CONTACT LENSES

 There are many different types of contact lenses to choose from.  Even within the ever-popular disposable designs, there are all sorts of variations – daily, fortnightly or monthly disposables, torics (for astigmatism), multifocals etc. 

Contact lenses are great for active lifestyles, for everyone from kids as young as six to people in their 90s. Many wearers choose to use them almost all the time. Contact lenses cater for a range of prescriptions, so you are not limited to only wearing prescription glasses – they can help you see just as well and, for some people, even better.

We’re happy to help you make the best decision based on your lifestyle, budget and any other factors

Our optometrists can help you find your ideal contact lens so that great vision doesn’t come at the compromise of comfort. However, wearing contact lenses requires you to know how to look after your eyes as well as the contacts so that you can avoid irritation issues. 

With the latest contact lenses and expert fitting by our optometrists, you should not experience irritation, red eyes, dry eyes or blurred vision. Let our optometrists know if you experience any of these signs or symptoms as they might indicate an underlying problem. Our optometrists will be able to provide the expert attention needed to identify and manage any issues. 


MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES

If you're over 45 and are struggling with reading glasses, then multifocal contact lenses could be the solution you've been looking for.

  • They are a great alternative for people who have presbyopia, particularly for those who wear multifocal glasses
  • Like multifocal glasses, multifocal contact lenses can be worn to correct your vision at a range of distances; far, intermedidate and near
  • They are soft contact lenses and are available in daily, fortnightly or monthly disposables
  • Can also be custom-made to suit your exact eye shape (and generally replaced annually)


CONTACT LENS FOR MYOPIA CONTROL

When it comes to myopia (or short-sightedness) in children, it's no longer good enough to be simply prescribed a pair of distance glasses. This eye condition is progressive, meaning it gets worse over time - until the late teens at least.

One strategy that always creates confusion is the use of Multifocal or Bifocal Contact Lenses for the treatment of myopia. These are similar to the multifocal contact lenses used by middle-aged people to allow them to read as well as see in the distance. These lenses are specially designed for younger eyes and have undergone clinical studies to test their effectiveness.

  • Evidence for the use of soft bifocal contact lenses for the control of myopia progression was first published in 2008 in a case report of identical twins.  One of the twins was fitted with distance only soft contact lenses and the other with a multifocal lenses such as misight . In the first year of contact lens wear, the child fitted with the single vision soft contact lens showed myopia progression of -1.32 D more than their twin, however their myopia progression halted once she switched to multifocal  contact lenses.

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