If you wear glasses and have been told in the past that you are not a candidate for contact lenses, we have some great news for you! Contact lens technology improves every year, and today, close to 100 per cent of people are suitable candidates for contact lens vision correction.
Getting Started with Contact Lenses
Contact lens fitting includes a comprehensive workup and diagnostics at our Tweed Heads or Burleigh Waters eye clinics. This includes a comprehensive health history, specialised measurement — including digital corneal topography measurement for optimum lens shape design — and a full assessment of your eye health to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for safe and healthy contact lens wear.
With disposable lens options, we have comprehensive fitting sets of diagnostic trial lenses on-site in both practices.
Your Contact Lens Trial
After a suitable lens is fitted for trial, you will be trained in all aspects of caring for your lenses, including do’s and don’ts, cleaning procedures for healthy wear, correct lens insertion and removal techniques, and a full explanation of risks and what to do if anything goes wrong. For peace of mind, emergency contact details are always provided.
All of the above applies to custom-made lenses, that like a tailored suit or dress is uniquely manufactured to fit only you. All lenses have full warranties. Just don’t lose them!
All patients are booked for follow up lens aftercare visits in the immediate weeks and months to ensure correct adaptation to lens wear, a solution to any arising problems, and prevention of future difficulties. We recommend all contact lens wearers are reviewed at least annually to ensure safe, healthy and successful ongoing lens wear.
Types of Contact Lenses
- Rigid gas-permeable (RGP)
- Mini scleral
- Disposables (two-weeks)
- Disposables (one-month)
Would You Like to Learn More about Contact Lenses?
We love helping patients find vision solutions that fit their lifestyles and can help you decide if contact lenses are right for you. Contact our Burleigh Waters or Tweed Heads optometry practices to find a time that works for you.