Regardless of how often you want to wear contact lenses, it’s important to make sure that your lenses fit both your eyes and your vision properly, ensuring you can see clearly while feeling comfortable. This is why we offer customised contact lens consultations with our eye care practitioners, to give you the best outcome from your lenses, while helping you feel fully informed about how to care for your lenses and your eye health.
Contact Lens Types
We have a wide range of contact lens types to best support the needs of our clients and their varying lifestyles. Your eye care professional will explain all of these during your consultation, which may include:
- Daily disposable lenses, which are ideal for travelling as there are no cleaning solutions to pack, or for those who have hay fever or allergies and find relief from a fresh lens every day
- Monthly disposable lenses which can be worn every day for up to a month, offering better value as you only only need 12 pairs each year
- Continuous wear lenses which can be re-used for an extended period of time
- Bifocal or multifocal contact lenses which can accommodate different prescriptions within one lens - help you switch focus from close vision to distant in an instant
- Toric contact lenses for astigmatism - to suit cases where the lens of the eye is slightly oval-shaped
Silicone hydrogel lenses that can be worn during the day and into the night without needing to take them out for sleep
Coloured lenses that can enhance the natural beauty of your eyes with depth and definition, or allow you to try any colour on the spectrum, from bright blue to warm brown
Contact Lens Consultation: What To Expect
- Eye Examination: Contact lenses are medical devices, so you need an eye examination to determine the best prescription for your lenses. Here, your optometrist carries out a comprehensive eye exam to assess your vision, and find the right contact lens for your needs. If you already have a glasses prescription, your contact lens prescription may differ, so you’ll typically need to have a separate contact lens assessment to ensure your lenses will be right for your eyes and your vision.
- Lifestyle Preferences: There are a wide range of lenses available with today’s advancing technology, and some contact lens types may be better suited for athletes with active lifestyles, whereas others may be better for frequent travellers who might need to occasionally sleep while still wearing their contacts. All of this will be considered during your exam
- Measurements: Your optometrist will also gather several measurements, including the curvature of your cornea, which is the clear front surface of your eye where your contact lens will sit. Your pupil and iris size may also be measured.
- Tear Film Evaluation: If you tend to have dry eyes, your optometrist may also perform a tear film evaluation to make sure you’re prescribed lenses that keep your eyes moisturised.
- Hygiene: During your appointment, we’ll guide you on how to use and care for your contact lenses hygienically to help support the health and comfort of your eyes.
Our team understands how important the option to be able to wear contact lenses is to many, so we always take great time and care in helping you get the best contact lenses for your needs.
To learn more about the benefits of wearing contact lenses or to make an appointment to find a lens style which best suits you, contact us here.