Contact Lenses

Modern contact lenses are so simple and convenient it’s easy to take them for granted. But lots of people’s lives are transformed every day by the freedom and flexibility they offer. You can wear contacts most of the time, with sunglasses, or simply when you prefer to leave your glasses at home.

Contact lenses are fantastic for today’s active lifestyles. Our contact lens patients include everyone from kids to people well past retirement age. A lot of wearers choose to use them almost all the time. Today’s contact lenses cater for a range of prescriptions, so you are not limited to only wearing prescription glasses – they can help you see just as well as while wearing your glasses. Contact lenses can also provide a full field of unobstructed vision, which is great for sports.  Clarity Optometrist’s practitioners are experienced in the fitting of mini scleral contact lenses as well as the management of Keratakonic patients.

Children’s Contact Lenses

Children's contact lenses specialising in Aphakic babies.

The practice specializes in all types of contact lenses, including those for babies. The conditions where a contact lens is the optimal correction for children include: aphakia (when the child is born with cataracts that need to be removed so that vision is possible), anisometropia (where the eyes are very different in focus to each other), high myopia and hypermetropia (short and long sight) and other various conditions. Ortho-K lenses can also be used in children to slow down or prevent myopia progression.

Children are candidates for contact lenses when they are old enough to be able to follow the directions for lens care.

Disposable Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are made from gel-like, water-containing plastics called hydrogels, and cover the entire cornea. Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are an advanced type of soft lens that transmit more oxygen to the eye than regular hydrogel soft lenses. The beauty of these lenses is that they can be worn and then disposed of when the wearing time is complete. There are daily, fortnightly and monthly lenses available depending on which suits your needs best.

Hard Contact Lenses

Hard Contact Lenses are more inflexible, but sometimes are necessary because of the eye’s particular condition. That being the case we are experienced in the fitting of these lenses and have the latest technology to custom design each lens to every eye. It is simply amazing how that little rigid gas permeable lens can be so comfortable. It just has to be the right fit for the right eye.

3 Point Guide to Contact Lens Problem Management

Minor irritation or minor blurring of vision

Remove the lens, rub, rinse & return lens to eye. If no improvement, try spare lens.
If no improvement Book an appointment  or Call us on 02 6247 7705

Moderate discomfort or blurring of vision

Moderate discomfort, ocular discharge, redness or blurred vision.
Remove lenses and Book an appointment  or Call us on 02 6247 7705

Pain, severe discomfort, or aversion to bright lights.

Remove lenses.

Contact the Optometrist Immediately / Attend an after hours medical practitioner