’ve always been interested in trying contacts, please call us today and book your exam and fitting.

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Where to Find Us

You can find us in the professional building on Kingston Road between Orchard Valley Court and Valley Farm Road. Our office is Suite 214, adjacent to the Pickering YMCA Employment and Community Services.

Our Address

1550 Kingston Road
Suite 214

Pickering, ON L1V 1C3

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Hours Of Operation

Monday
9 AM6 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
10 AM7 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
9 AM2 PM
Sunday
Closed

Note: Saturday visits are by appointment only.

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