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Disposable Contact Lenses

Are All 1-Day Contact Lenses the Same?

If you wear shoe size 8, do all shoes in this size feel equally comfortable? Of course not. Similarly, one size does not fit all for one-day contact lenses. Even if your vision is perfect and you want special eye colour-changing contacts, a contact lens fitting is important. Why?

disposable contact lenses calgary abAt Foresight Eyecare, your northwest Calgary eye doctor, your optometrist will measure the contour of your eyes and find the lens design that most closely matches the shape of your eye. Wearing the right daily contact lens can be easy and hassle free. An ill-fitting lens can cause abrasions to your cornea or conjunctiva (front surface of the eyes). If this persists, eye can feel “dry” and eventually may result in infections or ulcers.

Lens material can also be very comfortable for one person, yet cause sensitivities in somebody else. The lens is packaged in a solution, and on occasion the preservative or other wetting agents within the package solution may also cause eye irritation.

New technologies in disposable contact lenses have produced many new brands of daily contact lenses. Improved breathability, reduced dryness, and a fresh new contact lens every day provides comfort and convenience like never before. More complex lens prescriptions are also now available in 1-day contact lenses, such as astigmatism and multifocal powers.
Wearing one day contact lenses can be a great experience for campers, swimmers, kids, and people who have difficulty cleaning lenses or remembering when they are supposed to replace their contact lenses. Contact lenses should be customized to fit you and your lifestyle, so ensure you get the right fitting lens from your eye doctor, as all 1-day contacts are NOT the same.

At Foresight EyeCare we carry all of the major disposable brands including Bausch and Lomb’s Biotrue ONEday contact lenses and Alcon’s DAILIES TOTAL1® water gradient contact lenses

Call our eye doctors for a NW Calgary eye exam and contact lens fitting. Come in and check out our selection!

 

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

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Please note our upcoming holiday schedule:

Starting tomorrow December 22nd will be closed through December 26th. Additionally, we will be closing early on New Year’s eve at 3:00 pm and we will reopen Saturday, January 2nd.

We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.