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Contact Lenses and Vision

Contact lenses are a great alternative to traditional eyeglasses for correcting any vision problems, particularly for patients with an active lifestyle.

Through a comprehensive contact lens fitting, our eye doctors can help determine whether or not contact lenses are the right choice for you and can advise you on how best to look after them to ensure your vision stays clear & healthy.

Not Sure If Contact Lenses Are Right For You? Book a Calgary Eye Exam To Find Out!

5 Contact Lens Myths Debunked

Contact lenses are one of the most convenient ways of correcting your vision. Unfortunately, many patients still hold a negative view towards contacts and some are even afraid of trying them.

At Market Mall Optometry, we’re certain that you will enjoy wearing contact lenses but we want you to be sure too. Our patients' comfort is our number one priority.

Here is the truth behind 5 of the most common contact lens myths:

  1. I’ll never be able to put a contact lens in my eye

While it’s true that it takes some practice to get used to contact lenses, it won’t take long to get the hang of it.

At Market Mall Optometry, our eye doctors conduct a comprehensive contact lens fitting during which we will:

  • Show you how to put your lenses in and take them out
  • Go over any dos & don’ts of contact lens wear
  • Provide a FREE trial pair to ensure you are fully comfortable with your lens choice
  • Answer any questions you may have

Before you leave, we always ensure you’re completely confident with your choice and encourage our contact lens patients to schedule regular eye-exams so we can make sure your vision always remains comfortable and clear.

Learn More: Calgary Contact Lens Fittings

  1. Contact lenses require too much maintenance

Contrary to popular belief, contact lenses are extremely easy to take care of. At Market Mall Optometry, we provide a one bottle contact lens care system that makes cleaning and disinfecting your lenses a breeze.

Alternatively, you could opt out of contact lens cleaning altogether by choosing daily disposables or 30-day extended wear contact lenses. Our eye doctors can help you make the most suitable choice during your eye exam.

Learn More: Tips For Looking After Your Contact Lenses

  1. Children can’t wear contact lenses

There is no ‘official’ age you can start wearing contact lenses. It mostly depends on whether or not the optometrist believes the patient is mature and responsible enough to do so safely.

During a contact lens fitting, our eye doctors can walk you through the contact lens process and help determine whether or not your child is old enough to begin wearing lenses.

Learn More: Is My Child Old Enough For Contact Lenses?

  1. Contact lenses can cause eye problems

It is true that wearing contact lenses may increase your risk of developing certain eye problems. However, if you follow the clean & care instructions given by your optometrist during the eye exam, wearing contact lenses is extremely safe.

Just remember to follow the replacement schedule recommended by the optometrist during the contact lens fitting!

Learn More: Why You Should Replace Your Contact Lenses On Time

  1. My Prescription is Too Weird For Contact Lenses

Almost all glasses wearers can use contact lenses. At Market Mall Optometry, we offer a wide range of contact lenses including varifocal and bifocal lenses. So whatever prescription is determined during your eye exam, there’s most certainly a contact lens for you!

Learn More: Contact Lenses For Dry Eyes

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To learn more about the cost and benefits of contact lenses, contact our Calgary eye clinic today at 403-286-4884.


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