Contact Lens Evaluations

A contact lens evaluation is an addition to a comprehensive eye examination. If you’ve already had a comprehensive exam within the last 1-2 years, we can just perform the contact lens evaluation by itself, but if it has been longer, we recommend a comprehensive eye exam first or during the same visit. A contact lens evaluation includes a fitting of contact lenses to determine the best type, size, and fit of contact lenses for an individual’s eyes and visual needs. During the evaluation, we will perform a comprehensive eye examination to assess your vision and eye health and measure the shape and curvature of your cornea to determine the appropriate size and type of contact lenses for you. The evaluation ensures that the contact lenses are safe and effective to use and provides instructions on proper insertion, removal, and care for the lenses.

Preparing for a Contact Lens Evaluation can help ensure a smooth and productive appointment. Here are some tips to help you prepare:

  • Bring your current eyeglasses or contact lenses: Your optometrist will want to review your prescription and previous vision history.
  • Have your medical history ready: Be prepared to provide details about any previous eye conditions, surgeries, allergies, or medical conditions that could affect your eyes or vision.
  • Bring a list of questions: Make a list of any questions or concerns about contact lenses or your eye health, and bring it to the appointment.
  • Bring your insurance information: If you have vision insurance, be sure to bring your insurance card and any necessary information.
  • Bring your Alberta Health Card: In case any health issues need to be dealt with before a proper evaluation can be done, these can be billed to health care directly.


By following these simple steps, you can help ensure that your contact lens evaluation appointment goes smoothly and that you get the most out of your visit with your optometrist.

Age: 0 - 99
  • Contact lens fitting to determine the type and size of lenses that fit your eyes best.
  • Trial lenses to test comfort and vision quality.
  • Follow-up appointments to evaluate the lenses’ fit and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Instructions on how to care for your lenses.
Price: Varies depending on your situation. There are slightly different fees for single vision, astigmatism or multifocal evaluations. Contact our clinic for more information.

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West Edmonton Vision Clinic

Visit our vision clinic in central West Edmonton for comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, glasses, and more. Louie Eyecare Centre is dedicated to providing the highest quality optometric services and products to our patients. Our team of experienced optometrists is here to help you with all of your eye care needs. Schedule an appointment today!

Clinic Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:00-5:00
Wednesday 9:00-5:00
Thursday 9:00-5:00
Friday 9:00-5:00
Saturday 9:00-2:00
Closed Sunday / Holidays


Frequently Asked Questions

The primary symptom of myopia is difficulty seeing objects at a distance, such as road signs or chalkboards. Other symptoms may include eyestrain, headaches, squinting, and needing to sit closer to screens or books to see clearly.

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is an eye condition where distant objects appear blurry, while close objects can be seen clearly. It occurs when the eyeball is too long or the cornea’s curvature is too steep, causing light to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it.

The corneal curve is measured using a technique called corneal topography. This non-invasive procedure creates a detailed map of the corneal surface, showing its curvature and any irregularities. During the test, you may be asked to focus on a target, and a specialized instrument captures images of the cornea’s shape. The data obtained from corneal topography aids in assessing tear film stability, identifying areas of potential dryness, and assisting in the diagnosis and management of dry eye.

Yes, the corneal curve can provide insights into the severity of dry eye. An uneven corneal surface can disrupt the tear film, leading to dryness and discomfort. Specialized tests, such as corneal topography, evaluate the curvature of the cornea and its impact on tear distribution. Changes in the corneal curve, along with other clinical assessments, help eye care professionals determine the severity of dry eye and tailor appropriate treatment strategies.

The curve on the front of the eye, known as the cornea, plays a crucial role in dry eye detection. Changes in the corneal surface can affect tear distribution and stability, leading to dry eye symptoms. Optometrists and ophthalmologists use advanced imaging techniques to analyze the corneal curvature and its changes over time. This helps detect dry eye by identifying irregularities that can contribute to tear film instability and ocular discomfort.

The MYAH is a versatile tool that does many things. It measures the length of your eye, checks the shape of your cornea, looks at how your pupil responds to light, and analyzes how light behaves on the front surface of your eye. It can image the meibomian gland structure and tear film height. It’s also helpful for finding the right kind of contact lenses. The MYAH helps keep track of how your eye changes over time, measures your eye’s focusing power, and shows any differences in the shape of your cornea between visits. It can also show how light might be causing some blurriness. So, it’s like a really useful tool for understanding your eye health and helping you get the best lenses if you need them.