Hours & Locations
SETON OPTOMETRY - 403.276.2020
   DEERFOOT MEADOWS OPTOMETRY - 403.455.3937(EYES)

Contact Lens Training

We need to understand that Contact lens is a medical device that interacts with our body’s tissues. Improper use and fitting of contact lenses can cause discomfort, injury to eyes and can even cause abrasion of the eye’s surface and create painful ulcers.

All of these complications can be avoided if we take enough time to learn and understand how to wear and take care of our contact lenses.

If you are interested in wearing contacts or are a current contact lens wearer, below are some of the precautions you can take:

1. Have an annual contact lens examination meant specifically to renew the prescription and fit you with safe, reliable contacts.

At our Optometry offices at Seton and Deerfoot Meadows, the Eye Doctor matches you with the proper lens. This depends on your prescription, data collected from your case, communication, refraction, keratometry/corneal topography, and biomicroscopy.

2. Make sure you are inserting and removing your lenses properly. Improper use and poor technique of handling, care, and insertion/removal can lead to serious ocular complications and potential vision loss.

For first-time contact lens wearers, we offer a contact lens insertion and removal training. We take all efforts to ensure that you are comfortable with handling your lenses for longer, more comfortable lens wear.

3. Do not over-wear your lenses. You may save money in the short term, but wearing them for longer than the prescribed duration can lead to infections or other eye conditions.

4. Do not swim with contact lenses. Chlorine and chemicals can ruin them, and there is a risk of severe infections due to bacteria and parasites that reside in pools and hot tubs.

You will get additional tips and instructions on how best to clean and store your contacts, and what to look for in case you develop complications during your contact lens training.

Contact Lens Training – Booking
Contact lens training times are booked for set times during which one of our team members is dedicated to working solely with you.

  • Contact Lens training usually last 30 minutes
  • Instruction for insertion, removal, care, and wearing schedule
  • We want to make sure that you have the lens that you are most comfortable in. So we provide with a few sets of Trial contact lenses of different brands and material.
  • You are also provided with Starter kit of lens care solution
  • Full-sized rewetting drops

Occasionally a second visit is required which is FREE.

Contact Lens Training for Minors
We ask that the parents stay in the waiting room. It is important that they demonstrate the maturity and patience to insert and remove their own lenses.

The cost of a complete eye exam, medical office visits, and contact lens evaluations varies depending on the use of insurance. Deerfoot Meadows Optometry accepts most vision and medical eye insurance plans. If you want to learn more about our eye examinations, or would like to book an appointment, please give us a call 403-276-2020 or 403-455-3937. We look forward to hearing from you.

“I have recently purchased glasses and prescription sunglasses from Dr. Draper. My eye exam was thorough and professional. She helped me decide what was best for my eyes with a selection of lenses and guided me through the process of choosing frames. My glasses arrived on time and I was fit shortly after. I see better with these glasses than I have for years! They are comfortable and the lenses seem clearer than any I have tried before. I have since referred my wife to Dr. Draper and would recommend her to everyone! She has a modern office and excellent staff. I felt appreciated as a customer, was given individual attention throughout and was never rushed. I prefer to do business with an independent optometrist and am glad I found Dr. Draper. -Wayne Roth”