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Specialized contact lenses

We provide comprehensive corneal contact lenses fitting and contact lens care.  After an eye examination we evaluate your eyes and determine which type of contact lens will best suit your individual needs.

We prescribe all major brands of soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses.  Additionally, we prescribe custom designed contact lenses for special needs as well as special medical necessary eye problems.
Bifocal Contact Lenses Both Gas Permeable and Soft
Monovision Contact Lenses Both Gas Permeable and Soft
Astigmatism Contact Lenses
Both Gas Permeable and Soft
CRT Contact Lenses

  • Medically Necessary Contacts
    As one of the premiere contact lens clinic in Regina area we are equipped to handle the most challenging contact lens fittings and designs. We have had patients from all over the western Canada come to our clinic to be fit in the specialty designs we offer. We often work with patients for which contact lenses are a medical necessity due to an underlying conditions like keratoconus and corneal disfigurement.
    Note though that the design or material of the lens is not what makes a contact lens medically necessary, rather it is the need for improved visual correction that defines medical necessity.
  • What To Expect When Being Fit For Medically Necessary Contacts
    Our goals are to optimally correct your vision while providing acceptable tolerance of the lenses while avoiding any compromise to the health of your eye. Often specialty designs and materials are needed to achieve the goal of improved vision.

    Designing the lenses necessary to provide the best visual correction and comfort can be difficult, expensive and time consuming. It can take many lens trials and the fitting process can take months or even years to achieve our goals. Sometimes a combination of different contact lenses and glasses are needed to meet our objective.

    Despite our best efforts there are conditions that cause us to be unable to meet all of our goals. This is frustrating for both the patient and the doctor. At The Spectrum Eye Centre we promise to exhaust every option to help you see better.

  • What Technologies Are Used To Fit Medically Necessary Contact lenses?
    Computerized Corneal Topography

    Corneal topography provided by our Pentacam HR and Medmont E300 provides us with elevation and curvature measurements of the cornea. This data can be used to precisely design corneal contact lenses for the most accurate fit, vision and comfort using the latest in computer aided drafting software. We asses overall fit using tear pattern fluorescein dye to analyze bearing zones on the cornea . In most cases, this computer generated design provides us with an excellent stating point.

    Optical Coherence Tomography

    We are proud to be the only office in Regina that offers wide field anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanning with Spectralis OCT . This laser scanning device allows us to greatly enhance our ability to fit even the most difficult of eyes. With this technology we are able to measure the scleral tissue beyond the cornea, reducing the time and number of trial lenses necessary to fit large style designs.

    Anterior Segment Photography

    To better document the fit and improve communication with our manufacturing laboratories we will often take digital images with our Haag Streit BX900 Canon Digital Slit Lamp of the fit of the lenses on the eye. Using special dyes we can even image the tear film underneath the lens to assess the alignment of lens to the cornea and sclera.
  • Insurance Information
    Many of the services provided by our specialty clinic to design your contact lenses may be covered by either your vision discount plan or medical insurance.

    Unfortunately there are still many insurances that view all contact lenses to be a cosmetic luxury and the not the medical device they truly are. We will be more than happy to help you determine your benefits, including writing letters of medical necessity.

  • Conditions That May Benefit From Medically Necessary Contact Lenses
    LASIK and PRK Complications
    High Myopia (Nearsighted) Dry Eye
    Radial Keratometry High Hyperopia (Farsighted) Sjogren’s Syndrome
    Pellucid Marginal Degeneration High Astigmatism
    Nystagmus
    Corneal Transplant
    Anisometropia (Lopsided Prescription)
    Keratoconus
    Aniridia Aphakia Iris Trauma or Coloboma
    Corneal Trauma or Scarring And Many More.......
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