587-803-5979

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Grande Prairie, AB
(780) 513-2020

Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands

Contact lenses are a great way to correct your vision. Visit us for an exam and fitting to get started.

Contact lenses have been around for a while, though they have evolved rapidly over time. Ideal for people who can’t wear glasses (be it for work or personal reasons) or simply don’t want to change their appearance when wearing corrective lenses, contact lenses are a great option for just about anyone.

With the sheer amount of contact lenses available today, it can be hard to know which options are the best for you. This is where we come in: during a comprehensive contact lens exam we assess your eyes, their overall health, and their shape.

Having accurate information about your eye is important for a few reasons, with one of the biggest reasons being comfort. We work with you to find the ideal comfort and style of lens, ensuring you enjoy comfortable contacts that enhance your vision and quality of life.

Are You Wanting to Transition to Contact Lenses?

If you’re thinking it’s time for you to move into contact lenses, request an appointment to visit us for a comprehensive exam and fitting.

During the eye exam and subsequent fitting appointments we will:

  • Assess your overall eye health and check for the development of eye diseases (such as glaucoma and dry eye)
  • Determine the shape and curvature of your eye, ensuring that we focus on contact lens brands that are ideally suited for maximum comfort
  • Show you how to properly care for, store, and insert your contact lenses
  • Provide you trial lenses before committing to a purchase of any one style or brand

Frequently Asked Questions About Contact Lenses

Are contact lenses a good option for me?

One of the most common questions we get asked is whether or not someone is a good fit for contact lenses. The answer is this: probably, but it depends. We have to consider your overall eye health. If you suffer from allergic conjunctivitis or dry eye, contact lenses will be uncomfortable to wear and potentially even cause problems long-term. If these issues are addressed ahead of time, it may be possible for you to be a contact lens wearer.

Generally, annual follow ups are needed to ensure the prescription is still appropriate and that there are no developing concerns we need to address.

Contacts are extremely safe to wear, especially once you’ve found the appropriate fit and style/brand. However, some people do experience complications (such as irritated eyes or conjunctivitis). In those instances we work to find a better fit/brand, or failing that, we advise that you discontinue contact use.

This varies, as there are many different types of contact lenses. We will walk you through the best options for you, their costs, care, and other important information.

Unless you have a type of contact lens designed specifically for overnight wear, no. This will cause irritation and significant discomfort and can lead to vision loss.

Conventional contact lenses need to be replaced once or twice per year. They generally are only used for difficult prescriptions and have higher maintenance in comparison to disposable lenses. Disposable contact lenses are designed to be thrown away after each use, though some may last up to four weeks and still be labelled as “disposable”. These lenses are more hygienic and convenient compared to conventional lenses.

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ACUVUE

The options are nearly endless when it comes to ACUVUE® brand contact lenses – the #1 contact lens brand in the world. Long lasting comfort and clear vision can be yours with contact lens in the ACUVUE® brand family. Choose from: 1 DAY ACUVUE® MOIST, ACUVUE® OASYS 1 DAY with Hydraluxe™ technology, ACUVUE® MOIST MULTIFOCAL, ACUVUE® VITA®, ACUVUE OASYS® … and more! Best of all, the entire ACUVUE® portfolio has industry-leading UV protection.

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Air Optix

Utilizing silicon hydrogel technology, Air Optix contact lenses are well known for comfort and oxygen permeability. They are available in a variety of prescriptions and varieties, including toric lenses.

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Alcon

Alcon has one mission: to provide innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. Alcon is uniquely poised to serve every contact lens wearer by addressing the full life cycle of their needs.

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Bausch and Lomb

The company is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands in the world, offering the widest and finest range of eye health products including contact lenses and lens care products, pharmaceuticals, intraocular lenses and other eye surgery products.

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Biofinity

Unlike many other silicone hydrogel lenses, Biofinity contact lenses incorporate a naturally wettable material that maintains a hydrophilic (water loving) property throughout the lens.  This means no surface treatments, additives, coatings or wetting agents are needed.

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Cooper Vision

We create and execute innovation that is unmatched in the contact lens industry. There's much more to our story than that, however. In fact, you'll find that what sets us apart is how we approach our business. We collaborate. We listen. And, we enjoy what we do.

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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, for a feeling of exceptional comfort until the end of your day.

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Pure Vision 2 Bausch and Lomb

Keeping up with today’s vision demands. Longer work days. Hours and hours on digital devices. The demands on our vision have never been greater. That’s what Bausch + Lomb PureVision2 contact lenses were designed to do: deliver the crisp, clear vision your need – all day, every day.

What You'll Find at Aurora Eye Care

Sunglasses are about more than just style: they’re about protecting your eyes. A quality pair of sunglasses will be labeled as 100% UV blocking with the UV blocking built right into the lens. Unsure if yours block harmful UV light? Bring them in and we’ll test them for you!

Are Your Sunglasses UV Safe? +

For every pair of glasses purchased we donate towards VisionSpring, which supports the purchase of a pair of glasses for someone in a developing country. We love helping people both at home and abroad look, feel, and see better!

Buy a Pair, Support a Pair +

Using the Zeis iProfilier Plus, we are able to generate more accurate prescriptions for your corrective lenses. The iProfilier takes a topographical map of the front of your eye and allows us to compensate for some of the eye irregularities each of us have. The result is a more customized and accurate prescription.

More Accurate Corrective Lens Prescriptions +

Sunglasses are about more than just style: they’re about protecting your eyes. A quality pair of sunglasses will be labeled as 100% UV blocking with the UV blocking built right into the lens. Unsure if yours block harmful UV light? Bring them in and we’ll test them for you!

For every pair of glasses purchased we donate towards VisionSpring, which supports the purchase of a pair of glasses for someone in a developing country. We love helping people both at home and abroad look, feel, and see better!

Using the Zeis iProfilier Plus, we are able to generate more accurate prescriptions for your corrective lenses. The iProfilier takes a topographical map of the front of your eye and allows us to compensate for some of the eye irregularities each of us have. The result is a more customized and accurate prescription.

Where Aurora Eye Care is Located

Location Information

We are located on the east side of town in the Cobblestone Plaza, beside the TD Canada Trust and Shoppers Drug Mart on 100 Ave and 92 St. There is ample parking available on-site.

Address

9920 92 St
Grande Prairie AB, T8V 5N8

Contact Information

  • Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Dr. Pamela Giles
  • Dr. Kyla Hunter
  • Dr. Kent Manville
  • Dr. Charlotte Forgie
  • Dr. Natasha Chrenek
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