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:
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:
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 PurchasingWe 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 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.