Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in Calgary

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Low-Key Vision Correction with Contact Lenses

Ever get the feeling you want a break from your glasses? Not necessarily a permanent separation, just some time to enjoy clear sight without frames. If you’re heading for an outdoor adventure in the rain or getting active while playing sports, it can be frustrating to have to constantly wipe your glasses or worry about breaking the frames.

Enter contact lenses.

Contacts are a popular alternative for vision correction, and they can be useful from both a practical and fashionable standpoint. Come in for a contact lens exam to see what contact lenses are right for you!

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Finding the Fit for You

We aren’t happy until you’re completely satisfied. Our patient-centric approach to eye care means we take the time to find the contact lenses that suit your eye. Contacts should be easy and comfortable to wear!

After sending you out into the world with a pair of contacts to test, we’ll want to see you again soon to make sure they work correctly. Make sure you follow all the care instructions we give you to keep your eyes healthy and comfortable!

How Contact Lens Exams Are Different

Your contact lens exam will include many of the same tests performed in your standard eye exam, but there are some extra steps.

One of the tools we use to find you the right contacts is corneal topography. Corneal topography maps out a 3D image of the cornea (the front of your eye). Seeing the curve of your eye in detail helps us choose contacts that will fit comfortably.


Special measurements need to be taken during a contact lens exam to make sure we find the perfect pair for you. These include measurements of your:

  • Cornea: The curvature of the cornea and its overall health need to be evaluated to make sure contact lenses can work properly with your eyes.
  • Pupil: The size of your pupil is measured, often with technology as simple and reliable as a ruler.
  • Iris: We measure your iris in a similar way to the pupil. This measurement is particularly important if you want coloured contacts.
  • Tear film: Since contact lenses sit directly on your eye, we need to evaluate your tear film to make sure it can support contacts. Otherwise, your eyes may feel uncomfortably dry.

Your contact lens prescription includes unique measurements, such as:

  • The brand of the contact lenses that best fit.
  • The curvature of the optical zone of the lenses (called the base curve, or BC).
  • The diameter of the lenses.
  • An expiration date for purchasing replacement lenses.

Types of Lenses

We offer different types of contact lenses for various eye conditions and vision correction needs.

Soft Lenses

Soft contact lenses are made of a gel-like material. They’re thin, flexible, comfortable, and one of the most common contacts people use.

Soft lenses are often designed to be worn for different amounts of time. We offer daily disposable lenses to be tossed out after each use and lenses that you replace monthly.

Rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses are made from a durable plastic that lets oxygen through to the eye.
They offer several benefits over soft lenses, like crisp, clear vision, good durability, and an easier care system, but they do take a bit more time to adjust to.
RGP lenses are available in daily and extended wear options.

Orthokeratology (ortho-k) lenses gently reshape the front of the eye. They’re worn overnight, so you wake up with sharper vision. With ortho-k lenses, you may not need glasses during the day!

Orthokeratology lenses are a type of rigid gas permeable lenses, meaning they’re made of harder plastic but still allow oxygen to pass through to your eye.

Our Brands

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Air Optix

Utilizing silicon hydrogel technology, Air Optix contact lenses are well known for comfort and oxygen permeability. They are available in a variety of prescriptions and varieties, including toric lenses.

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Marchon introduced the cutting edge Airlock Collection in 2001. Their minimalistic styling is paired with a contemporary twist and offers a wide array of colors, materials, and shapes for both men and women.

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Alcon has one mission: to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon is uniquely poised to serve every contact lens wearer by addressing the full life cycle of their needs.

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Alcon Air Optix

The AIR OPTIX® family of breathable contact lenses lets you focus on your life, not your contact lenses. They provide clear vision and consistent comfort††. Plus, the monthly replacement schedule is easy to remember.

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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.

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Mediflex Elite 1 Day

Mediflex Elite 1 Day contact lenses by CooperVision are spherical contact lenses crafted from silicone hydrogel. These breathable lenses are made using WetLoc technology, which mimics your eye’s natural moisture system and fortifies your eyes against dryness.

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