contact lenses

Contact Lenses EyesWest

Almost anyone who wears spectacles can wear contact lenses. New technology means that contact lenses are clearer, more comfortable and more convenient than ever; they provide a full field of unobstructed vision, freedom of movement unmatched by spectacles, additional flexibility to take on new activities with crisper vision and they are also a great way to update your image.

Whether you are already a contact lens wearer, or are considering contact lenses for the first time, it is important to seek professional advice to ensure the correct type, fit, prescription, use and care of your lenses for your eyes and lifestyle.

Conditions correctable with lenses

  • Shortsightedness (blurred distance vision)
  • Longsightedness (blurred near or strained vision)
  • Astigmatism (visual distortion)
  • Presbyopia (blurred near vision that occurs as we age)

Contact lenses must:

  • correct any degree of focusing errors
  • fit without causing any injury to the surface of the eye
  • move on the surface of the eye
  • allow the eyelids to comfortably move over the eye
  • not provoke any reaction from the eye

As an optometrist, I:

  • check the health of your eyes
  • measure your degree of focusing error
  • discuss your visual and lifestyle needs to determine the best contact lenses for you
  • measure the curvature of your eyes to ensure the best contact lens fit

We teach you how to handle, apply, remove, clean and store your lenses and will recommend a replacement schedule.

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