Contact Lenses

They say that all good things come in small packages, and this is certainly true for contact lenses! The latest contact lens technologies deliver you convenience, health and comfort so that you can live your life to the fullest. Today almost everyone who wears glasses, including children, can enjoy the freedom and convenience of contact lenses. Conditions correctable with contact lenses include:

  • Shortsightedness (blurred distance vision)
  • Longsightedness (blurry or strained vision)
  • Astigmatism (visual distortion)
  • Presbyopia (blurred near vision that occurs as we age)

If you’re thinking about trialling contact lenses for the first time or have simply taken a break from wearing them, you’ll need to book in for a contact lens consultation with one of our experienced optometrists. During a contact lens consultation your eligibility will be assessed and the right contact lenses for your lifestyle fitted. All this, with your comfort, safety and vision clarity in mind.

Children’s Contact Lenses

Children's contact lenses specialising in Aphakic babies.

The practice specializes in all types of contact lenses, including those for babies. The conditions where a contact lens is the optimal correction for children include: aphakia (when the child is born with cataracts that need to be removed so that vision is possible), anisometropia (where the eyes are very different in focus to each other), high myopia and hypermetropia (short and long sight) and other various conditions. Ortho-K lenses can also be used in children to slow down or prevent myopia progression.

Children are candidates for contact lenses when they are old enough to be able to follow the directions for lens care.

Disposable Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are made from gel-like, water-containing plastics called hydrogels, and cover the entire cornea. Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are an advanced type of soft lens that transmit more oxygen to the eye than regular hydrogel soft lenses. The beauty of these lenses is that they can be worn and then disposed of when the wearing time is complete. There are daily, fortnightly and monthly lenses available depending on which suits your needs best.

Hard Contact Lenses

Hard Contact Lenses are more inflexible, but sometimes are necessary because of the eye’s particular condition. That being the case we are experienced in the fitting of these lenses and have the latest technology to custom design each lens to every eye. It is simply amazing how that little rigid gas permeable lens can be so comfortable. It just has to be the right fit for the right eye.