Eye Effects in Calgary & Didsbury

Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in Calgary & Didsbury

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Say Goodbye to Your Glasses

Clear vision can feel even better when your face is unencumbered by eyewear. Contact lenses provide vision correction without the need to wear eyeglasses.

Whether you want a temporary break from your glasses or a permanent lifestyle change, our eye doctors are ready to help you find a solution.

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How Can I Get Contact Lenses?

Switching to contact lenses is easy! The process starts with a contact lens eye exam, which includes everything you get in a regular eye exam—plus a few extra considerations.

Once the standard portion of the exam is complete, our eye doctors will ask you some simple questions about your lifestyle and medical needs. By reviewing your answers to these questions and the results from your test, we can determine:

  • Whether you would be more comfortable with extended wear lenses or daily disposables.
  • The best type of contact lenses for your eyes.
  • Whether you have medical considerations (such as astigmatism or dry eye syndrome) that might require specific lenses.

Whether you have vision problems (such as presbyopia) that might require a particular type of lens.

After your contact lens exam is over, we’ll perform a contact lens fitting where we measure:

These factors help us recommend contacts that will correct your vision comfortably. We then supply you with trial lenses and supervise you for a brief period while you wear them.

If you’re happy with the way the trial lenses fit and function, we place an order on your behalf and teach you how to take care of them. We’ll also schedule follow-up appointments as needed to make sure your new contacts are performing as intended.

What Kinds of Contact Lenses Should I Use?

Soft contact lenses are a popular choice for many people because of their comfort, convenience, and relatively low cost. The majority of soft contacts are made from silicone hydrogel, which allows oxygen to travel through the contact and supply your cornea with vital nutrients.

Soft contacts come in a variety of shapes, such as spherical, toric, and multifocal. They also come in daily disposable and extended wear varieties. Our eye doctors will help you determine the correct shape of lens for your eyes and provide you with options that suit your lifestyle.

RGP lenses are made of firm silicone compounds that create a smooth refractive surface. This smooth surface makes them extremely useful for correcting astigmatism, which is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea.

The solid nature of RGP contacts also makes them more durable and longer-lasting than other types. However, some people find these lenses difficult to wear, and they can become dislodged more easily than soft contacts. Ask your eye doctor whether RGP lenses may be right for you.

What Lens Shape Do My Eyes Need?

Your contact lens exam can also tell us what lens shape will work best with your eyes. Common lens shapes include:

  • Aspheric: these lenses are thinner and flatter than regular spherical lenses. Their shape allows them to correct astigmatism.
  • Toric: each axis of these lenses (vertical and horizontal) has different prescription. Toric lenses are commonly used to correct moderate or severe astigmatism and are weighted near the bottom to prevent them from moving when you blink.

Multifocal: these lenses have different prescriptions at various points on their surface, allowing you to focus at a range of distances depending on where you look. People with presbyopia often use multifocal lenses.

Our Brands

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ACUVUE

The options are nearly endless when it comes to ACUVUE® brand contact lenses – the #1 contact lens brand in the world. Long-lasting comfort and clear vision can be yours with a contact lens in the ACUVUE® brand family.

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Acuvue Oasys With Transitions

ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ The Contact Lens That Knows Light™! These contacts are the first lens of their type to act like traditional transitions lenses- they darken when exposed to sunlight, ensuring all-day, anywhere comfort! These lenses also filter UV rays and harmful blue light, promoting long-lasting eye health.

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Air Optix Colors

AIR OPTIX COLORS offers a wide variety of colors, from subtle to vibrant effects. You will enjoy the stunning colors while feeling comfortable with their smooth surface technology.  Every pair is breathable, which allows for healthy-looking eyes, whether with or without vision correction.

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Biofinity

Unlike many other silicone hydrogel lenses, Biofinity contact lenses incorporate a naturally wettable material that maintains a hydrophilic (water-loving) property throughout the lens.  This means no surface treatments, additives, coatings, or wetting agents are needed.

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Dailies Total 1

Discover a new era in contact lens comfort. Designed with a surface of over 80%* water content, nearly the same as the surface of your eye, Dailies Total 1 leave a feeling of exceptional comfort until the end of your day.

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Dailies Total 1

Excellent comfort until the end of the day with breathable construction. This lens is designed to provide a surface that’s over 80% water, mimicking the same as the surface of your eye. Dailies Total 1 provide a new era in daily disposables.

Where to find us

Eye Effects

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

Contact Information

Our Address

#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Forsight Vision Centre

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza, behind Home Hardware and Dick’s Auto Service.

Contact Information

Our Address

2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM3 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Find us in the Strathcona Square Shopping Centre, just past Sobeys and next to RBC Royal Bank.

Contact Information

Our Address

#108-555 Strathcona Boulevard SW
Calgary, AB T3H 2S8

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM4 PM
Tuesday
9 AM7 PM
Wednesday
9 AM4 PM
Thursday
9 AM7 PM
Friday
9 AM3 PM
Saturday
9 AM3 PM
Sunday
Closed

Find our Didsbury office in Didsbury Plaza, behind Home Hardware and Dick’s Auto Service.

Contact Information

Our Address

2032 17th Avenue
Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0

Office Hours

Monday
9 AM5 PM
Tuesday
9 AM5 PM
Wednesday
9 AM5 PM
Thursday
9 AM3 PM
Friday
9 AM5 PM
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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