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Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in Kamloops

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Bye-bye, Glasses!

Want to see clearly without having to wear eyeglasses? Contact lenses could be the solution you’ve been looking for.

Contact lenses can help you take a break from glasses or change your lifestyle permanently. In either case, our eye doctors are here to help you find the ideal lenses for your needs.

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Is It Hard to Get Contact Lenses?

Getting your first pair of contact lenses is a simple process. We start by performing a contact lens eye exam, which adds just a few extra steps to the eye exams we usually perform.

After the regular part of the exam, we ask a few quick questions about your medical history and lifestyle. These questions, along with your test results, help us learn:

If you have vision problems (e.g., presbyopia) that require specific lenses.

My Contact Lens Exam Is
Over—Now What?

Once we’ve finished your contact lens exam, we move on to a contact lens fitting. During the fitting, we’ll measure:

Once we’ve taken these measurements, we can suggest specific contacts to correct your vision comfortably. Then we’ll provide you with trial lenses, show you how to put them in and take them out, and send you home to try them out for a week.

If you like the way your new lenses fit and you can see clearly, we’ll order them for you and show you how to care for them properly. Then we’ll book you for a follow-up appointment to make sure your new contacts keep working correctly.

What Are My Options
for Contact Lenses?

Soft Contact Lenses

Many people prefer soft contact lenses since they tend to be comfortable and easy to use. They’re also usually less expensive than other types of lenses. Most soft contacts are made of silicone hydrogel, which lets oxygen pass through easily and bring nutrients to your cornea.

You can purchase soft contacts in spherical, toric, or multifocal shapes, depending on your needs. Soft contacts are also made for daily and extended wear schedules. Our eye doctors will tell you which types of soft contacts you may be able to use after your contact lens exam.

Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses have a smooth refractive surface made from rigid silicone compounds. This surface allows them to correct astigmatism more effectively (which occurs when the cornea’s shape is atypical).

Since RGP lenses are solid, they tend to have better durability and longer lifespans than other lens types. However, not everyone enjoys the feeling of wearing RGP lenses, and they may be easier to dislodge than soft contacts. We can tell you whether RGP lenses are a good option for your eyes after your contact lens exam.

Different Contact Lens Shapes

Depending on your eyes and their needs, you may require a specific shape for your contact lenses. Some of the most common lens shapes are:

  • Aspheric: Thinner and flatter than standard spheric lenses, these lenses are often used to correct astigmatism.
  • Toric: Containing different prescriptions along both the vertical and horizontal axes, these lenses are commonly used to correct moderate or severe astigmatism. Toric lenses are heavier near the bottom, which helps keep them from moving when you blink.
  • Multifocal: containing multiple different prescriptions on different parts on their surface, these lenses let you focus accurately at varying distances depending on where you look. Multifocal lenses are typically recommended for people with presbyopia.

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Our Brands

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Alcon

Alcon has one mission: to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon is uniquely poised to serve every contact lens wearer by addressing the full life cycle of their needs.

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Bausch & Lomb

Bausch + Lomb is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands globally, offering the widest and finest range of eye health products including contact lenses and lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses, and other eye surgery products.

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CooperVision Misight

Eye Care Professionals Can Begin Fitting the World’s First One-Day Soft Contact Lens Shown to Substantially Slow the Progression of Myopia in Children. Millions of children across Canada are poised to benefit from a breakthrough therapy that addresses the fast-growing issue of myopia (nearsightedness), which is projected to negatively affect more than 50 percent of the world’s population by 20502. CooperVision MiSight® 1 day contact lenses are now available for fitting by Eye Care Professionals. It is the world’s first one-day soft contact lens clinically proven to substantially slow the progression of myopia in children.

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CooperVision Proclear

Proclear by CooperVision are a line of daily-disposable contact lenses with options available for nearly every corrective lens prescription need, including options for astigmatism. They feature Phosphorylcholine, a material that attracts water and encourages healthy eye hydration.

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Johnson & Johnson

As a primary resource to optometrists and eye care professionals, Johnson & Johnson aims to make the world a better place by providing health solutions for everyone. Explore well-known, trusted products with a brand responsible for improving daily lives.

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How To Find Us

Our vision centre is conveniently located in Northills Shopping Centre. The mall offers spacious parking and accessibility-friendly parking options.

Contact Information

Address

60-700 Tranquille Road
Kamloops, BC V2B 3H9

Hours of Operation

Monday
8:30 AM5 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM5 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM5 PM
Friday
8:30 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

*Closed 12:00 to 12:30 every day for lunch*

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