Contact Lenses

What’s the best type of contact lens for me? Part 2


  Thank you for reading part one.  If you have had a chance, please read part 1 first. Here is part two and I’ll just dive right into it. Orthokeratology – This is one of the hottest contact lenses in the market.  Studies have shown that this can help reduce myopia progression.  How does this […]



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What’s the best type of contacts for me? Part 1


Summer is in full swing and the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. This week I have had a few patients that were interested in contact lenses. There reasons range from wedding to regular weekly hikes. I will be discussing in this first part about soft contact lenses and for Part 2, I will be […]



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Acuvue Define Lenses are finally available in Canada!


1-Day Acuvue Define lenses have been available in Asia for several years, and now with a couple of new colours added to the line, it has been released in Canada.  The material used in this lens is the same as the popular Acuvue 1-Day Moist lens and the colour is embedded inside the lens (as […]



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New Air Optix colors, just in time for Halloween!


Clear Air Optix lenses have been a great high oxygen (silicone hydrogel) monthly disposable contact lens and are now available in COLOR! Air Optix Colors have the same high oxygen permeability, wettability, and comfort as it’s clear counterpart.  I used to discourage patients from wearing color lenses or limit their wear time in them, and […]



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Can I swim with my contact lenses?


The summer is just around a corner and a lot of patients love water sports whether it’s sailing or swimming.  A popular question is, “Can I swim with my contact lenses?”.  Swimming with contact lenses should be avoided whenever possible to prevent any ocular infection.  Ocular infections may lead to infectious ulcers which are may […]



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Dailies Total 1 – Avenue Eyecare


    My colleagues in the United States have been raving about this new revolutionary contact lenses in early 2013.  And we just finally have received our trial set in late 2013 and our patients love it.  Why?   Because when you wear this contact lens, it’s almost like wearing no lenses at all.  It […]



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Do you have dry eyes? Try this quick questionnaire!


  I attended a dry eye seminar this weekend and the speaker shared a great questionnaire to incorporate into my dry eye practice.  These questions help guide me to see whether you have the symptoms of dry eyes and can help in diagnosing the type of dry eye as well. Try this quick questionnaire yourself: […]



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Can’t read the menu? Got presbyopia?


If you are reaching the age of 40 and have noticed difficulty reading small print, then you may be suffering from presbyopia.  Presbyopia is the weakening of the focusing system within the eye.  As you grow older, the muscles surrounding the lens loses its elasticity to focus. When this happens, this decreases your ability to […]



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What the heck is astigmatism?


 There has always been a negative “stigma” towards astigmatism. Word play intended.  I apologize if that was lame.  Well what is astigmatism?  Astigmatism means that your eyeball is not perfectly round and it’s more like an oval egg shape.  This oval shape causes the light to focus to two distinct points in the back of […]



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Can I substitute the cheaper brown bottles of hydrogen peroxide for my hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution?


  I often recommend hydrogen peroxide contact lens disinfection solutions because it has broad anti-bacterial activity and is preservative-free.  The solution needs to be neutralized with a catalytic disc which is usually built into the case that comes with the solution.  Once it’s neutralized (over a 6 hour period), the neutralized hydrogen peroxide is safe for your […]



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