Some moments just cry out for contact lenses..
With contact lens technology continuously evolving, almost every glasses wearer is suitable for contact lenses.
To be assessed and fitted for contact lenses, you will need to book a Contact Lens Consultation with one of our optometrists. An extended appointment is usually required.
Contact Lens Assessment:
Outlined below is the assessment and contact lens fitting process for a new contact lens wearer:
Eye Health Assessment
In this first appointment you will have an eye health assessment which usually takes 30 minutes. It is particularly important that the tissue covering the front of your eyes (cornea) is deemed healthy. This is because contact lenses are placed over this area.
Contact Lens Fitting
Once you’re cleared for wearing contact lenses by your optometrist, eye measurements will be taken. After discussing the different options available to you, a particular contact lens will be recommended. You will most likely be provided with a trial set at this point so you can give your new lenses a test run.
Contact Lens Training – Insertion, Removal and Care
Your optometrist will take you through the process of how to insert, remove and care for your contact lenses. This can take some people longer than others to master, however, you can be confident that you won’t leave until you’re satisfied that you can do it on your own. Please be aware that good contact lens hygiene is crucial to maintaining healthy eyes and avoiding serious eye infections so if you are not sure how to care for your lenses please do not hesitate to ask us for further information.
Usually two weeks after you begin wearing your contact lenses, you will be asked to return for an assessment so that your optometrist can check the functionality of the lenses and your eye health. Any questions or concerns that you are having with your contact lenses should be discussed at this appointment.
Please Note: Not all Contact Lens Consultations are covered by Medicare. Broadly speaking, only prescriptions which are considered 'high' are entitled to the benefit of a rebate.