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Not Every Contact Lens is Right For You

Just like fitting a pair of shoes, not every set of contact lenses will be comfortable, functional, or even safe for your body. Optometrists measure your eyes in unique ways when you are looking to wear contact lenses. It is common for a patient to have a different prescription for their eyeglasses and contacts lenses.

Professional contact lens fittings are the safest and most accurate way to see clearly without eyeglasses. Simcoe Optometric Clinic sources a variety of lenses for specific ocular needs. Our optometrists observe how a lens fits on your eye to make sure your purchase is the right one.

A Professional Fit Makes A Difference

If you have ever had the wrong contact lens in your eye, you know how uncomfortable it is! The scratchy feeling of ill-fitting contacts can occur when they are not sized or shaped properly for your eyes. But did you know that contacts that are too tight and not moving properly on your eye can also feel quite uncomfortable? Too tight lenses can cause damage to the cornea and increase the risk of ulceration, neovascularization and scarring. Eye doctors have the knowledge and experience to match your eye’s size, shape, and overall health with the best product available. A contact lens fitting provides more than just an eye exam.

A comprehensive eye exam is a great place to start when looking for the perfect pair of contacts. Understanding your eye shape and any refractive errors give our optometrists the baseline for your contact lens prescription. Eye exams also notify eye doctors of potential diseases or conditions that make contact lenses a poor choice.

An eyeglasses prescription is not the same as your contact lens prescription. A contact lens prescription has to take into account the shape and size of your cornea as well as the tightness of your eyelids. Contact lenses sit directly on the eyeball; eyeglasses are obviously further from your cornea. People with astigmatism, for instance, require a weighted lens that sits in a specific orientation on the eye.

Simcoe Optometric takes the fitting process seriously when we test you for contact lenses. Tiny measurements of your eye can make a giant difference in how you see and feel.

Once we have established the most accurate contact lens prescription, it’s time to select the right product. If we have your desired (and properly fitting) contacts on hand, you will leave our exam room with a trial pair to test that week. In some cases, we may need to order your custom contact lenses. You will be notified as soon as they arrive and then begin the trial period.

After about a week, we want to see you again and get your feedback about your new lenses. Again, we will measure your eyes and test your vision and make sure you are getting the most out of your lenses. If the product isn’t perfect, we’ll try another one.

Online advertisements prey on consumer convenience, claiming they can undercut prices at optometry clinics. This is not true. Simcoe Optometric Clinic gets preferred pricing from all of our suppliers and can compete with, if not be better priced than virtually any other product pricing.  Loyalty discounts are earned at routine contact lens checks towards purchases from Simcoe Optometric Clinic’s Shop. A purchase of a year’s supply of contact lenses gives you a an in-office credit towards a pair of Oakley or Etnia Barcelona sunglasses. 

 

 

Contact Lenses Designed For Your Unique Eyes

Different ocular preferences and prescriptions mean that not all lenses will feel the same on your eye. We offer various lens types and materials to best help each guest that visits our clinic.

This is a prevalent choice for customers that want comfort and flexibility in their lens. Soft contact lenses are available in daily, weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly options. Simcoe Optometric offers soft lenses in a variety of colours.

For astigmatism, toric lenses correct vision by accounting for the abnormal shape of the eye. These soft, weighted lenses are usually specific to each eye, left or right.

These are daily-wear contact lenses that slow the progression of myopia. Developed initially for 8-12-year-olds, MiSightⓇ corrects your child’s distance vision.

Known as rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, these hard lenses are more durable and good for correcting corneal astigmatism.

We fit many specialty RGP materials, and we source our products from Cardinal Contact Lens.

These types of contacts have different powered prescriptions in each part of the lens. Designed for people with presbyopia, they allow you to read up close while seeing things far away with clarity.

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Bausch + Lomb Biotrue

Biotrue One Day contact lenses are the newest innovation from Bausch and Lomb. Inspired by the biology of your eyes, the surface is designed to mimic healthy tears so that the contact lenses can retain both moisture and shape. The Biotrue technology ensures that your vision will stay consistently crisp and clear, and your eyes will feel naturally comfortable throughout the day. Biotrue also has “High Definition Optics” – designed to help reduce halos and glare – which means you get great vision in any situation.

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Bausch + Lomb Ultra

Bausch + Lomb ULTRA with MoistureSeal Technology are ideal for people who spend time on digital devices. With each lens’ ability to prevent dehydration caused by reduced blink rates Bausch and Lomb ULTRA patients have agreed that they experience superior end of day vision. Enjoy the benefits of protection against blurred vision, eye strain, and tired eyes along with the crisp clear vision from all Bausch and Lomb lenses.

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Biofinity

Unlike many other silicone hydrogel lenses, Biofinity contact lenses incorporate a naturally wettable material that maintains a hydrophilic (water-loving) property throughout the lens.  This means no surface treatments, additives, coatings, or wetting agents are needed.

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Boston Lenses and Products

Boston contact lenses are RGP contacts designed by high-quality RGP labs. Boston contact lenses provide crisp, clear vision and comfort. Boston also offers cleaner solutions to help maintain your contact lenses.

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Cooper Vision

We create and execute innovation that is unmatched in the contact lens industry. There’s much more to our story than that, however. You’ll find that what sets us apart is how we approach our business. We collaborate, we listen, and we enjoy what we do.

Our Location

You can find our practice in the Malo Professional Building on Colborne Street North. We offer plenty of parking behind our building with accessibility-friendly options available.

Our Address

100 Colborne Street North
Simcoe, ON N3Y 3V1

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Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

Monday
7:45 AM5 PM
Tuesday
7:45 AM5 PM
Wednesday
7:45 AM5 PM
Thursday
7:45 AM – 5:00 PM (Closed 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM)
Friday
7:45 AM5 PM
Saturday
7:45 AM – 12:00 PM (September – May)
Sunday
Closed
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