Today's contact lenses are designed to fit patients with a wide range of needs. Lenses are available to fit people with astigmatism, bifocals and dry eyes. We fit conventional lenses, rigid lenses and disposable lenses for the ultimate in convenience.
Lenses can be worn on a full-time basis or only for sports and special occasions. Ask one of our doctors about this affordable option in vision correction.
Paragon CRT Lenses
The doctors of Bedford Eye Care Centre invite you to participate in an exciting new technological advance: a safe, reversible option to refractive laser surgery, with the benefits of clear, uncorrected vision. Correct your vision while you sleep with Paragon CRT therapeutic lenses, and enjoy great vision 24 hours a day, without the hassles of glasses and daytime contacts.
Now you can be free of daytime contact lenses and glasses during your daily activities without undergoing surgery and enjoy great vision! Recent clinical research combined with the latest corneal surface mapping technology, computerized manufacturing and space age oxygen-breathing materials have brought new science to corneal reshaping.
Corneal Refractive Therapy is a non-surgical process clinically developed to reshape the cornea while you sleep. The result is the temporary correction of myopia with or without moderate astigmatism.
Similar in appearance to standard contact lenses, Paragon CRT therapeutic lenses gently reshape the corneal surface during sleep and provide clear, natural vision when the lenses are removed upon waking.
Because Paragon CRT offers freedom from glasses and the hassle of wearing contact lenses during the day, this leading-edge technology can enhance the lifestyle of those requiring vision correction. Active individuals can freely participate in sports without the interference of glasses or bother of contacts. Eye irritation or dryness, sometimes associated with contact lens wear due to outside dust and pollutants, is eliminated.
To determine if you are a candidate, the doctors will initially perform a comprehensive eye examination at our customary fees. Subseqent consultation to determine your candidacy for a CRT fitting is complimentary. Please call our office at 902-835-2020 for more details.
The fee for Paragon CRT ranges from $1300 to $2000 depending on your prescription. The fee includes the following:
- CRT Therapeutic Lens Diagnostic Examination: This examination allows your optometrist/contact lens fitter to design the correct CRT therapeutic lenses which will maintain your eye health while giving you maximum comfort and clearest vision possible. It includes specialized measurements of corneal shape (corneal topography) and also an up-to-date determination of your prescription. Various CRT therapeutic lenses will be inserted in your eyes and evaluated for correct fit.
- Patient Instruction and Training: A personal instruction period will be scheduled for the day you receive your CRT therapeutic lenses. This appointment teaches you the correct methods of lens insertion, removal, cleaning and disinfection.
- Follow-up Eye Health and Contact Lens Evaluations: The fitting fee covers all CRT therapeutic lens evaluations during the first year of wear. Evaluations are normally scheduled for day 1, 1-2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months and 6 months of wear. All unscheduled visits if required, due to problems or refits are also covered.
- Contact Lenses: The fitting fee also includes your first pair of CRT therapeutic lenses as well as a spare pair of lenses. (The spare pair of lenses are ordered after 1 month of successful lens wear.)
- Starter Kit: Sample solutions required for lens care, lens storage case, DMV lens remover and patient care instructions are included in the starter kit.
Payment details: Payment of a $250 non-refundable deposit is required on the day the CRT lenses are delivered to the patient. If the fitting is successful, upon completion of the one-month fitting period, the remaining portion is due and payable. Or…ask us about financing options for about $100 per month.
* The fitting fee does not cover full eye examinations and is subject to change.
Guarantees: Due to the complexity of CRT therapeutic lens fits, it is not uncommon for your optometrist/contact lens fitter to vary the lens design or solutions to ensure the lens provides adequate vision and maintains the health of your eyes. Changes required in lenses or solutions will be provided at no extra charge during the initial one-month fitting period.
Replacement Lens Costs: CRT therapeutic lenses must be replaced on an annual basis, or as indicated by your doctor, to ensure that your eye tissues remain healthy and that the lenses continue to provide the correct therapeutic effect. Your fee for replacement lenses is: $400 per pair.
Total Lens Care Plan (TLC): The first year of enrollment in our Total Lens Care Plan is included at no additional charge. Replacement lens prices quoted above are based on the TLC Plan. This plan will be explained in detail when you receive your contact lenses.
Solutions: Take advantage of our bulk solution packs. (Your starter pack of solutions is no charge).
Warranties: There is no warranty available from the manufacturer for these lenses. A spare pair of lenses is essential in case of loss or lens damage.
(To ensure we have the most up-to-date prescriptions, all patients must have had a full examination before being fit with contact lenses.)
Proclear Multifocal Lenses
Proclear Multifocal is a contact lens designed to address two common conditions experienced by those with aging eyes: presbyopia and eye dryness. Almost anyone who wears progressive or bifocal glasses can wear Proclear Multifocal lenses as they can correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism. These lenses give you great vision at every distance while staying moist and comfortable, all day long.
Just Because You Need Bifocals Doesn't Mean You Have to Wear Them
Proclear Multifocal is the only contact lens designed to address two common conditions experienced by those with aging eyes: presbyopia and eye dryness. Almost anyone who wears progressive or bifocal glasses can wear Proclear Multifocal lenses as they can correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism.
