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Custom Fitted Contact Lenses

At Mission Eye Care, we specialize in fitting complex corneas. We are the only clinic in Alberta with eye doctors residency trained in the fitting of specialty custom contact lenses. Because of our high number of referrals, we have access and expertise with fitting lenses from almost every manufacturer in North America.

Our highest rate of success for fitting keratoconus and other irregular cornea patients has come with scleral and hybrid lenses. These lenses give vision and comfort not possible with conventional rigid lens or piggyback designs. We take topographical maps of the exact irregularities and then custom design a lens that provides the ideal correction. Because of the way these lenses are fit, they can optically correct the distortion from diseased corneas, providing near perfect vision in the majority of cases!

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Scleral lenses

Scleral lenses are large diameter rigid lenses that sit on the white part of the eye and vault over the irregularities in the cornea. This enables them to provide good vision and excellent comfort. We are always on the leading edge of technological advancements and fit over 15 different types of scleral lenses including multifocals.

EyePrint Pro

We are proud to be the only clinic in Western Canada to fit the EyePrint Prosthetic contact lens. This lens is 3D printed from a custom mold taken of the front of the eye. We are one of the few non-university clinics in North America to offer this specialized lens.

BostonSight

We are also the first Canadian clinic to offer the affordable alternative to the BostonSight PROSE treatment, the new BostonSight SCLERAL lens. This lens is based on data gathered from over 7000 wearers and allows us to provide high levels of customization at a much lower cost.

Scleral lenses can be customized for any type of prescription. This includes multifocals that allow clear vision for distance as well as near. Many patients who have never been able to see well with glasses get perfect vision with sclerals. If you have been fit with these lenses or would like to know more about their care and handling, you can review this training video.

Hybrid lenses

We are also one of the only clinics in Alberta that fit the entire family of SynergEyes hybrid lenses. Hybrids are suitable for keratoconus, post corneal transplant, and ectasia from failed refractive surgery. These lenses offer similar comfort to soft lenses and are very oxygen permeable. This makes them ideal for those who wear lenses for long hours. The center of these lenses is rigid, allowing for excellent optical correction, while the rest of the lens is soft, allowing for excellent comfort.

If you have been fit with these lenses or would like to know more about their care and handling, you can review these training videos:

UltraHealth Insertion
UltraHealth Removal
Duette Care and Handling
Removal Tips

Soft and Gas Permeable Lenses

We also fit specialty gas permeable lenses such as Rose-K, piggyback and other post-surgical designs for mild to moderate cases. For early keratoconus, we now have comfortable and convenient soft lens options such as the Kerasoft Thin. Soft and small diameter rigid lenses correct vision will in mild to moderate cases but do not work as well in those with more advanced keratoconus. If you have been fit with one of these designs, you can view the training videos on our contact lens product page here.

Custom Lens Consultation and Fitting

If you would like an assessment to see if one of the above options is right for you, please contact us. If you have had a recent eye exam, let us know so we can request the details. If not, we would be happy to schedule in for one. Your doctor will go over which options will work best based on the level of corneal disease and your lifestyle. If you decide to proceed with a fitting, please review the consent form below and submit it to our office. It would be our privilege to improve your sight and quality of life with expertly fitted custom contact lenses.

Thank you for trusting your eyes to the experts at Mission Eye Care.