Contact Lenses

Would you like a different look?
Would you like to not wear glasses at the weekend or when you go out?
Would you like the convenience of not having to wear glasses when playing sport?
Are there just times when you would like to not have to wear your glasses?

If the answer is YES! to any of the above then maybe you should think about trying contact lenses?
Many people wear contact lenses for sporting and recreational purposes, preferring to wear their glasses the rest of the time. This is really easy today with daily disposable contact lenses – wear it once then throw it away – no cleaning or storage issues.
They even come in multifocal format for varifocal wearers. In fact these days, most people can find a lens that they can get along with and with the advent of Johnson and Johnson Acuvue lenses in Transitions, you will not even need sunglasses!

We fit and supply both soft and gas permeable (rigid) contact lenses as well as specialty lenses such as Ortho K  and  ChromaGen which can help colour identificalion in colourblind individuals

Standard contact lenses

We fit and supply both soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses including daily disposable and lenses with extended wear (overnight) capeability.

Specialty Contact Lenses

We fit and supply the following specialty contact lenses – please contact the practice for further details.

Ortho-K

Ortho-K (Orthokeratology) is a vision correction therapy that provides clear, comfortable vision without the need to wear contact lenses during the day.

Am I suitable for Ortho-K?

If you are myopic (short-sighted) by no more than – 5.00 Diopters and with low or no astigmatism, it could very well be for you.  Unfortunately it is not suitable if you are long-sighted (Hypermetropic).

Ortho-K is good for people who:

  • want clear natural vision
  • want to be free from lenses for sports and outdoor activities for example water sports and boxing.
  • do not want to undergo laser refractive surgery
  • find that contact lenses do not fulfill their needs
  • find it hard to wear lenses all day without discomfort
  • suffer from hay-fever
  • work in a very dusty, dry or smoky environment
  • find spectacles and conventional lenses just a plain nuisance
  • need to have a certain degree of uncorrected vision to satisfy their employers or  licensing body (e.g. pilots, police).

How does it work?

Very simply, Ortho-K lenses are specially designed breathable lenses that gently modify the shape of your cornea to allow you to see the same way as someone with normal vision. As they are worn overnight while you sleep, you don’t feel them.

Is Ortho-k safe?

Yes. Research and world-wide experience show that the whole process is safe and 100% reversible. So if you decide to stop or pause Ortho-K for any reason, the cornea will return to it’s original shape and you will see clearly with your glasses again. This makes Ortho-k an excellent alternative to laser surgery.

What are the advantages of Ortho-K?

  • normal vision without specs or contact lenses
  • It is not a surgical procedure
  • It is reversible
  • It is modifiable
  • It doesn’t hurt or cause dry eye

NaturalVue for myopia managenent

NaturalVue Multifocal 1 Day contact lenses are clinically effective for myopia progression control and are an excellent option in slowing the progression of myopia in children.

NaturalVue utilise Neurofocus Optics®. This unique technology creates pinhole optics which results in an extended depth of focus, delivering a wider range of clear vision along the visual axis. In myopia this delivers clear distance vision but also maintains peripheral myopic defocus that has been associated with reduction in both myopia progression and reduction in axial elongation. For more information on myopia management through  NaturalVue please contact the practice.

Chromagen contact lenses for colourblindness

Until recently, there has been no effective treatment for colour vision deficiency, and patients have had to make adjustments in the real world, such as judging traffic lights by their relative position, rather than seeing the lights as different colours.

ChromaGen is a range of soft contact lenses that have been developed to enhance colour perception and identification in people who have “colour blindness”. Successful ChromaGen subjects perceive an enhancement in their colour vision with a high degree of satisfaction. A high percentage of the subjects reported significant improvements in colour naming.