A Custom Prescription for Your Contacts
Clear, comfortable vision with contact lenses relies on an up-to-date contact lens prescription. Your contacts prescription is different from your eyeglasses prescription and includes additional information about the shape of your eyes.
Visit us for a comprehensive contact lens exam to get your prescription.
About Your Contact Lens Exam
During your contact lens exam, we’ll test your visual acuity with an eye chart and measure your refractive error with our digital Reichert Phoroptor.
We’ll also measure the curvature of your cornea, which is the front portion of your eye, and the size of your pupil and iris so we can find the right lens fit for the unique shape of your eyes.
If you have a high degree of astigmatism or a corneal irregularity due to keratoconus, we’ll use corneal topography to create a 3D map of your cornea. This tool allows us to custom-fit specialty scleral lenses, which can offer clear vision for people with irregular corneas.
Caring for Your Contact Lenses
Excellent contact lens hygiene is essential to prevent eye infections or scratches related to contact lens use. Good contact lens hygiene habits include:
- Wearing your contact lenses for the amount of time prescribed and replacing them for new lenses as recommended by your optometrist
- Washing your hands before and after inserting or removing your lenses
- Cleaning your lenses as directed, including always rubbing them, even if you use a “no-rub” solution
- Never sharing your contacts with anyone else
Our Contact Lens Brands
We have a range of contact lens varieties and brands, including soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, toric lenses for astigmatism, and multifocal contacts to correct presbyopia.
We stock all Acuvue, CooperVision, Alcon, and Bausch & Lomb contacts. You can also reorder your contacts using our online form.
Contact lenses should be comfortable, affordable, and convenient. CIBA is proud to offer many contact lenses, including breathable day and night lenses, single-use lenses, bifocal lenses, and cosmetic lenses. You and your eyes deserve top quality contact lenses that fit your unique vision needs.
- 2093 2nd avenue
- Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1B5
- Phone: 867-668-2020
- Fax: 867-667-6526
Find us in downtown Whitehorse across from the Yukon Visitor Information Centre, just steps from Main Street and the Yukon River.
For your convenience, we are wheelchair accessible.
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
Hours of operation may vary on holidays.
We’ve been going to Northern Lights Optometry for 20 years. The service has been always first class. The staff are professional, courteous and knowledgeable about the products they sell. This all lead by Dr. Gorrell who is the consummate professional, always gives professional no BS advice and is always friendly. He is fantastic with kids and helped my son make the transition from glasses to contacts when he was 9. 6 starts for me!!
Friendly staff and expert advice. We are very fortunate to have this level of service and selection in Whitehorse. They went above and beyond to help me out in a jam! Thanks for the great service and quality care!
Northern Lights Optometry has taken care of my ocular health for the past 30 years. I’ve never had anything but good experiences. Pleasant, knowledgeable staff and kind, professional service are the standard.
Always a great, professional, and knowledgeable experience for myself and my family, whether it’s a regular eye exam or a diabetic exam. I’ve been a patient at Northern Lights for over 25 years, and I’ve always received the quality customer service I’ve come to expect because that’s what I’ve always received. Great selection of glasses and sunglasses at competitive pricing. I highlight recommend Dr. Gorrell and his staff.
Had been having headaches and fatigue for months when it was suggested I have my eyes checked. Has not had my eyes checked in ten years. I was referred to see Dr. Guy Gorrell by a good friend. Dr. Gorrell was professional and very thorough in his assessment of my eyes and overall vision. In the end Dr. Gorrell was able to diagnose that my eyes did in fact need a prescription lens and my headaches and fatigue were likely due to my straining my eyes to see properly. His friendly and helpful staff assisted me in choosing my frames and in a very short period of time my glasses were available. Since having the prescription glasses my headaches and fatigue have stopped and I am very pleased. I highly recommend Dr. Gorrell and his staff at Northern Lights Optometry.