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

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Optos retinal imaging is an imaging device that allows your Calgary optometrist to get a closer look at the details of your eyes. Optos provides an anatomically accurate view of 82 percent of your retina. This detailed imaging technology allows your eye doctor to closely examine your eyes and vision during your comprehensive eye exam. […]

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If you frequently experience red, irritated eyes, your eye doctor may recommend Lumify, a new brand of eye drops in Canada. These eye drops are typically available over the counter from your optometrist. If you’re interested in Lumify eye drops, what do you need to know about this medication?  Lumify eye drops can help reduce […]

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IPL for Dry Eye: How It Works

Dry Eye, Eye health, Technology

Using technology, your eye doctor has several ways to help relieve dry eyes. One of these treatments is intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. Your optometrist may recommend this treatment if it suits your dry eye needs—but how does it work?  Continue reading to learn more about dry eye and IPL, including how this treatment helps […]

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An eye doctor looking at an optos retinal image on a monitor screen.

Optos retinal imaging is an imaging device that allows your Calgary optometrist to get a closer look at the details of your eyes. Optos provides an anatomically accurate view of 82 percent of your retina. This detailed imaging technology allows your eye doctor to closely examine your eyes and vision during your comprehensive eye exam. […]

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If you frequently experience red, irritated eyes, your eye doctor may recommend Lumify, a new brand of eye drops in Canada. These eye drops are typically available over the counter from your optometrist. If you’re interested in Lumify eye drops, what do you need to know about this medication?  Lumify eye drops can help reduce […]

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Using technology, your eye doctor has several ways to help relieve dry eyes. One of these treatments is intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy. Your optometrist may recommend this treatment if it suits your dry eye needs—but how does it work?  Continue reading to learn more about dry eye and IPL, including how this treatment helps […]

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