Choosing the right type of lenses

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Choosing the right type of lenses

Lenses today are healthier, easier and can correct a far wider range of prescriptions than ever before.

We will measure your eyes to determine which lens is right for you. Do not worry about making a decision. We will ensure that your needs are met and that the best lens for those needs are used.

Advances in contact lens technology include:

Daily disposables Wear a fresh new pair of lenses every day! Daily disposables are worn once, then discarded, with no solutions required and greatly reduce the risk of eye infections. Daily disposables give you fresh, clean and comfortable lenses every day without the hassle of cleaning and storing lenses.

Silicone hydrogel lenses The newest and most advanced of the soft lens, these lenses feel and behave like a soft lens but allow six times as much oxygen to the cornea. Contact lenses made from silicone hydrogel can be worn on a continuous wear basis for up to 30 days and nights.
This mode of lens wear is not for everybody. However, some of our patients are now sleeping in their lenses and enjoy being able to read the alarm clock on wakening. Others only sleep in their lenses for short naps or in emergencies. Many wear these lenses because they are healthier.

Contact lenses for astigmatism, called toric lenses, and contact lenses for presbyopia, multifocal contact lenses, are also now available in silicone hydrogel.
Silicone hydrogel lenses have a low water content, so lenses do not dry out as much as previously, making them more comfortable in dry environments like air conditioned offices and for people with dry eyes. Silicone hydrogel lenses also resist the build up of deposits, making the lenses more comfortable and easier to keep clean.

New multifocal lenses that allow people over 40 years of age to have clear distance and near vision in the one lens. Click here to learn more.

Myopia control multifocal lenses Myopia progression usually occurs because the eye grows too long and light is not focused correctly onto the retina. New research indicates that one of the causes for the progression of myopia is peripheral retinal blur. Glasses and single vision contact lenses focus the central vision, but do not focus peripheral vision very well due to the shape of the retina. While the visual system is still developing, through the 20s

Orthokeratology lenses (Ortho K) These are a fantastic new lens modality which moulds the cornea while you sleep. When you wake, the lenses are removed and you can see as if you had perfect vision all day. Like laser refractive surgery (Lasik) without the surgery.

Rigid Gas Permeable lenses (RGP) may be recommended for certain strong prescriptions, especially with very high astigmatism or as contact lenses for keratoconus. Keratoconus (literally conical cornea) is a thinning of the central zone of the cornea (the front surface of the eye). As this happens, the normal pressure within the eye makes the thinner area of the cornea bulge forward slightly. Often the only way people with Keratoconus can achieve clear vision is with specially prescribed rigid gas permeable contact lenses.
A large range of custom made conventional RGP (hard) and soft contact lenses as well as prescription and plano cosmetic coloured contact lenses are fitted by our professional optometrists.

Our range of contact lenses is sourced from some of the worlds leading manufacturers, including brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Bausch & Lomb, Ciba Vision and Coopervision. We provide the highest quality eyecare. As independent Optometrists, we will choose the lens that is most suitable for your eyes and vision.