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Presbyopia

Presbyopia usually occurs beginning at around age 40, when people start having trouble reading small print or seeing their computer screens and smartphones clearly.

Presbyopia cannot be avoided, even if you’ve never had a vision problem before. Presbyopia affects nearly 1.7 billion people worldwide, and that number is expected to grow to 2.1 billion by the year of 2020.

Though presbyopia is a normal change in our eyes as we age, it often is a significant and emotional event because it’s a sign of aging that’s impossible to ignore and difficult to hide.

Presbyopic Symptoms and Signs

When you become presbyopic, you will have trouble reading materials such as books, magazines, menus, labels, and digital devices. Even though you will have some vision up close, presbyopia can cause headaches, eye strain and visual fatigue that makes reading and other near vision tasks less comfortable and more tiring.

What causes Presbyopia?

An age-related process causes presbyopia. It occurs when the natural lens inside your eye gradually thickens and loses its flexibility. These age-related changes occur within the proteins in the lens, making the lens harder and less elastic over time. Age-related changes also take place in the muscle fibers surrounding the lens. With less elasticity, the eye has a harder time focusing up close.

Presbyopia can be treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses or even surgery. Visit or ask us about presbyopia and we can provide the best visual solution that solves your needs.

Source: http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/presbyopia.htm

Multifocal contact lenses are designed to provide clear vision at all distances for people experiencing a decline in near vision called presbyopia.

Presbyopia is an age related condition that usually becomes noticeable in our 40s or 50s. Presbyopia affects our accommodation in our eyes, which causes us to not see clearly when reading menus, newspapers, books, smart phones, tablets and other reading materials.

Multifocal contact lenses come in both soft and hard (rigid gas permeable, GP) materials. They are also available as hybrid contact lenses, a combination of a hard and soft contact lens. Some can be worn on a disposable bases, which means you can wear them for a specific time (i.e. two weeks or a month) or even every day. You should always replace your contact lenses with a fresh and new lens to ensure optimal eye health. Ask your eye care professional how to wear and take care of your contact lenses.

How Multifocal Contact Lenses Work

Multifocal contact lenses work in several different ways, depending on the design of the lens. There are two main designs of a multifocal contact lens:

  1. “Alternating vision” (translating) lenses allow your pupil to alternate between the two powers, as your gaze shifts upward and downward.
  2. “Simultaneous vision” lenses require your to be looking through both distance and near powers at the same time. With this design, your eyes are able to select the correct power choice within the lens depending on how close or far you’re trying to see. All multifocal lenses take time to adapt to.Simultaneous vision lenses come in two types: concentric ring designs and aspheric designs.Concentric designs have the distance prescription in the center and is surrounded by rings of near and far power. Near-center versions are also available.Aspheric designs have the near and distance prescriptions in front of the pupil.

    Translating design have the near power on the bottom and distance on the top. The bottom edge is flattened to keep the lens from rotating on your eye when you blink.

Concentric Ring Designs:

This design features a prescription in the center and one or more rings of power surrounding it. If there are multiple rings, they alternate between the near and distance prescription. Typically, at least two within your pupil area, but this varies as your pupil expands and contracts due to varying light.

Aspheric Designs:

These multifocal contact lens designs work more like progressive eyeglass lenses, where the different prescriptive powers are blended across the lens. Your visual system must learn to select the proper prescription for the moment because these contact lenses have simultaneous vision. Aspheric designs are most popular and best described as “progressive”.

Are Multifocal Contact Lenses Good for Me?

Multifocal contact lenses gives you the convenience of not having to wear progressive eyeglasses and see comfortably at all distances. New technology has produced more successful and advanced designs. Your Optometrist or eye care professional will determine which design is best for you and have you try on different multifocal contact lenses to ensure you achieve the most optimal vision.

Your eye care professional will consider your pupil size and near prescription to determine which multifocal contact lens is right for you. Your vision can be complicated and depending on your prescription, your eye care professional will conduct techniques such as monovision to achieve the best possible vision.

Visit us to see if your a good candidate for multifocal contact lenses. We will do a comprehensive contact lens fitting and provide free trial lenses to make sure your visual needs are addressed and identify the best multifocal contact lens for you.

Source: http://www.allaboutvision.com/contacts/bifocals.htm#work

We are excited to announce the new ACUVUE OASYS® 1-DAY for ASTIGMATISM.

ACUVUE OASYS® 1-DAY for ASTIGMATISM is designed with HydraLuxe™ Technology to help make the feeling of tired eyes a thing of the past. Its design also helps to provide clear, consistent, stable vision all day long—whether you’re relaxing on the couch or playing sports.

