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Contact Lenses Exam

There are a few reasons why you might prefer contact lenses over glasses - from having a hassle-free vision correction to wearing non-prescription sunglasses or goggles. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction and field of view than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.

Our eye doctors keep up to date with current technology in contact lenses and would be pleased to discuss contact lens options with you, whether you are a first time or current contact lens wearer.

After a comprehensive eye health and vision assessment, Dr. Roshni Echharam will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type of lens that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. We carry a large variety of contact lenses from the most popular manufacturers. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our eye doctors to determine which contact lens modality will be best for you.

After the contact lens fitting is completed, our highly skilled technicians will then work with you one-on-one to teach you the correct method of inserting, removing, and cleaning your contact lenses. Appropriate contact lens care systems will be recommended to you based on the material and modality of the contact lens.

Soft Contacts

Soft contact lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, bi-weekly, or daily depending on the type selected for you. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. With the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, soft contact lenses can be worn for longer periods with greater comfort.

Bifocal Contacts

Your reading difficulties don’t mean you have to change your lifestyle or your appearance. If you currently wear single vision contact lenses for distance, there’s no reason to give up the freedom you enjoy with your contact lenses. In addition, if you currently wear glasses and shudder at the thought of wearing tell-tale bifocals, our bifocal contact lenses may be the answer for you.

We offer:

  • Convenience – we carry many popular brands in stock
  • Free shipping to your home on annual supplies of most popular contact lens brands
  • Competitive pricing – we are constantly comparing our prices to the most popular online retailers in order to keep our prices competitive and provide manufacturer rebates on many popular lenses
  • Free replacement of damaged or ripped disposable lenses
  • Free exchange of some opened and all unopened, not expired boxes of lenses if your prescription changes
  • After-care – consultation with our eye doctors if you have issues with vision, comfort, or ocular complications from wearing contact lenses
  • Guaranteed Contact lens Success program – If you’re not completely happy with your contact lenses, return them for a full refund (professional fees are not included). Ask us about our FREE contact lens consultation (does not include actual fitting)!

RGP Lenses

These lenses are made of an oxygen permeable polymer. RGP lenses offer very sharp vision and correct most vision conditions. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but are usually associated with more initial discomfort and they require a longer adaptation period. Our doctors are highly skilled in fitting, prescribing and troubleshooting gas permeable contact lenses.

Scleral Contact Lenses

At North Toronto Medical Optometry and Vision Care, we fit even the most difficult eyes in contact lenses. We have gained expertise in fitting scleral contacts lenses for medical eye conditions such as complex post-refractive surgery cases, Keratoconus and after Corneal Transplantation Surgery. Scleral lenses are also highly effective for providing stable vision correction in many patients that have undergone Radial Keratotomy surgery (R-K surgery).

Dr. Echharam and Associates uses many advanced specialized contact lens designs including Rose K, and Scleral Contact Lenses like Blanchard MSD, One Fit 2.0, Onefit Medical, ICD FlexFit, and ZenLens to give her patients the best attainable result.

Scleral lenses are large-diameter lenses designed to vault the cornea and rest on the conjunctival tissue sitting on top of the sclera. The space between the back surface of the lens and the cornea acts as a fluid reservoir. Any irregularities in the corneal surface are filled in with a gentle layer of cushioning tear-like liquid that helps provide a smooth clear surface to optimize your vision. Scleral lenses can range in size from approximately 14.5mm up to 24.0mm.

If you’ve had trouble wearing contact lenses in the past, or you’ve been told that you are not a good candidate for contacts, large diameter scleral contact lenses may be the solution for you. Benefits of scleral lenses include:

  • Sharper vision
  • Greater durability
  • Less risk of complications
  • More comfort to protect your sensitive cornea
Scleral Contact Lenses are especially beneficial for patients that have the following conditions:
  • Irregular corneas caused by eye conditions such as keratoconus, laser eye surgery complications and radial keratotomy can lead to vision problems like ghosting, halos & distortions. These eyes cannot be corrected properly with glasses or soft contact lenses. Scleral Contact Lenses can provide sharper vision for these eyes.
  • Dry eyes. If your eyes are too dry for conventional contact lenses, Scleral Contact Lenses can help. Scleral lenses prevent evaporation and the space between the back surface of the scleral lens and the cornea acts as a tear reservoir to keep the front of your eye moister and more comfortable. Scleral Contact Lenses can be very help for dry eye caused by Sjögren’s Syndrome.
Schedule your eye appointment today with Dr. Roshni Echharam and her team at North Toronto Medical Optometry and Vision Care for a custom Scleral Contact Lens evaluation to see the difference scleral lenses can make for your eyes. For more information

Below is a video showing how to put in (plunger and tripod method) and remove the lenses

Orthokeratology

What is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology is the use of overnight contact lens wear to temporary alter the shape of the corneas to allow for clear daytime vision without any contact lens use and to also slow down the progression of near-sightedness or myopia.

Benefits:

  • Customized: These lenses are created using a precise mapping technology that ensures they will be fitted specifically to your eyes.
  • No glasses or soft contact lenses: These lenses correct refractive errors overnight. They reshape the corneas to allow you to see clearly throughout the day without the need for glasses or contacts.
  • Non-Invasive: Ortho-k provides a non-surgical method of vision correction. This makes it great for patients who are reluctant to get surgery or who are not candidates.
  • Kids benefit greatly from Ortho-k: These lenses suppress eye growth and slow down or even halt the progression of myopia.
  • reats a variety of conditions: The technology has expanded to be able to treat conditions that include farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism.

Who are good candidates?

A variety of people are good candidates for Orthokeratology- adults of all ages who want to correct their myopia and/or have low to moderate astigmatism or children who would like their high or progressing myopia to be managed. Orthokeratology is a good option for those who are not eligible for surgery, are reluctant to get surgery, or do not want to worry about glasses and contact lenses.

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