How to insert your lenses
You want comfort, safety, and performance from your eye wear. Whether you are into social, recreation, or extreme competition, the right glasses and lenses can make your favourite activity even more enjoyable
Welcome to Myvisioncalgary and our Sporting EyeCare Team. Our Doctors are avid sports enthusiasts.We are excited to share our insights in the sports we are involved in, and the products we use and endorse for your best vision performance.
Skiing and Snowboarding
All of our doctors enjoy one of these winter pass-times and agree that a good pair of goggles can greatly aid in performance and eye protection. Whether you’re racing down the slopes, or skiing through the trees, goggles provide protection from UV, wind and flying snow. A lens colour like amber enhances ground contours on cloudy days. Some goggles are designed to wear your glasses underneath, such as our Antifog SALICE models. Another option is contact lenses, which can even work for people with complex prescriptions. Anti-fog SALICE also offers the option of inserting prescription lenses behind the sport goggles.
As baby boomers reach middle age, the question looms large: How to avoid either of two telltale signs of aging -- bifocals or reading glasses?
Boomers have three contact lens options for correcting the close-up blurred vision that typically begins in middle age; a condition referred to as presbyopia. (One of the three options still calls for reading glasses, but they can be used discreetly.)
The three options are:
- Bifocal contact lenses
- Contact lenses for distance vision with supplementary reading glasses slipped over the contacts for close work
By Type of Vision Correction Required
Contact lenses may be identified by the type of refractive error they are designed to correct.
By Wearing Period
Daily Wear: Lenses prescribed for daily wear are to be worn only during waking hours, usually up to a maximum of 18 hours. Daily wear lenses are removed at night and cleaned and disinfected after each removal.
Types of Contacts
Confused about contacts? Advances in contact lens technologies have created many options in addition to hard and soft lenses. Today, contact lenses are likely to be described in one or several of the following ways.
The vast majority of people requiring vision correction can wear contact lenses without any problems. New materials and lens care technologies have made today's contacts more comfortable, safer and easier to wear. Consider the questions and answers below to help assess whether they're a choice you should consider.