At Vogue Optical you can choose from a wide range of options, from monthly and daily disposables to lenses that change the colour of your eyes. Contact lenses provide vision correction whether you’re a single-vision, astigmatic, or multi-focal wearer. We’ve got the options to suit your specific vision problems.
There are no fitting fees (with purchase). Our 2nd Pair Free Policy also includes contact lenses. Ask in store for details.
*Some conditions may apply.
The Do’s & Don’ts of Contact Lens Wear
Contact lenses, properly prescribed and properly maintained, will provide you with safe and comfortable vision. Precautions should be followed to ensure your safe and successful contact lens wear. Here are some dos and don’ts to keep in mind to increase the comfort, performance and safety of your contact lenses:
- Be sensible about proper hygiene. Wash your hands with mild non-cosmetic soap and dry with a lint-free towel.
- Remember that progress checks are mandatory and you should wear you contacts for at least 4 hours before your visit.
- Keep lenses wet at all times. Carry an emergency case filled with rinsing solution with you.
- Always be consistent in which lens you insert and remove first. This will eliminate inserting the wrong lens in the wrong eye and prevent the spread of germs and infection.
- Have a yearly exam even if the lenses feel comfortable. You are able to judge the comfort of the contact lenses and clarity of vision, but not the health of your eyes.
- Be very cautious about purchasing contacts from a non-licensed eye care provider, specifically the internet. Contacts aren’t made one size fits all. Proper assessments and measurements must be taken before deciding which CL is best suited for the patient.
- Do not exceed your wearing schedule. If you have a break in your schedule due to illness, etc., reduce your wearing time and build it gradually.
- Do not substitute solutions. Improper solution may damage lens materials.
- Do not store your lenses with tap water or saliva. This can cause a bacterial infection.
- Do not use eyedrops or apply medications with lenses in your eyes.
- Do not reuse the solution. Replace it every day.
- Do not tolerate discomfort. Remove the lens immediately and inspect for nicks, tears, foreign matter or an inside out lens. If the discomfort persists, discontinue wear and contact your optometrist
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Types of Contact Lenses
Today, anyone can wear contact lenses with comfort and enjoy the freedom of clear vision. Today’s contact lenses are more comfortable and healthier for your eyes than ever before. At Vogue Optical we carry the most popular brands from companies such as Coopervision and Acuvue and as always they are included in our great 2nd Pair Free Policy. You can count on the expertise of our contact lens fitters to guide you in the choice of the best product to meet your specific requirements and ensure a proper fit. When you opt for contact lenses, you deserve all the service and quality we have to offer.
Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
Daily disposable contact lenses offer superb convenience and no lens care – just wear them once and throw them away. Opticians believe daily disposables are the healthiest contact lenses for your eyes as your lenses are always new, so there is no build up of harmful deposits. Great for allergy sufferers – there are no solutions for cleaning or storage which can trigger allergy problems. Daily disposable lenses can now correct a wide range of prescriptions, from standard myopia through to torics for astigmatism, multifocal dailies and colored.
Single use lens are now available in silicone hydrogel materials, offering you the best of both worlds with 5x the breathability, combined with ultimate convenience.
Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses
The new generation of `super oxygen permeable` Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses can transmit six to seven times more oxygen through to your eye than conventional soft contact lenses, so are much healthier for your eyes.
Silicone contact lenses contain less water than conventional soft lenses, so are less prone to drying out, are more resistant to protein deposits and have easier handling due to the greater rigidity of the lenses.
Toric/Astigmatism Contact Lenses
Toric contact lenses are designed to correct astigmatism in your prescription. Advances in lens technology have resulted in lenses that can not only correct your vision to a very high standard, but also provide superb comfort and stability of vision.
Toric lenses now come in a new material to help with dry eyes, like Proclear Torics, and are even available in daily toric lenses for the ultimate convenience.
Monthly Disposable Contact Lenses
Monthly contact lenses now come in a wide variety of materials and powers to suit most customers requirements. Monthly lenses are designed to be worn for up to 30 days and removed, cleaned and stored in contact lens solution each night.
Silicone Hydrogel Contact Lenses can now correct astigmatism and are available for full continuous wear as well as daily disposables and standard monthly wear lenses.
Coloured Contact Lenses
Coloured contact lenses are designed to correct your vision and change your eye colour. Colours available today are very natural, with opaque lenses designed for darker eyes and enhancers for lighter coloured eyes. If you don`t wear glasses – don`t worry! You can order coloured lenses in zero power so that you can still change the colour of your eyes to any colour you want.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal contact lenses are a great option for those customers who now need reading glasses over their contact lenses to help them with close work. Now both distance and near vision is corrected in the one contact lens, in a similar way to bifocal glasses.
For true convenience, Multifocal contact lenses now come as a daily progressive lens so that you can wear them once and throw them away.
Will multifocal contact lenses work for me? Most people who try multifocal contact lenses are happy with them. But some compromises may be necessary when you wear these lenses. For example, your distance vision with multifocal contact lenses may not seem clear enough, or you may have troubles with glare at night or not being able to see small print.
In some cases, a better solution for presbyopia may be a monovision or modified monovision fitting of regular (“single vision”) contact lenses.
In monovision, you wear a single vision contact lens on one eye for your distance vision and a single vision contact lens on the other eye that has a prescription for your near vision. In modified monovision, you wear a single vision “distance lens” on one eye and a multifocal contact lens on the other eye to help you see better up close.
To determine the best contact lenses for your vision needs call our office for a consultation.
call our office for a consultation.
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