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Clarus Eye Centre offers an incredible selection of contact lenses to suit your every need. Our highly experienced eye doctors and contact lens specialists help you find the perfect contact lenses and ensure your contacts fit your eyes properly and comfortably. When you're ready to buy contact lenses, you’ll find the highest quality care and value at Clarus Eye Centre. 

 

We carry a wide variety of contact lenses, including colored contact lenses! Looking for quality AND value? Buy your contact lenses at Clarus today!

All about contact lenses

Contact lenses are an excellent choice for nearly anyone who needs vision correction and doesn't want to wear eyeglasses full time or undergo LASIK surgery.

Unsure about contact lenses? See below to learn more about contact lens materials, contact lens designs and features, as well as contact lens formats.

Contact lens materials
  • Soft lenses are made from gel-like, water-containing plastics called hydrogels. These lenses are very thin and pliable and conform to the front surface of the eye. Introduced in the early 1970s, hydrogel lenses made contact lens wear much more popular because they are much more comfortable to the wearer.

 

  • Silicone hydrogel lenses are an advanced type of soft contact lenses that are more porous than regular hydrogel lenses and allow even more oxygen to reach the cornea. Introduced in 2002, silicone hydrogel contact lenses are now the most popular lenses prescribed in the United States.

 

  • Gas permeable lenses — also called GP or RGP lenses — are rigid contact lenses that look and feel like PMMA lenses (see below) but are porous and allow oxygen to pass through them. Because they are permeable to oxygen, GP lenses can be fit closer to the eye than PMMA lenses, making them more comfortable than conventional hard lenses. Since their introduction in 1978, gas permeable contact lenses have essentially replaced nonporous PMMA contact lenses. GP contacts often provide sharper vision than soft and silicone hydrogel contacts — especially if you have astigmatism. It usually takes some time for your eyes to adjust to gas permeable lenses when you first start wearing them, but after this initial adaptation period, most people find GP lenses are as comfortable as hydrogel lenses.

 

  • Hybrid contact lenses are designed to provide wearing comfort that rivals soft or silicone hydrogel lenses, combined with the crystal-clear optics of gas permeable lenses. Hybrid lenses have a rigid gas permeable central zone, surrounded by a "skirt" of hydrogel or silicone hydrogel material. Despite these features, only a small percentage of people in the U.S. wear hybrid contact lenses, perhaps because these lenses are more difficult to fit and are more expensive to replace than soft and silicone hydrogel lenses.

 

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What to expect at your contact lens fitting

At your fitting, we’ll teach you how to wear your contact lenses and care for them to ensure the safety and comfort of your eyes. Over time, contact lenses can cause subtle changes to your eyes. To be sure you’re getting the most from your lenses, we’ll encourage you to return at regular intervals for an eye health check. 

 

Clarus makes it easy to buy contact lenses! 

Clarus now offers a mail subscription service! Simply set up your account to get your prescription contacts shipped directly to you. For more information or to buy contact lenses, please call our contact lens department at 360-486-9583 or