Like many technologies showing major breakthroughs and improvements over time, contact lenses are no exception. At Sun Valley Optometry, we specialize in offering these incredible types of lenses. Even if you tried contacts three years ago with little success, your experience could be a very different one now.
Imagine a contact lens that makes your eye feel more comfortable than with no lens on at all. Imagine twelve to fourteen hours of comfort, even in a dry place like Kelowna. Imagine seeing better than 20/20. These technologies are available today.
In the past, wearing contacts seemed like a huge investment of time and effort. Today, contacts are a part of a person’s vision correction portfolio and our daily disposable contact lens options are so convenient, comfortable and surprisingly cost effective, it is the way the contact lens market in Canada has shifted.
Comfortable, convenient, easy to travel with and surprisingly cost effective. This modality is the fastest growing in Canada and has become a wonderful option for part time contact lens wearers to only use them as you need them.
We are now able to correct the majority of astigmatism prescriptions with soft, comfortable lenses. Many patients with astigmatism have been told for years that contacts weren’t for them. This is no longer true! The vast majority of prescriptions even come in a variety of daily disposable options.
Another rapidly growing segment of the market are contacts to correct distance, intermediate and near for those in their forties or fifties that are experiencing changes with their near vision. You don’t need to stop wearing lenses, just switch to new technology!
With a wide variety of incredible subtle or dramatic colour enhancements available, why not consider a change to your eye colour just like you change your clothes. For special occasions or day to day use, come in for a fitting to try them for yourself
Contact lens materials have advanced significantly to decrease friction with blinking, maintain moisture and keep the natural balance of the delicate tissue on the front of the eye. All of this will give you a contact lens experience like you’ve never had.
Duette SynergEyes Hybrid contact lenses combine the visual benefits of a corneal RGP with the comfort of a soft contact lens. We can treat patients with astigmatism who also require multi-focal optics to see clear at distance and close up.
Rigid gas permeable lenses are a custom-made lens that can provide superior optics over soft contact lenses for people with astigmatism, those who have very high prescriptions, or people requiring multi-focal optics.
Scleral lenses are a larger-diameter custom lens that is useful for patients with eye diseases such as Keratoconus, Post-LASIK Ectasia, post-corneal transplant, severe dry eyes, and more.
Orthokeratology lenses are used to reshape the cornea while you sleep, similar to wearing a dental retainer, thus providing clear vision free from glasses or contact lenses during the day.
Most problems that show up with our contact lens wearers may take years for them to notice, but are changes to the health of the tissues we can observe easily during an eye exam. We recommend a full eye exam with contact lens evaluation at least every two years to ensure you can comfortably wear contacts for years to come. Get in touch with us for more information.
The most advanced technology ever seen in a contact lens. These lenses are formulated to significantly decrease friction as your eyelid blinks over the lens, thereby reducing the tired feeling many contact lens wearers experience at the end of the day.
Another amazing daily replacement lens in the Acuvue family that gives the convenience and comfort over many re-wearable lenses and is meant for those who are looking to change how frequently they change their lenses for that fresh out of the package feeling.
Everyone eventually experiences changes in their near vision and this technology will allow you to throw away your readers! Whether you are a first time contact lens wearer or are now putting readers on over your contacts, this is the solution for you.
The first new technology in a re-wearable contact lens in over a decade, this contact lens is both very comfortable and cost effective. For those everyday wearers that want maximum performance from their lenses, let us fit you in this lens.
A new breakthrough in coloured contact lenses! In the past, comfort was often traded off for changing your look, where as now you can have both. Visit us in our Kelowna office to try different colours on and see what you think.
-Dr. Mat Broschak
All of our optometrists are currently accepting new patients. Contact us today and we will be happy to help with your eye care needs.