Only Proclear® Multifocal lenses combine a superior lens design, Balanced Progressive™ Technology, with a unique lens material made using our patented PC Technology™. The result? Lenses that give you great vision at every distance while staying moist and comfortable, all day long.
Proclear Multifocal lenses focus light from both near and far distances to the back of the eye, creating the clearest possible image. This unique system uses two different, yet complementary, lenses that work together to provide clear vision near, far, and in between.
Proclear Multifocal lenses are made using PC Technology, which creates a unique material containing molecules of phosphorylcholine (PC), a substance found naturally in human cell membranes. These miracle molecules attract and surround themselves with water, keeping Proclear lenses moist and comfortable.
It's a level of comfort so unique, only Proclear lenses are cleared by the FDA for the claim: "may provide improved comfort for contact lens wearers who experience mild discomfort or symptoms relating to dryness during lens wear."
If you are interested in being fit with Proclear Multifocal Lenses, please call our office at 835-2020 for an appointment.
Note: if you have not had an eye exam within the last 2 years, you will need to book for a complete eye exam first.
If you have recently had an eye examination, please bring your spectacle prescription with you when you come in for your fitting appointment.
Although CooperVision provides us with free trial lenses and a starter pack of solutions for the fitting, we do charge a fitting fee of $125.00 for a bifocal lens fit. However, the fit is entirely guaranteed.... if you are not satisfied with the contact lenses, you can apply the $125 as a credit towards services or products at our office. (for you or an immediate family member)
If you order a year’s supply of lenses after the fitting, CooperVision provides a rebate of $35.00 and we provide a 6 month supply of solutions for free! (a $37 savings)
Duette Multifocal Lenses
DO YOU NEED EXTRA HELP READING UP CLOSE? Do you want the best possible vision in a contact lens? There is now a contact lens that delivers the best possible vision with all day comfort. Duette Multifocal is a new state-of-the-art contact lens that is specially designed for people who need that extra help texting on their phone, seeing their computer and reading the signs on the road. COMFORT AND HEALTH Duette Multifocal optics are surrounded by a soft material that offers all day comfort and an healthy exchange of oxygen and tears throughout the day.
Mini Scleral Lenses
Patients who have irregular or mis-shapen corneas or severe dry eyes may be candidates for mini scleral contact lenses.
Mini scleral contact lenses are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses specially designed to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the ‘white’ of the eye (sclera). In doing so, mini scleral lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities.
Also, the space between the cornea and the back surface of a scleral lens acts as a fluid reservoir to provide comfort for people with severe dry eyes who otherwise could not tolerate contact lens wear.
Mini scleral contacts are noticeably larger than standard gas permeable (GP) contacts and have a diameter equal to or greater than that of soft contact lenses. (16.5mm)
Mini Scleral Contacts for Keratoconus
Many optometrists and ophthalmologists recommend mini scleral contact lenses for a variety of hard-to-fit eyes, including eyes with keratoconus.
In cases of early keratoconus, a standard GP lens may be used. However, if the lens does not center properly on the eye or moves excessively with blinks and causes discomfort, switching to a large-diameter mini scleral contact lens may solve the problem.
Because mini scleral lenses are designed to vault the corneal surface and rest on the less sensitive surface of the sclera, these lenses often are more comfortable for a person with keratoconus. Also, mini scleral lenses are designed to fit with little or no lens movement during blinks, making them more stable on the eye, compared with traditional corneal gas permeable lenses.
Mini Scleral Lenses for Other Eye Problems
In addition to keratoconus, mini scleral contact lenses can be used for eyes that have undergone a cornea transplant, and for people with severe dry eyes caused by conditions such as Sjogren's syndrome, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Mini Scleral Contact Lens Cost
Mini Scleral contact lenses are custom-made for each wearer, so fitting mini scleral contacts demands greater expertise and more time than fitting standard soft or GP contact lenses.
Often, computerized maps of the curvature of the entire cornea are generated to facilitate the lens fitting, and several trial lenses of different sizes and curvatures may be applied to the eye during the fitting process.
Also, depending on the complexity of the problem and how the individual eye tolerates the mini scleral lens, adjustments of lens parameters may be needed, which will require additional lenses to be made and exchanged. The entire mini scleral lens fitting process can take several visits to determine the optimal lens for each eye.
While many individuals who use mini scleral lenses have worn soft or corneal GP lenses in the past, the process for applying and removing scleral lenses may take some practice. The additional time needed to master this, due to the larger size of the lenses and the fluid reservoir under the lenses, needs to be taken into consideration during the fitting process.
Our fees for fitting mini scleral lenses range from $1,500 to $3,000.
For only $75, you can be fit with any number of disposable contact lenses available today. The fitting fee includes trial lenses and a starter kit of solutions. All fittings come with a 'guaranteed fit'. If you are unsuccessful with contact lenses, all fees paid are credited to your account to be used for any other purchase in our office.
Bedford Eye Care is a Finalist for Business of the Year!
We are so very grateful to our patients, the community and the outstanding service team in the practice for the support you all continue to show to us in our many years in business.
We're honoured to be selected by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce among a diverse group of outstanding and well-known finalists for this prestigious award. We believe it's a reflection of the commitment we have to delivering the highest quality care to our patients and for pushing into new areas of innovative care, including our new dry eye and traumatic brain injury clinics, as well as our commitment to patient and public education in these critical new areas of research and treatment.