Get the Perfect Fit with Specialty Contact Lenses in Ottawa

As contact lens technology evolves and advances, more and more people are deciding to use them in everyday life. There are even contact lenses now that you can comfortably wear overnight! Contact lenses wearers range from teens just out of their first pair of glasses, athletes looking to minimize distractions and maximize their field of view, to everyday users looking for something less obtrusive than glasses. If you want to get new contact lenses in the Ottawa area, look no further than Hampton Park Optometry – we offer eye exams, fittings for new lenses and can even ship your lenses directly to your home or office for ease of convenience. Call today to book an appointment with us.

Contact lenses can be used to correct a wide variety of eyesight problems, including:

  • Short-sightedness (Myopia)
  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
  • Astigmatism
  • Diminishing vision as you age


As single use lenses are now available to suit most eyes and prescriptions, you may be surprised how inexpensive an option this is for you and your family. Here are just a few of the benefits of getting contact lenses:

  • Wider field of clear vision – When you’re wearing glasses, they typically offer a crisp and clear view when looking directly out of them. With contacts, you get a wider field of clear vision so you won’t miss things in your peripherals.
  • An unrestricted feeling – Simply put them in and go. You’ll be able to go about your daily tasks without worrying that your glasses will get in the way or stop you from being able to do things, such as coming into a warm building from the cold or being able to see when you go for a swim in the pool.
  • Self-esteem boosts – Especially for those in their formative years (teens), having glasses can single a person out, make them feel more self-conscious, or even get them bullied. Getting fitted with contact lenses can ensure your child can mitigate these instances and feelings.
  • Ease of wear during sports – Having contacts allows you to participate in sports just the same as someone with perfect vision without the need for eyewear or a stop in play if you lose your glasses.
  • Ease of use with sunglasses or protective eyewear – With contacts, there’s no need to get custom sunglasses, lenses, or protective eyewear. You’ll be able to purchase and use any and all additional lenswear.
  • Durability – Especially important for those with children, contact lenses are durable and won’t break like glasses.
  • Aesthetically pleasing – You can get different colours of contact lenses to suit your daily moods.


We dispense re-useable, maintainable lenses that are disposed on biweekly or monthly schedules when appropriate. If you have any questions about what lenses are best for you, please don’t hesitate in getting in touch with us or ask us at your next appointment if contact lenses are a good fit for you and your lifestyle.

For your convenience we are able to direct ship contact lenses to your home or office and we carry lenses from all major North American manufacturers.


Big Box Stores and Internet Purchasing

We naturally hope that you will entrust your long term vision health and contact lens comfort to us, to allow us to keep you in current technology as new products come to market, to make adjustments as your eye changes or lifestyle needs dictate and to troubleshoot any tolerance or eye health issues that may arise. This is our commitment to you with a lens purchase from us.

If you elect to purchase lenses elsewhere, they (the vendor) bear this same responsibility to you. If you have comfort, vision or product quality issues with your lenses provided by another optical professional or site, call them and ask them to provide you with the care you deserve. If your provider is unable to, we will remain available to you to manage your concerns (consulting fees will apply).

If you have completed an appropriate trial with us or are an adapted wearer of lenses from us we will provide you with your contact lens parameters on request. Get in touch with us for more information.

IF YOU WISH US TO TROUBLESHOOT YOUR CONTACT LENSES, MAKE SURE YOU WEAR THEM TO THE ASSESSMENT

I have keratoconus and have been told that I must wear contact lenses or I will need eye surgery to fix it. Is this true?

Keratoconus is one of a group of corneal distortion syndromes causing progressive ‘pointing’ and thinning of the cornea resulting in distorted vision which is ultimately not correctable with eyeglasses. Undiagnosed keratoconus patients go through rapid spectacle prescriptions changes and frequently lose faith in the doctor as “none of my glasses are any good”. It develops in your twenties and likely has done its business by age forty. Fortunately it doesn’t result in corneal grafting surgery as often as is suggested and newer, less invasive surgeries are available to help ‘put the brakes’ on the progression.


Ways to Treat Your Keratoconus

Early keratoconus is managed with eyeglasses until they become ineffective. Specialty soft contact lenses may help but typically hard contact lenses, sometimes on a (piggyback) cushion soft contact lens or hard lenses with a soft skirt or shell (semi scleral) lenses to vault over the distorted cornea are employed.

Pellucid marginal degeneration and post-lasik corneal ectasia (bulging of the surgically thinned cornea) will cause similar concerns. If your condition evolved to requiring a corneal graft, a specialty contact lens design may still be required post-operation.

Dr. Tripp and Guerrette are happy to guide you through your corneal distortion syndrome management with in-depth counselling, measurements of corneal thickness, topography and maximizing your vision and comfort with specialty contact lens designs. Call our office in Ottawa today to learn more.

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