Benefits:

  1. This contact lens provides exceptional performance and helps to make the feeling of tired eyes a thing of the past.
  2. Daily disposable contact lenses available in convenient 30-day packs.
  3. The highest level of UV protection available in a contact lens.
  4. Design of the contact harnesses the power of natural eyelid movements to help keep the lens in the correct position. You’ll enjoy clear, consistent, stable vision all day long—whether you’re relaxing on the couch or playing sports.
  5. Satisfaction guaranteed. If you’re not 100% satisfied with your ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, visit or call our clinic where you purchased them and we will find the right solution for you.

Get started with free contact lenses today. Visit any of our clinics for free trial lenses.

Comprehensive eye health exam and fitting fees are not included.

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DEMANDING DAYS CAN LEAVE YOUR EYES FEELING TIRED

Do your eyes feel heavy or get that tired feeling from a long day of staring at digital devices or from being in challenging environments, like cold air conditioning, humidity or dry air? The demands on your eyes are changing and you need a lens that can keep up.

INTRODUCING A CONTACT LENS DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE DURING DEMANDING DAYS

ACUVUE OASYS® 1-DAY is designed with HydraLuxe™ Technology to keep your eyes feeling comfortable throughout the demands of your day. This new contact lens has tear-like properties that work with your natural tear film each day, providing all-day performance and excellent comfort, vision and handling.

SEE IF THEY’RE RIGHT FOR YOU

Book an appointment today and ask us about ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day with HydraLuxe™ Technology.

AT A GLANCE

  • Vision Performance: Available with correction for near and farsighted prescriptions
  • Package: Daily disposable contacts available in convenient 90‑day packs
  • UV BLOCKING: Get the highest level of UV blocking†* available in a daily disposable
  • Technology: Experience performance and all-day comfort, vision and handling with our innovative HydraLuxe™ Technology
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ACUVUE® VITA Brand Contact Lenses

DON’T BLAME YOURSELF FOR YOUR MONTHLY CONTACT LENS DISCOMFORT, it could be your lenses. As the month goes on, you might be using rewetting drops, taking breaks, or removing them to deal with the discomfort. If this sounds familiar, NEW ACUVUE® VITA Brand with HydraMax Technology might be for you.

Meet ACUVUE® VITA with HydraMax Technology

Superior comfort by the numbers

Patient ratings show ACUVUE® VITA delivers superior “Overall Comfort” at weeks 1, 2, 3, and 4 compared to other leading monthly brands. Plus, competitors’ “Overall Comfort” at week 1 could not beat ACUVUE® VITA comfort at week 4.

HydraMax Technology

HELPS MAXIMIZE the hydration throughout this lens – providing comfort from the start of the month.

 

HELPS MAINTAIN hydration – providing lasting comfort throughout the month.

Ask for the lens that’s more comfortable all month long than any other leading monthly brand.

Vision Performance

Available with correction for near and farsighted prescriptions.

UV BLOCKING

The ONLY monthly lens that provides Class 1 UV protection.

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WHEN YOUR EYES ARE WORKING ALL DAY. SHOULDN’T YOUR DAILY DISPOSABLE LENSES, TOO?

We think so. That’s why CooperVision® designed MyDay™ to provide everything you need for an exceptional overall daily disposable experience: uncompromised comfort, easy lens insertion and removal, and a highly breathable lens that helps provides a healthier lens wearing experience. That’s MyDay—lenses you’ll put in and forget about until you’re ready to call it a day.

Thanks to Smart Silicone™, a revolutionary breakthrough in lens chemistry, MyDay provides uncompromised comfort throughout your day. Smart Silicone delivers oxygen to your eyes much more efficiently than other daily disposable brands, while using less silicone. That’s important because less silicone allows more room in the lens for built-in channels of moisture and a naturally water-loving lens material that keeps your eyes feeling moist. Less silicone also makes the MyDay lens wonderfully soft—softer than other silicone hydrogel, daily disposable lenses—yet they’re easy to insert and remove.

AT A GLANCE

  • Convenient daily replacement schedule
  • The healthy advantages of silicone hydrogel lenses
  • Vision correction for nearsightedness and farsightedness
  • Supports excellent all-day comfort
  • UVA and UVB protection*

WANT WHITER, BRIGHTER EYES AND A HEALTHIER1 LENS-WEARING EXPERIENCE?

CooperVision clariti™ 1 day is the world’s only family of silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses. Silicone hydrogel lenses are a healthier alternative to hydrogel daily disposables. That’s because they allow more oxygen to pass through to your corneas than hydrogel lenses.

