Switch to contact lenses

  Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

If you're considering making the switch to contact lenses, or the ones you wear feel uncomfortable, Unique Vision Centre in Stoney Creek can help you decide whether contacts are right for you.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about contact lenses:

Can I wear contacts if I have astigmatism?

Yes, there are special contact lenses designed for astigmatism.

Astigmatism is when the cornea is more elongated than usual, making contact lens fitting a little trickier. That's why it's so important to visit a professional eye centre that provides personalized services to get the perfect fit. Unique Vision Centre carries top brands for astigmatism, such as Acuvue Oasys, Air Optix and Bausch & Lomb.

How many hours a day can I wear contacts?

Your lenses should still feel comfortable after 12 hours. If you have dry eyes, you may find that after eight hours of wearing contact lenses you'll benefit by switching to glasses.

Are daily disposables worth the extra cost?

If comfort is your main priority, absolutely. Once you've used daily disposables and felt the difference, you're unlikely to ever go back to monthly lenses. There's no accumulation of germs, bacteria or deposits, and you never have to clean them — simply remove and discard each day. While the lenses cost a little more, you'll save money by not having to purchase contact lens solution.

Can I wear contact lenses if I have a bifocal or multifocal prescription?

In most cases, yes. Many people find success by wearing one lens prescribed for distance and the other for reading.

At what age can my child start wearing contacts?

For kids who love to play sports, wearing contact lenses may be more practical than glasses. Depending on their maturity level, it's usually appropriate to introduce them to contact lenses around age 12; however, in some cases younger children do well with contacts.

For more information or to book an eye exam, call Unique Vision Centre at 905-662-4000. The optical store is located at 259 Highway 8, Unit 6, in Stoney Creek, Ontario.

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Keeping your eyes healthy and well-cared for is a vital part of your overall health, and booking regular appointments for checkups with the friendly and professional staff at Stoney Creek’s Unique Vision Centre ensures an enjoyable visit with the very best in personalized optical services.

You know the service is outstanding when 80 per cent of a business’s customers are referrals, and that is just the case at Unique Vision Centre. All members of your family, from young to old, should have regular eye checkups to make sure their vision is clear and that there aren’t any underlying health issues, such as glaucoma or high blood pressure.

Vision concerns can occur at any age, but some common ones to have checked out include eye muscle co-ordination, the ability to fixate, crossed eyes, cataracts, pink eye, nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism, and eyelid health.

Besides thorough checkups, Unique Vision Service offers an outstanding selection of designer eyewear including Armani, Maui Jim™, Dolce & Gabbana, Wiley X®, Burberry, Coach™, Michael Kors®, Versace, Ray-Ban®, Polo Ralph Lauren® and Vogue Eyewear, to name a few. Contact lenses, which can also be reordered online, include Acuvue®, Air Optix® and Bausch & Lomb. Maybe you’re looking for sunglasses; if so, save money by ordering them at the same time as your regular glasses. Unique Vision Centre also offers convenient on-site eye exams, direct billing and one-hour service if needed.



If you require special task or sports eyewear, Unique Vision has you covered with an array of products for skiing, swimming, shooting, cycling and more. There’s also an impressive selection of eyewear for children, so come in to take a look at what they offer.

For more information or to book an appointment, contact Unique Vision Centre at 905-662-4000. They are located at 259 Highway 8, Unit 6, in Stoney Creek. Visit their website at, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or follow them on Twitter.If you’ve been skipping regular eye exams, it’s time to take a second look at the importance of having a trained professional check out your vision. An on-site optometrist can make sure everything is healthy, while a licensed optician can assist in proper frame and lens selection, plus the proper fitting of new eyewear, in the convenience of your own home, if desired.


Unique Vision Centre in Stoney Creek provides you and your family with the best in personalized optical services, from initial consultations to long-term preventative services conducted by a fully-qualified optician. At Unique Vision Centre, we strive to deliver exceptional customer service and ongoing after care to offer you the most complete optical experience in the area. It’s the reason why clients keep coming back and referring their friends and family.


Maintaining optimal eye health means a schedule of regular checkups and, in cases where eyewear is required, ensuring you’re wearing the right product for your eyes. Our professional Unique Vision Centre staff provides you with ongoing education related to the current health of your eyes and the vision correction products you choose. We offer convenient eye examinations, direct billing to insurance companies and one hour service on most prescriptions, so you don’t have to wait to start seeing things in a whole new light.

At Unique Vision Centre, we want you to feel comfortable the moment you walk in our door. Your experience when shopping for a look that suits you should be an enjoyable one, not rushed or pressured. Come in and browse our wide range of eyewear and sunglasses, from top designer brand names including Armani, Maui Jim, D&G, Wiley X, Burberry, Coach, Michael Kors, Versace, Ray-Ban, Polo, Vogue and more. Whether you’re looking for the latest in European fashion or something with a more North American flair, we have it in stock and ready for you to try on. We also feature a great variety of special task eyewear for and a stylish selection of children’s eyewear.

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  Friday, 23 January 2015 00:00

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