Dr. Shonah Finlay Doctors Eye Care

Contact Lens Exams, Fittings, & Brands in Grande Prairie

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Not a Fan of Glasses? 

Glasses are a great form of vision correction, but they aren’t for everyone. Contacts can provide a more comfortable feel than glasses while offering benefits such as: 

  • More natural vision
  • Lenses do not get fogged up
  • Clearer vision than eyeglasses 

Before we can get you fitted with contact lenses, we need to determine whether or not contacts are a good fit for you. Discover if contact lenses will work for you with a contact lens exam and fitting. 

The Contact Lens Exam & Fitting

The Exam

A contact lens exam runs similarly to a comprehensive eye exam. While contact lenses aren’t for everyone, we take extra care to determine your ocular health and if your eyes are suitable for contact lenses. There are many different contact lenses, and our team will help find the best fit for you.

We take a series of measurements of your eyes to properly fit your new contacts. Improperly fitted contacts can cause discomfort, blurred vision, or even damage to your eyes. During your contact lenses fitting, Dr. Finlay will:

  • Measure your corneal curvature with a keratometer
  • Measure your pupil and iris
  • Evaluate your tear film to determine your tear production ability

Your contacts need proper maintenance to last, so we will give you instructions for cleaning and handling your new lenses. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for lens care, and our instructions are tailored for your unique needs.

After your initial fitting, we’ll book a follow-up appointment to discuss your new contact lenses to see how well they fit and if they’re providing you with clear vision. At this point, we can make some adjustments if you aren’t satisfied. It can take a few tries to find the right fit for your contact lenses.

We’re Here for Your Contact Needs

If you have any questions about contact lenses, please contact our office! We’re happy to answer any questions you have. Whenever you’re ready, request an appointment. 

See Our Brands 

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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 a contact lens in the ACUVUE® brand family.

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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 + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands globally, 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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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. You'll find that what sets us apart is how we approach our business. We collaborate, we listen, and we enjoy what we do.

Our Location

Our Address

  • 11709 102 Street, Unit 107
  • Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7S6

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Clinic Hours

  • Monday: Appointment Only
  • Tuesday: 11:00 PM 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Appointment Only
  • Sunday: Closed

Our Blog

Why Is My Vision Blurry?

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Blurred vision can occur for many different reasons and it can be really uncomfortable. Blurred vision can also be a sign of a natural refractive error, eye strain from staring at a screen, or a migraine. If your vision is normally clear and has just suddenly become blurred, you should seek immediate medical attention.  Is […]

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May 16, 2022
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Can Myopia Be Prevented?

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No matter what stage of life you’re in—maintaining a consistent schedule with your optometrist is always important.  Whether you’re just getting a routine eye exam or getting fitted for contact lenses, taking care of your eyes is essential. Maintaining consistency with your optometrist is also essential to treat eye conditions like myopia.  But, what is […]

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March 21, 2022
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How To Unclog Meibomian Glands?

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If you’re suffering from dry eyes, there are many possible causes for your discomfort. A common cause of dry eye disease is clogged or blocked meibomian glands. If these glands have issues, is there a way to unclog them, whether at home or with your optometrist?  Continue reading to learn more about your meibomian glands, […]

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February 22, 2022
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Blurred vision can occur for many different reasons and it can be really uncomfortable. Blurred vision can also be a sign of a natural refractive error, eye strain from staring at a screen, or a migraine. If your vision is normally clear and has just suddenly become blurred, you should seek immediate medical attention.  Is […]

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No matter what stage of life you’re in—maintaining a consistent schedule with your optometrist is always important.  Whether you’re just getting a routine eye exam or getting fitted for contact lenses, taking care of your eyes is essential. Maintaining consistency with your optometrist is also essential to treat eye conditions like myopia.  But, what is […]

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If you’re suffering from dry eyes, there are many possible causes for your discomfort. A common cause of dry eye disease is clogged or blocked meibomian glands. If these glands have issues, is there a way to unclog them, whether at home or with your optometrist?  Continue reading to learn more about your meibomian glands, […]

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