Silicone hydrogel creates a highly “breathable” lens that promotes whiter, brighter1 eyes and helps keep your eyes healthy. Whether you’re nearsighted or farsighted, have astigmatism or presbyopia, clariti 1 day has you covered. In addition to the healthy benefits of silicone hydrogel, we also put the focus on comfort. That’s why clariti 1 day lenses feature unique WetLoc™ technology. The clariti™ WetLoc™ technology creates a naturally hydrated lens for enhanced all-day comfort

Talk to us about the healthy advantages and daily convenience of clariti 1 day—an excellent choice for new and current contact lens wearers alike.

AT A GLANCE

  • Convenient daily replacement schedule
  • The healthy advantages of silicone hydrogel lenses2
  • Vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia
  • Supports excellent all-day comfort

UVA & UVB protection*

*Warning: UV-absorbing contact lenses are not substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear, such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses, because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. Patients should continue to use UV-absorbing eyewear as directed.

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Congratulations, you’ve been fit with contact lenses!  The lenses and contact lens solution have been prescribed specifically for your eyes.  Contact lenses are medical prescription devices.  If not worn and cared for properly, contact lenses can significantly affect your eye health and vision.  Remember that follow-ups with your eye care professional is the most important element in successful long-term lens wear.

If you need a reminder on how to put in and out your contact lenses, watch this video!

IMPORTANT THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  1. Always replace your lenses according to the schedule your eye doctor told you.
  2. Do not use any liquids on your contact lenses besides the contact lens solution prescribed by your eye care professional (this includes eye drops!).
  3. If you use monthly or 2 week lenses, use fresh solution in the storage case every night. Make sure lenses are completely covered with solution in the case.
  4. Rinse the contact lens case well after each use and air-dry with the covers off.  Replace your contact lens case every 3 months.
  5. Contact lens wearers should have eye exams every year to make sure their eyes stay healthy.
  6. Do not sleep in your contact lenses, unless you have special instructions from your eye doctor to do so.  If you accidentally fall asleep wearing them, do not attempt to remove them right away. Put eye drops that are compatible with contact lenses in your eyes and wait 2-5 minutes before trying to remove lenses; if they don’t come out easily wait another few minutes and use more drops. Do not remove lenses until they come out easily.
  7. If your eyes become red, irritated, painful, blurry, or something is just not feeling right, do not wear your contact lenses and book an appointment with your eye doctor as soon as possible.
  8. Avoid ocean and pool water, sprays, aerosols, harmful vapours or fumes, and definitely toxic or corrosive chemicals while wearing contact lenses.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to give us a call!

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Dailies Total 1 Dailies AquaComfort Plus Alcon Kodak Lens Vision Centre

For the new year, upgrade to something new.

Now is a great time to upgrade to the new Dailies Total 1 Multifocal or Dailies Aquacomfort Plus Multifocal contact lenses. Speak to one of our eye care professionals to learn more or book a contact lens fitting/consultation today.

A choice of upgrade options.

The first and only Water Gradient multifocal contact lenses. Designed to provide seamless vision and exceptional comfort1,2 to address the specific needs of presbyopes.Ideal for presbyopic patients who:

  • Expect the ultimate lens-wearing experience
  • Desire exceptional comfort that lasts until the end of day
  • Frequently experience dryness and discomfort with contact lenses3

Designed for refreshing moisture with every blink. A unique polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) material continuously replenishes the lens surface.

Ideal for presbyopic patients who:

  • Seek the convenience of a daily disposable lens that doesn’t require maintenance
  • Enjoy starting with a fresh pair of lenses every day

HELP YOUR PATIENTS SEE CLEARLY AT ALL DISTANCES.

Both lens options incorporate our industry-leading Precision Profile™ Design created for predictably seamless vision.1,4

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SAVE ON CONTACT LENSES FOR BACK TO SCHOOL!

From August 15 to October 15, 2016, our exclusive promotion can help you save instantly when you order Alcon contact lenses (Airoptix, Dailies). Get ready for back to school and enjoy starting your day fresh to complete all your activities while being comfortable with your Alcon contact lenses. Curious about Alcon’s monthly and daily lenses? Visit us to get fitted or stock up and save!

Rebates included for certain order quantities. Shipping available. Can pay at pick up. Ask us for more details.

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SAVE ON BAUSCH & LOMB CONTACT LENSES!

Until September 30, 2016, our exclusive promotion can help you save when you order Bausch & Lomb contact lenses (Biotrue, Ultra).

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*6 month (4 box purchase), patient is eligible for $125 in rebates. That is, an $85 rebate (via internet) + $40 instant rebate. Annual supply of Biotrue ONE day, you are eligible for $180 in rebates. That is an $100 rebate (via internet) off 8 box purchase + $80 instant rebate. *Note, cannot use the 6 month $85 rebate TWICE for an annual supply.

*On an annual supply (4 box purchase), you are eligible for $125 in rebates. That is, an $85 rebate (via internet) + $40 instant rebate.

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