Eye care innovations make a big difference

New technology, new lenses offer better options for Surrey patients

While knowledge and experience are vital to exceptional optometry care, today’s technology is allowing your eyecare team to do more than ever before.

Those innovations have not only brought improved vision, but also more options and a better patient experience.

Lab changes for your lenses

When you order new glasses, lenses come in large, round discs, which traditionally have been sized, traced, ground down and shaped to fit your selected frame, explains Surrey Optometry’s Dr. Glenn Dyck.

Now, the office has welcomed a brand new edging machine that can precisely shape and fit the lens – and typically do it in much less time.

“The addition of the latest technology to the lab has brought an even better fit for the patient and a faster turn-around. We’re able to get the best fit, the first time, and quicker that ever,” Dr. Dyck says.

“And because the machine is so reliable in its work with the lens, we can spend more time with the patient to ensure we’re choosing the right frames, with the right features for their needs.”

For those whose prescriptions have traditionally meant a thicker lens, the new machine allows for the highest index lenses, providing a thinner, less conspicuous appearance.

“It all translates to better service and a better experience for the patient,” Dr. Dyck says.

Contacts for astigmatism? You bet!

For many years, common belief held that contact lenses were not practical for people with astigmatism – or at very least were uncomfortable.

It’s time to change that thinking.

Toric contact lenses have a unique shape that accommodates the different curve of the cornea or lens that happens with astigmatism – a vision-changing option for those living with this common condition.

“If you have astigmatism, we can fit you,” Dr. Dyck says.

It’s these kinds of innovations – with the accompanying focus on patient experience – that resonates with Surrey Optometry’s patients, and why most of the family practice’s new patients come from referrals, notes Dr. Dyck.

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Surrey Optometry is conveniently located in downtown Surrey, close to the new city hall and library at 10501A King George Blvd. at 105 Avenue. Stop to see Dr. Dyck, Margaret and Ian for your ocular health, glasses and contact lenses, not to mention a huge selection of frames and sunglasses, or visit online at surreyoptometry.ca.

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