Contact Lenses for You

Your unique eyes deserve contact lenses specific to you. If you are used to wearing eyeglasses, contact lenses are a great way to switch up your look and free yourself from frames without compromising your vision.

Whether you are looking for continued or first-time wear, coming in for a contact lens exam allows our team to meet your individual needs.

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Finding the Right Fit


Contact lenses need to fit correctly to ensure maximum comfort and optimal vision correction.

When you come in for an exam, we will assess your eyes to ensure there are no ocular conditions that might prevent you from wearing contacts. We’ll go over your medical history and determine your contact lens prescription, which will be different from your glasses prescription.

If we determine you’re a good candidate for contact lenses, we’ll measure your eyes to determine the style of contact lenses needed. The team at Forest City Optometry will guide you through the options.

Once we determine the right style, shape, and size, we’ll give you a trial pair of contact lenses to test how they meet your vision needs. Comfort and clear vision are important when testing out your new lens—if they don’t feel right, we will adjust accordingly.

Specialty Contact Lenses We Carry

At Forest City Optometry, we carry a selection of special contact lenses to provide effective options for all types of vision correction, including hard-to-fit eyes.

Toric Contact Lenses

Toric contact lenses are designed to correct astigmatism, an imperfection in the cornea’s curvature. The special shape of these lenses creates alternate refractive powers on the vertical and horizontal planes to restore clear vision.

Multifocal contact lenses contain more than one prescription, one for close up and one for distance vision. These lenses can eliminate the need for reading glasses.

Typically, multifocal contact lenses are prescribed to patients with presbyopia, the gradual loss of your eye’s ability to focus on close-up objects. Presbyopia is a normal part of aging.

Transition contact lenses use innovative technology to change the colour of the lenses when the light conditions in your environment change. Acuvue Oasys with Transitions not only adapt to changing light but provide increased night vision, blue light filtering, UV protection, and colour contrast.

Allergies causing itchy eyes can be frustrating, especially while wearing contact lenses. With the persistent irritation, you may find yourself constantly needing relief from eye drops.

Acuvue Theravision offers a convenient, all-in-one solution. These contact lenses provide you with clear vision and are made with Ketotifen, an antihistamine to relieve your itchy eyes. 

See Life Clearly With Contact Lenses

If you’ve wanted to try contact lenses or you’ve had difficulty with uncomfortable, ill-fitting ones, come visit us for a proper contact lens exam and fitting!

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Caring for Your Contact Lenses

Proper contact lens care is critical for your eye health and comfort. Your optometrist will provide you with instructions based on your specific style of contact lenses. However, all contact lens wearers should wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water before inserting or removing their contact lenses. This helps limit bacteria exposure and can help prevent eye infections.

Contact lenses should only be cleaned using an approved contact lens multipurpose or hydrogen peroxide solution, and you should never reuse or top-up your contact lens solution when storing your contact lenses.

To help prevent bacterial growth, you should replace your contact lens case at least every three months, or if it becomes damaged. Depending on your cleaning system your optometrist may recommend replacing your case more often.

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