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Contact Lens Exam & Fittings

We’ll Help You Find the Right Contacts For You

Finding contact lenses that fit you, function properly, and feel comfortable can be frustrating; but it doesn’t have to be. We’ll work with you to find your optimal pair of contacts. Book your contact lens exam and fitting with us today.

How Does a Contact Lens Exam & Fitting Work?

The Exam

Before we send you home with your new contact lenses, there are a few steps to go through. First, we’ll examine your eyes for any health issues that might restrict contact lens use. Next, we’ll determine what level of correction you need, ensuring we have the most accurate prescription. Finally, we’ll measure your eyes, getting precise measurements indicating the size and shape of contacts you need for the most comfortable fit.

Now it’s time to start trying out contact lenses! We’ll select the pair that we think will work best for you, and spend some time with you going over the things you need to know. This will include proper contact lens hygiene, the dos and don’ts of contact lens wear, and a tutorial on how to insert and remove your lenses properly.

It may take a few appointments to determine your contact lens prescription. A contact lens prescription is different from a glasses prescription, and needs to be measured separately.Once you’ve learned the basics, we’ll send you home with a trial pair of lenses. Wear these (as directed) for a few days, and decide if you’re happy with them. If not, don’t worry! Sometimes it takes a few tries to find the perfect contact lenses for you. Once you find the right lenses, it’s all worth it.

We Have a Great Selection of Contacts

Our dispensary is stocked with a wide variety of well known and trustworthy brands, including Bausch & Lomb, CIBA, Coopervision, and Acuvue. Learn more about all of the contact lens brands in our inventory.

Can I Wear Contact Lenses If I Have Dry Eye?

Some patients find that contact lenses exacerbate their dry eye symptoms. In fact, dry eye is the leading source of contact lens discomfort. But you shouldn’t have to choose between comfort and the freedom of contact lenses. We carry a number of contacts designed to correct your vision while alleviating your dry eye symptoms.

If dry eye is keeping you from wearing contact lenses, why not deal with the source of the symptoms? Book an appointment with us today and ask what dry eye treatment options are available to you.

Direct Billing Simplifies Your Eye Care Experience

Shaughnessy Optometry is pleased to offer direct billing with the following insurance providers:

  • Cowan
  • Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
  • The Great-West Life Assurance Company
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • iA Financial Group
  • Johnson
  • Johnston Group
  • Manulife
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Maximum Benefit
  • Blue Cross

Visit Our Shaughnessy Location

We’re located on Oak Street, just across the street from Emily Carr Public School and beside the Easter Seal house. Stop in, take a look around our office, and say hello; we’d love to meet you. Our patients have access to free street-level parking in our parking lot adjacent to the Royal Bank.


3955 Oak Street
Vancouver BC, V6H 2M7



Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

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