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Specialty Eyewear in Ottawa

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At eyeDOCS, we’re proud to offer several types of specialty eyewear to provide clear vision for several eye conditions.

Comprehensive eye exams can help determine if you would benefit from specialty eyewear. Book yours today.

Types of Specialty Lenses

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Several different types of contact lenses can help with many eye conditions, like myopia, keratoconus, presbyopia, and more.

Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, lenses gently reshape patients’ eyes while they sleep, providing clearer vision throughout the day. The lenses are worn at night and removed during the day.  These lenses are made of rigid gas permeable materials that allow oxygen to pass through the lens to the eye.

Using Hoya’s patented Defocus Incorporated Multiple Segments (DIMS) Technology, MiyoSmart lenses are inserted into a pair of stylish and fun frames. These lenses create defocus areas to cue the eye to stop elongating—all while correcting the refractive error caused by myopia.

Myopia control contact lenses correct the refractive error caused by myopia and send the signal that it’s time for the eyes to slow their elongation.

MiSight 1 day lenses are suitable for children as young as 8 years old and have been shown to reduce myopia progression by 59%. MiSight uses 2 treatment zones to create myopic defocus, causing the image to focus in front of the retina, correcting vision to slow the elongation of the eye.

Multifocal lenses feature 2 sections to correct myopic vision and signal to the eyes that it is time to stop elongating. One section corrected the refractive error, providing clearer distance vision, and the other section adds focusing power to bring peripheral vision into focus in front of the retina.

Instead of resting on your cornea, scleral contact lenses rest on your sclera—the white part of your eye. This vaulted feature makes scleral lenses an excellent option for people who struggle with irregular corneas and many other conditions.

Get the Right Lenses For Your Eyes

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Whether you require typical corrective lenses or specialty corrective lenses, the optometry team at eyeDOCS can help. Book your appointment today to talk to us about your vision needs and have your eyes examined.

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Find A Location In Ottawa

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eyeDOCS Barrhaven

Just off the Fallowfield Road exit of Highway 416, we provide eye care for all patients in this area. Services are available in English and French.

  • 4100 Strandherd Dr
  • Ottawa, ON K2J 0V2

Saturdays are open on alternate weeks. Please call or check Google Business profile to verify.

eyeDOCS Kanata

Find us across from the Kanata Research Park and down the street from the Richcraft Recreation Centre. Services are available in English and Spanish.

  • 700 March Rd
  • Ottawa, ON K2K 2V9

Saturdays are open on alternate weeks. Please call or check Google Business profile to verify.

eyeDOCS Riverside South

In the heart of Riverside South conveniently serving: Manotick, Greely, and Barrhaven. We are happy to treat the surrounding communities for all their optical needs in English or French.

  • 4452 Limebank Rd
  • Ottawa, ON K1V 2N8

eyeDOCS Ottawa

Our flagship office is located in Alta Vista near Billings Bridge Shopping Centre. Services are available in English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, and Portuguese.

  • 1285 Kilborn Ave
  • Ottawa, ON K1H 6K9

eyeDOCS Westboro

Find us in the heart of the Westboro Village on Richmond Road near the corner of Eden Avenue. We provide services in English, French, Cantonese, and Spanish.

  • 298 Richmond Road
  • Ottawa, ON K1Z 6X5
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