Contact lenses provide freedom, flexibility and are a great way to change up your look! They provide a full field of unobstructed vision allowing you to take on new activities with crisp vision. The advances in technology have meant that nearly all spectacle wearers have a suitable contact lens alternative available to them. Many people are apprehensive that contact lenses are difficult to use or are uncomfortable. Our optometrist can provide you with in-depth education and training to ensure you are wearing your contact lenses appropriately. The comfort of contact lenses has improved in leaps and bounds. Particularly, daily disposable contact lenses are extremely thin and breathable, ensuring a comfortable wearing experience. The most common wearing methods are daily, fortnightly and monthly disposables.
Daily disposables are the most convenient, hygienic and comfortable option. This is because the materials they are constructed from are extremely breathable to allow oxygen flow to the eye. By disposing of the lens after 1 wear, you are significantly reducing the risk of infection. Daily disposable lenses are available in a wide variety prescriptions. They offer great flexibility for people who only want to wear contact lenses 1-3 days/week such as for sport, socialising or if you like to mix up your look with glasses!
Fortnightly and monthly contact lenses offer a more extensive range of prescriptions and are more suited to those who would prefer to wear contact lenses all day, every day! Whilst we still recommend resting your eyes at night, these lenses can be worn comfortably for 14 (fortnightly) to 30 (monthly) days.
Orthokeratology, or "ortho-k" for short, is a non-surgical and reversible way to correct vision while you sleep. If you're looking for a solution to correct your vision without glasses or contact lenses during the day, then ortho-k might be right for you. At our optometry practice, we specialize in the fitting and supply of orthokeratology.
Ortho-k works by using a specially designed contact lens that you wear while you sleep. The lens gently reshapes the surface of your cornea, the clear front part of your eye, to correct your vision. When you wake up in the morning, you remove the contact lens and your vision is temporarily corrected for the day.
The benefits of ortho-k are numerous. First and foremost, it offers a convenient, non-surgical alternative to traditional vision correction methods. Ortho-k is also great for those who suffer from dry eyes or allergies, as it eliminates the need for contact lenses during the day. Additionally, ortho-k has been shown to slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children.
At our practice, we specialize in the fitting and supply of ortho-k contact lenses. Our team of experienced optometrists will work with you to determine if ortho-k is right for you, and if so, will fit you with the appropriate contact lenses. We use the latest technology to ensure that your lenses are custom-made to fit your unique eye shape, ensuring maximum comfort and efficacy.
Hard gas permeable contact lenses, also known as Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses offer a number of benefits over other types of contact lenses, including improved vision, durability, and ease of use.
At our optometry practice, we specialize in the fitting and supply of hard gas permeable contact lenses. Our experienced optometrists will work with you to ensure that your lenses are a perfect fit for your eyes, providing you with optimal vision correction and comfort.
Unlike soft contact lenses, which can be initially difficult to handle, hard gas permeable lenses are built to last. They are more resistant to tears and scratches but have a longer initial adaptation time.
If you're interested in learning more about hard gas permeable contact lenses, or if you're considering making the switch from soft lenses, our team is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if hard gas permeable lenses are right for you.
If you currently wear contact lenses, The Eyewear Shop offers a wide choice of lenses. And if you’re considering trying contact lenses for the first time, our optometrist can recommend the best solution for you based on your prescription and lifestyle. So, what are you waiting for? Call us now and make an appointment to discover the world through contact lenses.