Contact lenses come in a wide variety of materials and formants, so we take the time to listen to your needs and make recommendations based on your needs. Whether it be convienience, comfort, or ease of use, we will go to the greatest effort to find the best solution for you.

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SLEEP IN YOUR LENSES OVERNIGHT

Extended wear contact lenses such as AIR OPTIX Night & Day lenses give you the freedom to sleep in your lenses overnight for a period of up to 30 days continuously. Highly breathable silicon hydrogel lenses are used for extended wear, ensuring the cornea recieves the maximum amount of oxygen from the atomosphere. This option suits those that lead a busy lifestyle and want to perform minimal maintainence of their contact lenses and also for those that have trouble inserting or removing contact lenses. The disadvantage of this option is an increased risk of infection, however this can be significantly reduced by carefully following a few important rules and having regular 6 monthly eye examinations. 

OVER 40?  SEE FAR AND NEAR

Multifocal disposable contact lenses such as the PureVision2 for Presbyopia provide wearers the benefits of having distance, intermediate and near vision without the need for spectacles. The designs of multifocals are somewhat complex and have given great hope in recent years for providing a genuine alternative to glasses for those over 40 years of age. Multifocal contact lenses are available in daily, and monthly formats, and are available in high breathability silicon hydrogel. Furthermore, multifocal lenses are availble for those prescriptions that include astigmatism.  An alternative to multifocal lenses, is having the dominant eye corrected for distance viewing and the non-dominant eye corrected for near vision. This method is highly successful, with approimately 75% of wearers accepting this method of vision correction.

 
 
 
 
 
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LIVE LIFE: USE ONCE THEN THROW AWAY

Of all lenses prescribed wordwide, the vast majority are soft disposable lenses. This is because disposable contact lenses are available in a large range of prescriptions, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. These lenses also offer excellent comfort with minimal daily maintainence. Disposable lenses are available in daily, fortnightly, monthly and 3 monthly formats and are replaced with a new lens once this time expires. Daily wear or single wear contact lenses are precisely that, worn once for a day or evening out, and then discarded. This option suits those that lead a busy lifestyle due to no required maintainence, those that seek maximum comfort and those that want the least amount of risk in developing an eye infection.

LIKE TO WEAR LENSES FOR LONG HOURS?

Silicon hydrogel contact lenses such as AIR OPTIX AQUA are unique in the fact that they deliver up to 5x greater oxygen to the eye than standard disposable contact lenses designs. The increased transmission of oxygen to the cornea ensures greater eye health with more comfortable and whiter eyes after a long days wear. These lenses also help prevent a common eye complication caused by overwearing contact lenses for greater hours than recommended. Silicon hydrogel lenses are available in daily, fortnightly and monthly disposable formats and can correct myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.

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SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE COMPLEX

Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses are manufactured from hard polymer that allow the lenses to typically last for 2 years, before replacement is required. RGP lenses are custom made, catering for more complex prescriptions and are often used in situtations where the cornea is irregular in shape (astigmatism) and where soft lenses will not offer the best visual correction.  RGP lenses are also often good for those that sufferer from allergies, however the harder lens surface means that initial comfort is poorer that soft lenses. This can be greatly improved with hybrid lenses which have a hard rigid centre and soft peripheral skirt.