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How do you know which Contact lenses to buy?

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Contact lenses have been a popular choice for those looking to correct their vision without the hassle of glasses. With advancements in technology, the options for contact lenses have expanded, making it difficult to determine which ones are best for you. That’s where our team at Edmonton EyeCare Group comes in!

The first step In determining which contact lenses to buy?  Is to determine if you need spherical or toric lenses. Spherical lenses are the most commonly used type of contacts to buy and work well for those with nearsightedness or farsightedness. Toric lenses, on the other hand, are designed specifically for those with astigmatism and provide clearer and more stable vision.

Next, you’ll want to consider the length of time you want to wear your contacts. If you prefer convenience and want to dispose of your lenses every day, daily contacts might be the best option for you. These contacts are easy to use and great for those who don’t want to worry about cleaning and storing their lenses overnight. Great for a quick work out or a night out checking a new restaurant opening downtown Edmonton.  If you prefer to wear your contacts for a longer period of time, extended wear contacts may be a better fit. These contacts can be worn for up to 30 days, but it’s important to note that they should not be slept in and keeping track of your incerts can be daunting. 

Our team at Edmonton EyeCare Group also recommends seeing an optometrist annually to properly re-fit your contacts. The fit of your contacts is critical for your comfort and visual needs and to ensure that your contacts continue to work properly. Our team will measure the size and shape of your eyes, and determine the best type of contacts for your lifestyle.

Finally, it’s important to consider the brand of contacts you choose. Our team recommends the brands Alcon Dailies, Cooper My Day, and Acuvue. These brands are leaders in the contact lens industry and provide high-quality, reliable contacts. They offer a variety of options to fit your needs, whether you need daily, extended wear, or toric lenses.

In conclusion, it’s important to keep in mind that your eyes are a critical part of your overall health, and choosing the right contact lenses is a big decision. Our team at Edmonton EyeCare Group is here to help make the process as easy and stress-free as possible. We’ll work with you to determine the best contacts for your needs, and ensure that you receive the best possible care for your eyes. Additionally, the Alberta Association of Optometrists recommends annual eye exams to ensure that your eyes are properly working and to detect any underlying eye diseases that may have no symptoms. Trust us to help you see the world in the best possible way!

Written by Kristiena Bobocel

Kristiena joined the Eye Care Group family business shortly after graduation while working on a degree in ophthalmics from NAIT. Over the years, Kristiena has worked in every aspect of the family business, from dispensing glasses and instructing contacts, to cutting and edging glasses and eventually taking on administrative duties.
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