Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in Calgary

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Find Your Contact Fit

Contact lenses are handy for people who want better vision without the obstacle of eyeglasses. Yet, a poorly fitting contact can get in the way as much as a wobbly pair of glasses. 

If your contacts irritate your eyes or slip out often, it can impact more than your vision. It can also impact your eye health. Better fitting contacts are healthier for your eyes.

From size to curvature, your eyes are unique. We measure your eye shape to learn how to match you with contacts that fit like a glove.

If your eye health and vision need more attention, we can talk about specialty contacts. From protecting your eye health to correcting your vision, a better fit means better results. 

Browse our shop for contact lenses or schedule a visit with Dr. Bishop & Associates for your contact lens exam and fitting.

How Does A Poor Fit Affect Your Eyes?

 Constantly readjusting your contact lenses may cause eye problems like: 

  • Discomfort
  • Redness
  • Dry eyes
  • Excess watering
  • Irritated or stinging eyes
  • Reduced visual clarity
  • Discharge (eye secretions)

Feeling something in the eye (foreign object or scratch)

Corneal Topography

Corneal topography is a tool that scans, measures, and creates a precise geographic map of your cornea. In other words, corneal topography tells us the exact size and curvature of your cornea. 

We need these measurements to help us find your perfect contact lens fit. It can also be a helpful tool for diagnosing corneal issues.

Contact Lens Types

In order to match your unique eyes, there are many contact lens options available. Some contacts favour crisp vision over comfort, while others focus on wearability.

Here are some of the contact lens types we carry:

Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses

Rigid gas permeable (RGB) contacts or hard contact lenses offer the sharpest vision. Unfortunately, some wearers find rigid lenses less comfortable, however they are durable for more extended wear.

Soft contact lenses are generally the most comfortable to wear because of their flexible material. Additionally, the lenses are disposable, with options for daily, weekly, or monthly disposal.

Hybrid contact lenses offer the best of rigid gas permeable (hard) and soft contacts. The rigid centre provides sharper vision, but the softer outer segment is easier on the eyes.

Scleral contact lenses are a type of gas permeable lens with a larger surface area. The design and shape can improve contact positioning on the eye and retain moisture, which can help prevent dry eyes.

Multifocal contact lenses contain more than one prescription. For example, a bifocal lens is a multifocal lens with two prescriptions. The prescriptions are divided by segments within the lens. Instead of switching between reading glasses and your contacts for myopia, you can wear an all-in-one contact lens.

Our Brands

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Acuvue Oasys

Say good-bye to dry eye with one of Canada’s most trusted brands by Canadian Eye Care Professionals because of their comfort.  This contact lens features next-generation HYDRACLEAR PLUS Technology that keeps your eyes comfortable all day long.

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Bausch + Lomb Ultra

Bausch + Lomb ULTRA with MoistureSeal Technology are ideal for people who spend time on digital devices. With each lens' ability to prevent dehydration caused by reduced blink rates Bausch and Lomb ULTRA patients have agreed that they experience superior end of day vision. Enjoy the benefits of protection against blurred vision, eye strain, and tired eyes along with the crisp clear vision from all Bausch and Lomb lenses.

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Cooper My Day

CooperVision® MyDay® lenses feature everything you need for an exceptional overall daily disposable experience: all-day comfort, easy lens insertion and removal, and a highly breathable lens that helps provides a healthier lens-wearing experience.

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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.

Find the Fit Your Eyes Deserve

We know there can sometimes be trial and error with comfort. At Dr. Bishop & Associates, we can help you narrow the search by assessing your eye shape and getting to know you. Our top priority is ensuring you feel satisfied and safe with your contact lens choice.

Book an appointment with Dr. Bishop & Associates for expert advice about your contact lens options.

Our Locations

You deserve the highest standard of eye care. Our 4 locations make it easy for you to receive quality eye care, no matter where you live.

Willow Park Village

  • 412 – 10816 Macleod Trail SE
  • Calgary, AB T2J 5N8

Legacy Township

  • 230 – 200 Hartell Way SE
  • Calgary, AB T2X 4S9

Beacon Hill

  • 610 – 11877 Sarcee Trail NW
  • Calgary, AB T3R 1W5

Northgate Village

  • 103 – 495 36 St NE
  • Calgary, AB T2A 6K3

News & Resources

How to Prevent Dry Eye from Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses, Dry Eye

Many people use contact lenses to help improve their vision, but dry eyes can be a pest. Wearing contact lenses can be uncomfortable when you have dry eyes, and they may even worsen your symptoms. How can you prevent dry eye symptoms when wearing contact lenses?  Continue reading to learn more about dry eyes and […]

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Does Alberta Health Care Cover Eye Exams?

Eye Exams

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How to Relieve Eye Strain

Eye health

How to Relieve Eye Strain Eye strain can affect your eye health, leading to dry eyes, headaches, blurry vision, and other irritating symptoms. Many people assume eye strain is a normal part of life with how common these symptoms are. However, you can relieve or prevent these symptoms by changing your habits and lifestyle.  Continue […]

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May 27, 2022
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Many people use contact lenses to help improve their vision, but dry eyes can be a pest. Wearing contact lenses can be uncomfortable when you have dry eyes, and they may even worsen your symptoms. How can you prevent dry eye symptoms when wearing contact lenses?  Continue reading to learn more about dry eyes and […]

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