Contact Lenses are medical devices in Ontario, as they pose a significant risk to the eye. A contact lens fitting and assessment by an Optometrist, and following an Optometrist's recommendations for contact lens wear and hygiene is the best way to reduce the chance of developing sight-threatening eye infection or inflammation.
New Dimension Eye Care works has partnered with the following contact lens manufacturers to provide optimal comfort and clarity to patients:
- Cooper Vision
We fit patients in different frequencies of soft contact lenses:
- Dailies - Most often used by patients who wish to wear contact lenses less than 3-4 times/week, or on special occasions, or as otherwise recommended by the optometrist. Dailies reduce the risk of infection or inflammation, as they are only worn for 1 day (up to 10 hours) and then disposed of.
- Monthlies - These contact lenses are worn during the day, and then cleaned and stored in a disinfecting solution over-night. This modality is only approved for 30 days of wear time, before they must be disposed of.
We also fit patients in different types of contact lenses, whether it is for distance or for both distance and reading:
- Single vision contact lenses - these include powers for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
- Multi-focal contact lenses - are essentially bifocal contact lenses where the contact lens has a combination of distance and reading power integrated within the lens. Patients who where bifocal glasses or progressive glasses have the opportunity to set down their glasses and wear contact lenses for distance and reading/near work. It is however important to keep in mind that since multi-focal contact lenses provide both distance and near vision, there may be some minor compromise to the quality of clarity for both distances.
- Mono-vision - Mono-vision is a modified single vision contact lens fitting, whereby, one eye is fit with a distance contact lens, while the other eye is fit with a lens for reading/near work. With this type of contact lens fitting, clarity of vision is not compromised unlike multi-focal contact lenses, however the patient must adapt to having one eye function more powerfully for distance and the other eye for near work. In some cases, depth and 3-D may be slightly impacted by the mono-vision contact lenses.
At the contact lens assessment and fitting, the Optometrist will determine the best fitting frequency and type for you, as well as ensure that the contact lens moves and sits correctly on the eye, for optimal comfort, clarity and to reduce the risk of developing an eye infection or inflammation.
We look forward to seeing you at New Dimension Eye Care for your contact lens fitting, assessment and/or evaluation.