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.
Children’s Contact Lenses
CHILDREN’S CONTACT LENSES SPECIALIZING 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.
How good would it be to be able to correct your vision while sleeping? Well for some prescriptions you are able to do just that.
Orthokeratology, commonly known as Ortho-K, or Corneal Reshaping Therapy (CRT) involves gently reshaping the front surface of the eye (cornea) to correct your distance vision, which eliminates the need to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day.An Ortho-K lens is a contact lens made specifically for you and is worn at night. The lens reshapes the cornea whilst you sleep so that when you wake up, you can remove the Ortho-K lens and you will be able to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Your vision will remain clear throughout the day, giving you freedom from having to wear glasses or contact lenses.
At Clarity Optometrists Bulimba we appreciate the loyalty shown by our contact lens patients and choose to reward them with a FREE supply of lenses after 5 supply purchases.
We are really proud to be able to offer our contact lens patients the following access to savings and services:
CONTACT LENS INSERTION AND REMOVAL
Our good friends at J and J have put together this great video to demonstrate correct insertion and removal techniques for contact lens wearers.