Contact Lens Exams, Fitting, & Brands in Ottawa

Contact Lenses Provide Clarity & Convenience

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Although glasses are a wonderful way to embellish your look, they aren’t always perfectly suited for every situation or lifestyle.

Whether you enjoy a frame-free look or you prefer contact lenses for sports or work, we want you to enjoy healthy, comfortable vision.

Before wearing contact lenses, we need to make sure your eyes will support them. eyeDOCS takes care of it all.

The Contact Lens Exam & Fitting Process

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A contact lens exam provides an in-depth eye health analysis specific to contact lens wear. We want to measure the health of your eyes, tears, and cornea to ensure your eyes will support contact lenses before we prescribe them. 

eyeDOCS uses corneal topography and optical coherence tomography to capture detailed images of your eye health.

If you’re already a contact lens wearer, we will ensure your lenses are still working for you and make adjustments as needed.

We will prescribe new contact lens wearers with fitting lenses determined by eye measurements and lifestyle factors. You will be asked to wear the fitting lenses and come back for a follow-up appointment to ensure they are providing you with the most comfortable and clear vision possible.

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Types of Contact Lenses

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There are several different types of contact lenses to suit a variety of lifestyles and eye health needs. The types of contact lenses available range from soft to hard, daily use to extended wear, and include specialty lenses intended to correct or treat eye health issues.

Soft Contact Lenses

Lenses made from soft plastic polymers that conform to the shape of the cornea are called soft contact lenses and are the most popular type of contact lenses worn. Soft contact lenses are available in a variety of options from daily to extended wear, tinted and colour options, and more.

Soft lenses are a great option for sportswear and everyday use, but they aren’t suitable for everyone.

Made from harder materials than soft contact lenses, rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses allow more oxygen to enter the eye. They are ideal for providing crisp vision and can be an excellent option to correct astigmatism and for people who struggle with dry eyes.

The initial adjustment period can be longer than soft contact lenses, but RGP lenses pose many advantages for those who can’t comfortably or safely wear soft lenses.

We can control eye growth in children who are developing myopia, a condition where the eyeball grows too long or the cornea becomes too curved, impacting distance vision.

Myopia control 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.

Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, lenses are used to gently reshape the eye at night to provide clearer vision throughout the day. These lenses are made of rigid gas permeable materials and are often used to help correct astigmatism.

eyeDOCS may prescribe Dreamlens, BE Retainer, CRT Paragon, or GOV ortho-k lenses to help you achieve clearer vision throughout the day. The type prescribed to you will depend on what lens will best suit your eyes. We use OrthoTool to ensure you are getting a customized fit.

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.

Promote Your Vision

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Contact lenses provide you with clarity, comfort, and convenience of viewing the world without frames on your face. Make sure you’re protecting your eyes by scheduling routine contact lens exams with eyeDOCS.

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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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