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Change It Up With Coloured Contacts

Do you want a fresh look for your eyes? There are many colour contact lenses you can choose from to subtly enhance or noticeably change your eye colour.

With all the colour contact lenses on the market today, you are sure to find what you’re looking for. Whether your eyes are dark or light, colour contact lenses can change the colour of your eyes and give you a new, beautiful and natural look. Colour contact lenses are available in monthly replacement, two-week replacement and daily disposable lens options.  You can even get a "rainbow pack" if you cannot decide on just one colour.

When choosing a colour contact lens, take into account your natural eye colour, hair colour, skin tone and the type of change you'd like to make. If you want to explore different colour options and see how these lenses will change your look, your optometrist may guide you as you try on different colours to see how they transform your look.

It's important to buy contacts from a trained contact lens fitter only. Why?  Because not all contact lenses fit the same way, even if they are not prescription lenses.   A lens with no prescription may still scratch the eye and cause damage called corneal abrasion, or even a corneal ulcer if it rubs badly enough against the eye.   Always remember that contact lenses are considered medical devices.   Make sure to stay away from colour contact lens suppliers that may carry unregulated contacts coloured with hazardous dyes. Whether colour contacts are used as prescription lenses to improve your vision or to simply boost your own colour, they need to be fitted and prescribed by your optometrist. So be sure to visit us to find out about your colour contact lens options.

Thank you for trusting your eyecare with us over the years.  The Foresight Eyecare team follows the government mandate to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.  After December 2020 announcements made by the Alberta Government, our clinic is following the revised Infection Prevention and Control policy by the Alberta College of Optometrists.

Patients interested in obtaining eye exam services or eye care products can be seen by appointment only.  Please call ahead, and staff will arrange an appointment time and ask COVID-19 screening questions.  If you have any symptoms of cough, fever, runny nose or shortness of breath, we ask that you call or e-mail us and do not attend the clinic for your scheduled visit.   Within the clinic, please wear a mask and use the hand sanitizer at reception.  Our clinic complies with the City of Calgary bylaw requiring mask covering over the age of two years old.  For patients who are unable to wear a face covering due to medical reasons, the patient can be scheduled for an appointment at a time when minimal number of other patients are in the clinic such as at the beginning or end of the day to ensure appropriate physical distancing requirements.

We are using disposable disinfectant wipes on all surfaces and devices such as front desk counters, chairs, handles in exam rooms and waiting room.  All eyewear that have been touched by patients are continually being sanitized.   Any toys and magazines are stored at this time.  Examination areas are being sanitized with hospital grade disinfectant.  Debit and credit cards but NO CASH payments will be accepted.

COVID-19 symptoms are not always obvious.  We want to fend off this pandemic and minimize risk to our patients and the Foresight staff as front line health workers.   Contact that is closer than 2 m (6 feet) is to be avoided, with barriers in place when this cannot be avoided. We choose to continue to do our work and cautiously take care of our patients with compassion, humility, gentleness, and patience.   It is a challenging and new experience for many of us, so let‘s support each other and prevent virus spread!  Beyond 2020, our focus is on take care of you and keeping Clean Hands, Clear Heads and Open Hearts.   For more information, please refer to the following web pages or phone Health Link 811.

www.albertahealthservices.ca

www.collegeofoptometrists.ab.ca

Drs. Dianna Leong, Anh Bui, Andrew Chan