Contact lenses offer versatile vision correction and are especially beneficial for people who lead an active life. They’re great for activities like going for a jog or an intense session of hot yoga, but what about swimming? Both the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advise against wearing […]
Do Contact Lenses Expire?
Contact lenses are an excellent option for those who need vision correction but prefer not to have frames on all day. Whether you prefer daily disposables or extended wear contacts that can be worn multiple times before they need to be replaced, there is a little date on the side of the box your contacts […]
Are Eye Exams for Contact Lenses & Glasses Different?
Eye exams are the cornerstone of all eye care. Whether you’re looking to update your eyewear, try on a pair of contact lenses, or get help managing a range of eye conditions or diseases, the first step is always an eye exam. But not every eye exam is the same. Depending on your needs, our […]
Do Contacts Protect Your Eyes From the Sun?
Summer is here. That means it’s time for rest, relaxation, and sunshine. You know you need sunglasses for UV protection, but what does that mean for contact lens wearers? West Coast Optical wants to ensure your eyes are protected so you can catch some rays without worrying about your eye health. What is UV Light? […]
Can You Sleep With Contact Lenses?
Contacts are convenient, but they aren’t a grab-and-go option—they require diligent care and maintenance. Your Contact Lens Fitter will teach you everything you need to know about contact lenses when you get a new prescription. One question you may have is if you can sleep with contact lenses? Continue reading to learn more about contact […]
Do I Need an Eye Test for Contact Lenses?
Make no mistake: We love eyeglasses at West Coast Optical. We stock our optical boutique with all the latest trends in frames and lenses, and rock the most fashionable specs in town. However, we completely understand why our clients would consider switching to contact lenses. Over the last decade, there have been significant advancements in […]
Can I Use My Eyeglass Prescription for Contact Lenses?
Glasses can provide you with clear vision, but what happens if you want contact lenses? Can you use your current prescription to get contacts? The answer is more complex than you think. Glasses and contacts are similar, but they have a few key differences in how prescriptions work. Continue reading to learn more, including if […]
New Varilux X Progressive Lenses by Essilor
Do you struggle to see up close? If so, you might be experiencing presbyopia, a natural change in vision that occurs after the age of 40. Your near vision may feel a bit like an out of focus camera whose image you can’t quite sharpen. If you’ve recently been diagnosed as having presbyopia your eye […]
Improve the Way Your Eyes Both Look & See with Coloured Contact Lenses from West Coast Optical
Contact lenses have undergone many amazing advancements over the years but none are more fun than colour changing contact lenses. From booking a gig to simply preferring a different eye color, there are many reasons people purchase coloured contacts. After all, people change their hair colour all the time, so why not change their eye […]
West Coast Optical Offers Expert & Personalized Fitting Services for Contact Lenses
The team at West Coast Optical understands, from experience, the discomfort of poorly fitted contact lenses. They know that their patients require quality fitting services that will allow them to achieve perfect vision with superior lens comfort. That’s why they’ve developed an expert-based service that ensures all patients have convenient access to both quality lenses […]