Contacts are a great option for many of our clients and we have a few different types of contacts for your try at your next appointment. These can be coloured lenses or even sleep-approved lenses. Some clients are looking for an option to remove the need for contacts or glasses completely. For that, our Scenic Acres optometrist at Crowfoot Vision Centre might recommend orthokeratology.
Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is the process of wearing specially designed contacts at night to reshape the front of your eye to help you see better. This is often compared to a retainer, but for your eyes instead! If you want to have better vision without the hassle of a full laser surgery then this might be the right step for you. These contacts gradually reshape your eye to a more ideal shape for give you 20/20 or better vision. This is completely reversible and a non-invasive option.
Have a child that struggles with myopia? Ortho-k can be used in children as young as 10, and can help slow or even stop the progression of myopia. Parents who have a high prescription and have children that are starting to show signs of high myopia should talk to their eye doctors to see if orthokeratology would be a good solution.
At Crowfoot Vision Centre, we offer a wide selection of different eye glasses in Scenic Acres, Calgary for you to pick from. Making the right choice will depend on your lifestyle. Here are a few lens options that our experienced Calgary eye doctors suggest:
Are you looking for glasses that will help you with reading both a computer and the paper? Do you struggle seeing far in the distance? Our progressive lenses are the best option for you to meet your everyday needs. These lenses contain different lens powers to amplify objects in the distance or close up.
Are you an avid hiker? For our outdoor enthusiasts we have transition lenses. These change from clear to dark when going from indoors to outdoors. You’ll never have to worry about having an extra set of sunglasses again.
For long periods of driving you might want to ask our optometrists about polarized glasses. These reduce glare and make it easier to see, especially if there is a snow on the ground.
Come in to Crowfoot Vision Centre to see which contact lenses or eyeglasses best suit you and your lifestyle.