Ortho-K & Specialty Lenses in Liberty Village & Midtown

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Find Comfort in Contacts 

Contact lenses are an opportunity to go through your day with clear vision without having to wear glasses. Unfortunately, many people don’t think they can wear contact lenses, either because they find them uncomfortable or because they’ve been told their eyes are too hard to fit. 

However, contact lenses may still be an option for you. It’s all a matter of finding the right type of lenses. At See & Be Seen Eyecare, we’re excited to offer specialty lenses to provide our patients with a more comfortable fit. 

Ortho-K & Scleral Lenses 

Ortho-K lenses are typically used for myopia control in children. The contact lenses are worn overnight and slowly correct the vision issue. During the day, kids remove the ortho-k lenses and enjoy clear vision without wearing glasses or contacts. 

Scleral Lenses differ from regular contacts in how they cover the eye. A regular lens will cover the surface of the cornea, whereas a scleral lens extends past the edge of the cornea. This extra coverage helps with comfort and can help control certain eye conditions

Benefits to Scleral Lenses 

Alleviate Dry Eye Symptoms

If you’ve worn regular contacts in the past, you may have experienced dry eye symptoms while wearing your lenses. Scleral lenses are a great solution to this problem.

Scleral lenses don’t touch the surface of the cornea directly. This allows moisture to stay on the eye, keeping it hydrated throughout the day.

Just like myopia, astigmatism is a form of refractive error. This error impacts a patient’s vision and cannot always be controlled with a regular contact lens because they rotate.

Scleral lenses are great for astigmatism because they’re stable and won’t rotate.

If a cornea begins to thin and bulge outwards in the centre, it’s called keratoconus. Because scleral lenses don’t touch the cornea, they’re perfect for correcting corneal abnormalities like keratoconus. The curve of the lens acts like a typical cornea would, focusing the light to a single point on the retina.

OUR LOCATIONS

See & Be Seen
Eyecare downtown

  • #136 – 171 East Liberty Street
  • Toronto, ON M6K 3P6

See & Be Seen
Eyecare Midtown
(yonge & eglinton)

  • 2611 Yonge Street
  • Toronto, ON M4P 2J1

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Contact lenses may be small, but they can make a big impact on your vision.  With advancements in contact lens technology, specialized lenses like scleral contact lenses may be the answer if you’ve previously found conventional contacts uncomfortable or the wrong fit for your eye. A detailed contact lens exam and fitting is a great […]

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January 22, 2022
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Are your eyes dry, itchy, or flaky? These symptoms could be a sign that you are experiencing dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is common in Canada, affecting roughly 21% of the Ontarian population alone. This eye condition not only causes uncomfortable symptoms but can affect your ability to carry out everyday tasks. Luckily, dry […]

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The Latest in Dry Eye Treatments

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Dry Eye Treatments That Work Many people experience dry eye symptoms throughout their lives. These symptoms may show up from time to time, or they may be chronic and affect eyes daily. Either way, red, burning eyes are never a welcome feeling. Treating dry eyes can prevent larger issues, which is why we’ve compiled this […]

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Contact lenses may be small, but they can make a big impact on your vision.  With advancements in contact lens technology, specialized lenses like scleral contact lenses may be the answer if you’ve previously found conventional contacts uncomfortable or the wrong fit for your eye. A detailed contact lens exam and fitting is a great […]

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Are your eyes dry, itchy, or flaky? These symptoms could be a sign that you are experiencing dry eye disease. Dry eye disease is common in Canada, affecting roughly 21% of the Ontarian population alone. This eye condition not only causes uncomfortable symptoms but can affect your ability to carry out everyday tasks. Luckily, dry […]

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Dry Eye Treatments That Work Many people experience dry eye symptoms throughout their lives. These symptoms may show up from time to time, or they may be chronic and affect eyes daily. Either way, red, burning eyes are never a welcome feeling. Treating dry eyes can prevent larger issues, which is why we’ve compiled this […]

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