Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to glasses for people of all ages. Even children can wear contact lenses, and may benefit from the effects of them, because they can help reduce myopia.
If you have had difficulty wearing contact lenses comfortably in the past, or were told you weren’t a good candidate, today’s lenses may work well for you. Even individuals with dry eyes, astigmatism and those who require bifocals or progressives can successfully wear contact lenses.
Our contact lens fitting process is very thorough and includes checking your refraction, corneal shape and ocular health. This allows us to fit you with the best contact lenses to suit your visual and lifestyle needs. Our staff will teach you how to properly handle your contact lenses, including how to put them in and take them out.
Book your contact lens fitting today, so we can find the right contact lenses for you.
Before we fit you with contact lenses we will perform a comprehensive eye exam to check your prescription and evaluate your ocular health. We also use an instrument called a corneal topographer to measure the curvature of your corneas.This information will help us determine if you are a good candidate for contact lenses and if so, ensure that your contact lenses will fit properly.
There are a variety of contact lens options based on your visual needs and lifestyle. From a visual needs standpoint, there are spherical and toric contact lenses (to correct astigmatism). There are also multifocal lenses for those who need correction for distance and near. From a lifestyle perspective, some people choose one-use disposables for ease of care, while others prefer two week or monthly lenses that are removed nightly and cleaned.
Once we have narrowed down your choices to the the best option for you, we will send you home with a trial pair of contacts so you can wear them for a few days and test them out for clarity and comfort. We will see you back for a follow up appointment approximately a week later. If you are happy with your lenses and they are fitting properly, we will write you a contact lens prescription and order a supply for you. If they aren’t just right, we will try another kind until we find the brand of lenses that is ideal for you.
Elite Vision Therapy Centre offers a wide range of contact lens brands and specialty lenses.
Astigmatism is a curvature of the eye that causes the prescription to be different along the horizontal and vertical axes. This variation in refraction results in two focal points instead of just one. Toric contact lenses correct this variation in curvature. These lenses are weighted so that they don’t rotate, ensuring the proper orientation on your eye, and stable, clear vision throughout the day.
As most people approach their mid 40’s they experience difficulty focusing on objects at near. This is called presbyopia, and results from the normal stiffening of the lens in the eye. Whether you need glasses for distance as well or just for reading, multifocal contact lenses offer clarity at all distances. They have a gradient of prescription throughout the lens that allows the wearer to see at distance and near.
Multifocal contact lenses also help alleviate eye strain at near, particularly for children with myopia. These lenses can help to manage or control the rate of myopia progression.
Orthokeratology also known as Ortho-K is the process of wearing rigid gas permeable contact lenses overnight while you sleep to slowly, gently change the shape of the cornea, reducing the prescription. Ortho-K lenses are typically used for myopia control in children, flattening the cornea overnight, so your child doesn’t need to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day.
Located on Scarlett Road in Etobicoke, just south of Eglinton Avenue W. and across from the Humber River, Elite Vision Therapy Centre is centrally located to achieve your primary eye care and vision therapy need.
|Monday||8:30 AM to 1:00 PM
By Appointment Only
|Tuesday||8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM - 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM - 8:00 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM - 2:00 PM|
|Saturday||9:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
|As of June 1st, 2019:||8:30 AM – 2:00 PM|