Contact Lens Exams & Fittings in Ottawa

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Comfort & Convenience in Contact Lenses

At Downtown Eye Care & The Contact Lens Department, we have provided Ottawa with specialized eye care for over 30 years. No matter what care you need, we’re here to help.

Whether it is a comprehensive eye exam, specialty contact lenses, or eye disease management, we have the experience to help with your vision needs. Come visit us and we can help support your visual health.

Our Approach to Contact Lens Fitting

Our philosophy is to aim to fit your eye with the least complex and most readily available contact lens. 

We have developed a strategy to help guide us through the fitting process and lead you to a product that provides you with the best possible vision. We start with an in-office assessment, measurements, and a review of your lifestyle habits and the vision challenges you face day-to-day.

Before we start the fitting process, we review which contact lens options might work and, whenever possible, try to demonstrate the final product.

We then review the surface of your eye and determine your vision needs, address your concerns, and recommend the contact lens options that would suit you best.

Our experience and knowledge of contact lens products allow us to focus on which products would provide you with the best outcomes. Our approach goes a long way to minimizing any unwanted surprises and sets you up for healthy, comfortable contact lens use.

Types of Contact Lenses

We offer a wide range of contact lens options. Depending on your lenses and vision needs, you may be able to get contacts that can be replaced on a daily, bi-weekly, monthly, semi-annual, or even an annual schedule.

Soft Hydrogel Lenses

Soft contacts are a popular option. They are affordable, comfortable, and well-tolerated. These lenses are made from silicone hydrogel, a material that lets oxygen pass through and helps to keep the eye healthy.

If you prefer a contact lens that is more sturdy than a soft contact, something more akin to the traditional hard contacts, rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses might be the right choice.

Vision is clear and crisp with RGP lenses because they keep their shape when you blink. They are also lightweight and allow oxygen to pass through and get to your eyes, helping to keep them healthy.

Hybrid lenses combine the comfort and clear vision features of soft contact lenses and rigid gas-permeable lenses.

They are available in regular or multifocal varieties. We offer Duette lenses by SynergEyes.

For people with astigmatism, we offer toric lenses. These lenses work with the irregularly shaped cornea or lens that causes blurred vision at all distances in people with this refractive error.

Toric contact lenses need to sit just right on the eye to help people see clearly, so they have unique design features—like weighting at the bottom of the lens—to make that possible. The lenses contain different powers in different parts of the lens, so their positioning on the eye is imperative.

Toric lenses come in soft or rigid gas-permeable varieties.

Our team is well-equipped to help everyone find the perfect lenses for their eyes. Sometimes, certain eye conditions require specialty contact lenses. Visit our Specialty Contact Lenses page for more information.

Visit Us for a Contact Lens Fitting in Ottawa

Whether you are new to contact lenses, would like to renew your prescription, or want to order a new supply of lenses, we can help.

Book an appointment with us today, to discuss all of your contact lens needs.

Our Brands

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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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Alden Optical

At Alden Optical, our custom and specialty contact lenses are more than made to order. They’re made to measure up to the incredibly high standards of the world’s most demanding contact lens specialists.

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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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Supplying Optometrists with quality contact lenses since 1986. A refreshing change from other name brand manufactures, Blanchard prides itself on their crisp vision and unique soft and custom made lenses in a variety of specialty designs.

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Cardinal Contact Lens is Canada's premier manufacturer of rigid gas permeable contact lenses. Defying the history of rigid lenses being impenetrable, Cardinal lenses allow your eyes to breathe and prevent uncomfortable dryness and buildup under the lens itself. The only choice for rigid lenses in today's Canadian vision market.

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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.

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Johnson & Johnson

As a primary resource to optometrists and eye care professionals, Johnson & Johnson aims to make the world a better place by providing health solutions for everyone. Explore well-known, trusted products with a brand responsible for improving daily lives.

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World class manufacturer of customer contact lenses. The company has a history of being a leader in creating the best products for customers. From manufacturing soft lenses, RPG and hand painted lenses they meet the expectations of customers worldwide.

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SynergEyes hybrid contact lenses transform the vision for patients with astigmatism, presbyopia, and irregular cornea conditions. Since the first generation of hybrid lenses came to market in 2005, the company has continued to develop and deliver advancements in hybrid contact lens technologies. Generation 2 lenses combine new high-Dk materials with more comfortable, vision-optimized designs. In 2015, several new products expanded the vision possibilities for patients that will benefit from this leading technology.

Our Location 

We’re located in Suite 216 in the 350 Sparks Street Office. We share an underground parking garage with the Hilton Garden Inn at 361 Queen Street. The parking garage can be accessed via Queen Street. Please see the photos below for our main and back entrances.  

Our Address 

  • 350 Sparks Street, Suite 216
  • Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7S8

Contact Information 

Hours of Operation 

  • Monday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Our Services

Our Contact Lens Brands

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