Contact Lens Clinic
Our clinic is dedicated to providing high-quality contact lenses for all of our patients. Our experienced optometrists specialise in fitting a variety of lenses, including ortho-k, gas permeable contact lenses, soft disposable lenses, and specialty contact lenses such as mini-sclerals for keratoconus.
Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-K, is a non-surgical treatment for myopia (shortsightedness) that uses specially designed gas-permeable contact lenses to reshape the cornea while you sleep. This allows you to see clearly during the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Benefits of Orthokeratology:
Effective treatment for myopia: Orthokeratology has been proven to be an effective treatment for myopia, particularly for children and young adults whose eyes are still developing. Studies have shown that Ortho-K can reduce the progression of myopia by up to 50%.
Convenience: Ortho-K lenses are worn while you sleep, so you don't have to worry about wearing glasses or contact lenses during the day. This is particularly convenient for people who play sports, swim, or have jobs that require clear vision.
Improved vision: Ortho-K lenses can improve vision in low light conditions, such as driving at night, and can also provide better peripheral vision than glasses or traditional contact lenses.
Non-surgical: Ortho-K is a non-surgical treatment, which means there is no risk of complications or side effects associated with surgery.
Process of Orthokeratology:
Consultation: The first step in the process of getting Ortho-K lenses is to schedule a consultation with one of our optometrists who specialises in Ortho-K. During the consultation, the optometrist will perform a comprehensive eye exam and discuss whether Ortho-K is the right treatment for you.
Fitting: If Ortho-K is the right treatment for you, we will take detailed measurements of your eyes including computerised corneal topography and create a customized set of contact lenses that are designed to reshape your cornea.
Wearing the lenses: You will wear the Ortho-K lenses while you sleep. The lenses gently reshape your cornea, which allows you to see clearly during the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Follow-up appointments: After you start wearing the Ortho-K lenses, you will need to schedule follow-up appointments with your optometrist to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan.
Gas permeable contact lenses, also known as rigid gas permeable or GP lenses, are a type of contact lens that allows oxygen to pass through the lens material to the cornea. Compared to traditional soft contact lenses, GP lenses offer a number of advantages and require a specific fitting process to ensure optimal comfort and vision. They have a longer adaptation time than soft contact lenses.
Advantages of Gas Permeable Contact Lenses:
Crisp, clear vision: GP lenses provide sharper, clearer vision compared to soft lenses, especially for people with astigmatism and irregular corneas.
Longer lifespan: GP lenses are more durable and last longer than soft lenses, which means you don't need to replace them as often.
Better hygiene: GP lenses are easier to clean compared to soft lenses.
Fitting Process for Gas Permeable Contact Lenses:
Comprehensive Eye Exam: Our optometrist will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine whether GP lenses are the right option for you. This exam will include computerised topography, measurements of the curvature of your cornea, pupil size, and tear film evaluation.
Lens Design and Selection: Based on the measurements taken during your exam, we will select a GP lens design that best fits your eyes and corrects your vision.
Trial Fitting: Your optometrist may fit you with a trial pair of GP lenses to ensure that they are comfortable and provide clear vision. This may involve a series of follow-up appointments to make any necessary adjustments.
Final Fitting: Once the trial fitting is successful, your eye doctor will order the final pair of GP lenses for you. They will also provide instructions on how to properly insert, remove, and care for your lenses.
Follow-Up Care: You will need to schedule regular follow-up appointments with your eye doctor to monitor your eye health and ensure that your GP lenses are still fitting properly.
Soft disposable contact lenses are a popular option for vision correction due to their convenience, comfort, and affordability. They are designed to be worn for a limited amount of time before being discarded and replaced with a new pair.
Advantages of Soft Disposable Contact Lenses:
Convenience: Soft disposable contact lenses are easy to use and require little maintenance. You can simply insert them in the morning and dispose of them at night, without worrying about cleaning or storing them.
Comfort: Soft disposable contact lenses are made from a flexible, breathable material that conforms to the shape of your eye, providing all-day comfort.
Variety of Options: Soft disposable contact lenses come in a wide variety of options to suit different vision needs, including daily, weekly, and monthly wearing schedules.
Hygienic: Since soft disposable contact lenses are replaced regularly, there is less risk of eye infections or complications associated with poor lens hygiene.
Mini-scleral contact lenses are a type of rigid contact lens that rests on the sclera (the white part of the eye) rather than the cornea. This makes them a good option for people with irregular corneas due to conditions such as keratoconus or pellucid marginal degeneration.
Advantages of mini-scleral contact lens:
Reduced discomfort and irritation
Reduced need for surgery
The process for fitting miniscleral lenses includes:
Comprehensive eye examinations to diagnose and monitor keratoconus.
Fitting and dispensing of mini-scleral contact lenses, including custom-made lenses.
Training on how to insert, remove, and care for mini-scleral lenses.
Follow-up care to ensure that your lenses are fitting properly and meeting your visual needs.