Helping You Find the Right Contact Lenses
Contact lenses can help provide that same vision correction you’ve become accustomed to without worrying about glasses. Our team at Lake Country Optometry offers comprehensive contact lens exams and fittings to help you find the right fit.
We offer soft contact lenses and specialty contacts such as toric lenses for astigmatism and bifocal and multifocal contact lenses.
We also offer a wide range of lenses from trusted brands and can help you choose the right style for your needs. Contact us to schedule your appointment today and get your updated contact lens prescription and fit.Request Appointment
Keeping Your Lifestyle in Mind
We start with a thorough eye exam to update your prescription and rule out pre-existing conditions that can impact your ability to wear contacts.
Our team will then determine the best lens based on your lifestyle needs and the shape and health of your eyes. In most cases, you’ll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam. You may even go home with a few samples before deciding.
Follow-Up Fittings with Our Team
Our Lake Country team will follow up after the initial fitting and make any necessary changes in style or materials to find you a safe and comfortable fit. We’ll also take the time to teach you how to properly care for your lenses and explain the importance of following proper maintenance to avoid potential complications.
We’ll continue with long-term follow-up care to monitor the condition of the lenses and to check for proper hygiene and contact lens integrity.
How Contact Lenses Can Help
Contact lenses can correct refractive errors like myopia, hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia, and astigmatism.
We understand that every individual’s visual needs are unique, so we work closely with you to find contact lenses that support your vision, eye health, and daily lifestyle.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are the most common day-to-day lenses and are made of flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea, which can provide clear, comfortable vision throughout the day.
Toric Lenses for Astigmatism
Since toric lenses have different prescriptions along the horizontal and vertical axes of the lens, they must remain orientated correctly to provide clear vision. Because of this, toric lenses are weighted so they don’t rotate throughout the day.
Toric lenses are available in many styles, including daily disposables and long-term wear.
Bifocal & Multifocal Lenses
Multifocal contacts, like multifocal glasses, feature more than one prescription, providing a gradient of vision correction in one lens. Multifocal contact lenses are typically prescribed to patients with presbyopia, a refractive error that affects near vision as we age.
Multifocal lenses can refer to any lenses with multiple powers, including bifocals, trifocals, or progressive lenses. Bifocal lenses are divided into 2 distinct segments for different vision powers, the first for distance vision and the second for near vision.
Safe & Comfortable Contact Lens Wear
Our team is committed to helping you find the right fit for your new contacts. Whether you need toric lenses to address astigmatism or multifocal lenses for presbyopia, we have you covered.
Contact us to schedule your contact lens exam today and explore your contact lens options.Request Appointment
Explore Our Brands
Find us on the corner of Main Street and Beaver Lake Road. We are accepting new patients and looking forward to welcoming you and your family.
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
- Sunday: Closed
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you make glasses with an external prescription?
Yes, we accept all prescriptions for glasses that have not expired. If your prescription is expired or you need to have your prescription assessed, we are more than happy to book you an appointment with one of our doctors for an exam.
How long does it take for glasses to arrive?
We make glasses in-house, and it takes around 3 hours for us to edge the lenses into your frame of choice. If glasses need to be ordered in, they typically take around 7 to 10 business days. Specialty orders may take longer to arrive. Our optical will do our best to give you an accurate time estimate and have your glasses made as soon as we can.
What is included in a full eye exam?
A full eye exam includes the following:
- A comprehensive ocular and medical history check-up to identify or assess your risk factors for certain eye diseases
- A vision check and prescription for glasses, if warranted
- Binocular vision testing to check how your eyes are functioning together
- A measurement of intraocular pressure (IOP) on all patients
- An optomap scan of your retina on all patients
- An OCT (optical coherence tomography) scan for adults
- A comprehensive eye health check in the office by the doctor
- If warranted, your eye doctor may recommend a visual field test to better assess peripheral vision in Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) use, glaucoma, etc.
What is the cost of an eye exam?
Children (18 and under), seniors (65+), or those with certain medical conditions are eligible for medical services plan (MSP) coverage. MSP covers part of the eye exam and visual field tests (think of it like insurance), lowering the total cost of the exam you/your insurance is responsible for. We do not charge for children age 2 and under.
A patient is NOT eligible for MSP coverage if:
- You are from out of province
- Not registered with BC medical
- If you have had an eye exam elsewhere within the past year
|If MSP Billable
|Adult Eye Exam (19+)
|Adult Contact Lens Wearer Eye Exam (19+)
|Child Eye Exam (2-18)
|Child Contact Lens Wearer Eye Exam (2-18)
Do you do LASIK co-management?
Yes, we are more than happy to be a part of your LASIK journey. We are pleased to offer post-op follow-ups.
Can you direct bill my insurance?
Yes, we can directly bill most insurance companies. If your insurance company is not eligible for direct billing, we will provide you with a detailed receipt to submit for reimbursement.
What do I need to bring to my eye exam?
Please bring a list of medications, your glasses and contact lenses (or your last prescription), and any forms that need to be completed.
How long is an eye exam?
Full eye exams are usually between 30 to 45 minutes.
Do I have to be dilated during the exam?
Our office offers wide-field retinal imaging with the optomap machine on all patients who are physically able to. The optomap scan provides a 200-degree image of the retina (inside lining of the eye).
In certain cases, dilation is still recommended to better assess the retina and check for cataracts and other ocular diseases. If you are dilated, we encourage bringing a driver with you so you feel more safe on the way home.