Contact Lenses

 

Contact lenses are a comfortable, convenient alternative to glasses. Easy to put in and made out of extremely oxygen breathable materials, available in almost any prescription - experience the freedom of vision without glasses today!

 

Whether you're a first timer, tried contact lenses before or just need a prescription or change in lens material, theeyecarecompany optometrists perform comprehensive contact lens examinations that are right for you.

 

what are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are a thin film made of plastic that fits on the front part of the eye to correct vision or for cosmetic purposes. They provide convenience and cosmesis and can be fitted to practically everyone!

 

what type of contact lenses are out there?

Contact lenses come in two different types of material; soft or hard.

 

Soft lenses are made of a plastic polymer which can conform to the shape of the front part of the eye making them very comfortable. Soft lenses are available in a disposable format, where hte contact lenses are replaced are on a daily or monthly basis. Used pairs can be discarded and the low cost of soft lenses makes it both an affordable and safe option.

The hard contact lenses, also known as rigid gas permeable lenses, are made of a much more rigid polymer and can provide much better vision compared to soft contact lenses, however comfort is something that can be an initial problem when starting out. However the eye will become acustomed to the sensation of a hard lens and this will become less of a problem. Hard lenses usually last about on average 18 months each.

 

Hard contact lenses are becoming rarer because of the convenience of easy replacement with the soft contact lenses, as well as the comfort. However hard contact lenses do also have their benefits; speak to your theeyecarecompany optometrists to find out whether hard contact lenses will suit you. We also specialise in difficult contact lens fittings and will always find a solution to your needs!

 

is my prescription or my eyes right for contact lenses?

Our highly experienced optometrists use the latest equipment and contact lens technology to provide our patients every possible means of vision correction.

Has your prescription or your child’s prescription been advancing rapidly? Or do regular soft disposable contact lenses not suit your prescription or your lifestyle? theeyecarecompany optometrists are able to tailor contact lenses to meet your needs.

theeyecarecompany tailors contact lenses for:

  • Myopia Control
  • Orthokeratology (Ortho K)
  • Keratoconus
  • High Astigmatism
  • Multifocal Contact Lenses
  • Cosmetic and Post Surgical
  • High Myopia
  • High Hyperopia
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    what about coloured contact lenses?

    Coloured contact lenses can be used to enhance your eye colour, and is possible regardless of if you require glasses or not. Coloured contact lenses come a variety of colours and shades with flexible wear times that allow you to put them on for special occasions or everyday!

    To discuss your suitability to coloured contact lenses, we will first conduct a general eye test to assess that your eyes are suitable. From there, we can recommend the correct coloured contact lenses and teach you how to insert, remove and care for them.

     

    I've tried contact lenses before, but they don't seem to work for me?

    If you've tried contact lenses a few years ago and found them to be uncomfortable, dry or you just couldn't perfect the art of popping them in - don't fret! Even in the last six months, there have been significant developments in materials used in contact lenses, meaning that if you have dry eyes, astigmatism or a high prescription - there is almost certainly a lens that will work for you. theeyecarecompany optometrists are also experts in lens insertion and removal. It may take a few lessons, but we're very patient!

     

    how much do contact lenses cost?

    The cost of contact lenses vary vastly on a number of factors, all of which we can address for you during your appointment. We also offer contact lenses in a very special deal.

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    what brands of contact lenses are out there and what is right for me?

    There are many different brands of contact lenses available, with each of them carrying many types of contact lens designs and replacement regimes. The brands theeyecarecompany use include but not restricted to Johnson and Johnson, Coopervision, Ciba Vision, Bausch and Lomb, and many more.

                  

     

     

    how do I get a contact lens fitting or exam?

    Get a contact lens fitting or exam by either visiting one of our stores or calling us to make an appointment. Alternatively, you can make an appointment online now.

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