Contact Lenses

We Fit All Types of Contact Lenses

Dr. Alex G. Wilson & Associates is a Calgary optometrist offering a fine selection of contact lenses at competitive prices. We fit all types of contact lenses with most prescriptions in stock, including disposables, toric lenses for astigmatism, gas-permeable lenses, tinted cosmetic lenses, etc. Additionally, we do stock disposable lenses for immediate delivery. Major brands we carry include:

  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • CooperVision®
  • CIBA VISION®

Have Questions about Our Selection & Pricing? Contact Us!

For more information on our selection of contact lenses or on our pricing, please contact us or visit our main office in the Deerfoot Mall or our satellite office in the Westbrook Mall. Both of our clinics are easily accessible and offer ample free parking.

How To Remove Contact Lenses

Properly removing your contact lenses is an important factor contributing to the health of your eyes and the longevity of your contacts. After all, you want to be able to see the Flames beat the Oilers or the Calgary Stampede next summer. We all want to see those things with clarity so here’s our steps on how to remove your contact lenses.

At first the removal process may seem a bit tricky, however over time and with daily practice, you will find it becomes an easy step in your nightly routine. Below we have provided a step by step guide for removing your contacts safely and with ease.

Once you have filled up your contact case with fresh solution or saline, wash your hands with soap and warm water. Washing your hands is a crucial step in guaranteeing debris left on your hands does not end up irritating your eyes or damaging your contacts.

DRY HANDS

Make sure that you have thoroughly dried your hands. This will ensure accuracy and avoid slippage when your figures make contact with your lenses.

Using your non-dominant hand, place your fingers underneath your eyebrow and gently lift your eyelid up to allow for ease and visibility when removing your contact lenses.

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With your dominant hand’s index finger and thumb, make a “pinching” gesture. This will allow you to control the contact and ensure safe removal on your first attempt.

Place your thumb and index finger on either side of the contact lens and slide it down toward the white of your eye for ease of removal.

Gently pinch the contact and remove it from the eye, perpendicular to your body. Try to keep your eye still during this process, so the contact is easy to obtain.

It is common for your contacts to become folded using this method. If that occurs, simply unfold your contact with the same finger you used to remove it, and place it in your case. If your contact is stubborn and remains folded, simply place it in your solution to let it rehydrate. You should have no trouble unfolding it after a few minutes. Contacts must be stored in solution unfolded to ensure proper sterilization. Make sure to follow the instructions on your solution/saline label for best results.

Great job! You have just successfully removed your contact lenses. Like most things, practice makes perfect, so it’s important to always remain calm and attempt this procedure in a well-lit room and in front of a mirror to guarantee success.

Contact us if you are looking for or require contact lenses in Calgary.

How To Insert Contact Lenses

Properly inserting your contact lenses is an important factor contributing to the health of your eyes and the longevity of your contacts. At first the insertion process may seem a bit tricky, however over time and with daily practice, you will find it becomes an easy step in your morning routine.

Wearing contacts, opposed to glasses, can be far more convenient in certain professions, and while playing sports that already require protective eye gear. For this reason, it’s an important skill to master, and like any skill, it takes time to develop. Below is our step by step guide to inserting contact lenses properly.

WASH HANDS

The first step in the insertion process is washing your hands with soap and warm water. Washing your hands is a crucial step in guaranteeing debris left on your hands does not end up irritating your eyes or damaging your contacts.

DRY HANDS

Make sure that you have thoroughly dried your hands. This will ensure accuracy and avoid slippage when inserting your lenses.

PICK UP FIRST CONTACT

Using your dominant hand, remove the first contact from your case carefully. Balance the contact on the tip of your finger and ensure it looks like a bowl, as pictured in the image above. If the contact has folded edges, it is inside out. If this occurs, it’s best to put your contact back in your solution for a few seconds before attempting to unfold it.

BROW LIFT

Once you have your contact comfortably placed on the tip of your dominant hand’s index finger, use your non-dominant hand to place two fingers underneath your eyebrow and gently lift your eyelid up, allowing ease and visibility when inserting your contact lenses.

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Using the middle finger of your dominant hand, carefully pull down your lower lid, while maintaining a steady hand so that your index finger on the same hand does not drop the contact. Gently line up the contact with the iris of your eye and place it gently. If the contact is not aligned properly, simply slide the contact so it fits nicely over the iris.

BLINK

Gently blink your eye to remoisten, and assess the comfort. If you feel any discomfort after the contact has been placed in the eye, simply follow steps 3-7 above on how to safely remove a contact lense, and try again after it has had a few minute to sit in your solution. Once you have inserted your first contact comfortably, repeat these steps for the second one.

Great job! You have just successfully inserted your contact lenses. Like most things, practice makes perfect, so it’s important to always remain calm and attempt this procedure in a well-lit room and in front of a mirror to guarantee success.

Contact us if you are looking for or require contact lenses.