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 AM 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

Nearsighted vs. Farsighted: What’s the Difference?

Eye ConditionsMyopia

Normal vision is seeing objects either far away or close-up clearly because light focuses directly on the retina. If objects look blurry, an eye examination can test your vision and determine your eye health and identify whether you have any eye conditions.  Common eye problems include farsightedness (hyperopia) and nearsightedness (myopia). These are conditions that […]

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August 31, 2022
Shonah Finlay

Which Contacts are Best for Dry Eyes?

Contact LensesEye Conditions

Dry eye disease is a common condition that can make your eyes feel scratchy, irritated, and uncomfortable. While dry eye disease can be treated with dry eye therapy, the symptoms can sometimes make wearing contacts difficult. In some cases, wearing contact lenses may even make your symptoms worse.  So what can you do if you […]

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August 31, 2022
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What is Myopia Control?

Myopia

Preventing Myopia Progression Myopia or nearsightedness is a common vision condition and can be diagnosed by your optometrist during an eye exam. Most people are familiar with traditional methods of fixing nearsightedness, such as glasses or contact lenses. Standard prescription lenses help patients experience improved vision but don’t treat the condition. Myopia control uses methods […]

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August 25, 2022
Shonah Finlay
A woman using glasses to read a book in her living room

Normal vision is seeing objects either far away or close-up clearly because light focuses directly on the retina. If objects look blurry, an eye examination can test your vision and determine your eye health and identify whether you have any eye conditions.  Common eye problems include farsightedness (hyperopia) and nearsightedness (myopia). These are conditions that […]

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Dry eye disease is a common condition that can make your eyes feel scratchy, irritated, and uncomfortable. While dry eye disease can be treated with dry eye therapy, the symptoms can sometimes make wearing contacts difficult. In some cases, wearing contact lenses may even make your symptoms worse.  So what can you do if you […]

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Preventing Myopia Progression Myopia or nearsightedness is a common vision condition and can be diagnosed by your optometrist during an eye exam. Most people are familiar with traditional methods of fixing nearsightedness, such as glasses or contact lenses. Standard prescription lenses help patients experience improved vision but don’t treat the condition. Myopia control uses methods […]

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