The optometrists at this practice have extensive contact lens experience. This practice is renowned for its contact lens expertise as evidenced by the fact that each year we are referred hundreds of challenging patients for ongoing contact lens management from optometrists and ophthalmologists all over australia.
With the advances in contact lens technology over the past decade, contact lenses are now an option for virtually everyone. Contact lenses may be fitted purely for cosmetic reasons, either just to change the eye colour or to improve the cosmesis in a patient with a scarred or badly disfigured eye. We can fit any type of lenses, no matter how specialised the fit. Some of the more common reasons we fit lenses at this practice are:
Keratoconus is a high degree of corneal irregularity caused by thinning of the cornea. Individually designed lenses are often the only option for a person with keratoconus and this is the most common reason patients are referred to this practice.
Corneal grafting may lead to an irregular corneal surface which results in poor vision with spectacles and makes conventional contact lens wear impossible.Custom contact lenses can provide excellent vision for these patients.
Orthokeratology is the programmed use of contact lenses to remould the shape of the cornea to reduce or eliminate myopic (short-sighted) and astigmatic (irregular surface) errors in the eye.
People with high myopia, high hyperopia and high astigmatism find better quality of vision with contact lenses than with glasses.
Children born with congenital cataracts have the clouded lens removed in the first 8 weeks, and begin contact lens wear almost immediately afterwards to give them the best chance at developing a normal level of vision.