Whether you’re a seasoned contact lens wearer or are interested in trying out contact lenses for the first time, we can help! Our contact lens care involves monitoring your prescription, health of your eyes, fit of your lenses, and lens comfort. If you are new to contact lenses, we’ll teach you how to insert, remove, and look after your lenses.
Are they comfortable?
We understand for those who have never worn contact lenses before, it may be a bit daunting. However, most contact lenses are available in soft materials that make them very comfortable. It is normal to have an awareness of your contact lenses in your first few days of wear, but this will disappear quickly and you’ll soon forget they are there!
Can children wear contact lenses?
Just like adults, contact lenses can be beneficial for children too. There is no set age that we recommend children start wearing contact lenses, rather it depends on whether a child feels confident and is capable enough to handle and care for their contact lenses on their own. Kids are fast learners, and we often find they get the hang of inserting and removing contact lenses quicker than adults!
How much do they cost?
The cost of your lenses depends on how often you wear your contacts and the type of lens you use. Our optometrists will discuss your options based on your prescription and needs.
Types of contact lenses
Contact lenses can be likened to shoes – the type needed varies from individual to individual depending on fit, comfort and lifestyle. With a range of trusted contact lens brands to choose from, our optometrists are here to help ensure you are matched with the right contact lens choice for your needs.
Soft disposable contact lenses
Soft disposable contact lenses generally provide the most comfortable wearing experience and are the easiest to care for. Soft disposable lenses are available in daily, fortnightly and monthly options.
Multifocal contact lenses
Multifocal contact lenses can be a great option for those who struggle with reading using single vision lenses. While it doesn’t suit every individual, multifocal contact lenses can give you the ability to perform close tasks without having to sacrifice too much of your distance vision.
Rigid gas permeable lenses
Unlike soft contact lenses, these lenses are a harder type of material. These lenses are often custom-made, hence a great option for those whose needs extend beyond those that soft contact lenses can offer, such as those with high scripts or tricky conditions such as keratoconus.
Orthokeratology uses hard lenses designed to be worn overnight to give clear, corrected vision during the day. Ortho-k lenses are also used to help reduce the progression of myopia (or short-sightedness). For more information, visit our Orthokeratology page.
How often should I have my eyes examined?
Once you are settled into a routine of contact lens wear and the prescription has been finalized, it is essential that you visit your optometrist every year to ensure your eyes remain healthy while wearing contact lenses. This way any issues can be detected early to avoid long-term damage to your eyes and reduce the risk of conditions that can prevent you from wearing contact lenses permanently. At these check-ups, the prescription is also be reviewed to ensure you have the best possible vision before a new supply of contact lenses is ordered.
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