Start With 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.
Fitting Your Eyes With Precision
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.
The Price Myth
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.