Contact Lenses

Eyeman specialises in contact lenses.

We can help you choose the right contact lenses for your lifestyle. We offer extended-wear contact lenses for general use as well as disposable contact lenses for those who travel or use them infrequently.

If you have a more difficult prescription, that’s not off the counter we can offer you custom made design including rigid gas-permeable lenses (RGPs). Or if you find that your contact lenses often dislodge – listen closely, athletes and sports players – larger soft contact lenses and mini-scleral lenses provide an excellent solution to this.

We also offer orthokeratology lenses.

These are not just bespoke contact lenses that are worn only while you sleep. They have enormous benefits to children with the potential to minimise the progression of myopia (short-sightedness) and great reduced the health side-effects associated with higher levels of myopia.

Orthokeratology (or orthok) lenses gently correct the shape of your cornea, correcting your vision and best of all, you won’t have to wear contact lenses or spectacles during the day. Not only does corneal reshaping works wonders for myopia, but also general sight impairment, such as the need for reading glasses, astigmatism, hyperopia, and in some case even keratoconus; plus, it’s a great alternative to laser surgery.

We offer free overnight trials to our patients – so you won’t have to spend a dime to see if this is the right treatment for you.

Click here for more detailed information about orthokeratology.

Image: orthok lense shaping eye

 

Is Orthokeratology Safe and Effective in controlling myopia in children?

In the recently published article in the American Journal of Ophthalmology (Volume 156, Issue 6, December 2013), Bruce Koffler and James Sears undertook an Analysis of recent studies to determine the safety and effectiveness of orthokeratology versus soft contact lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses and spectacles in children.

Their findings were: In all of the studies reviewed, the use of orthokeratology lenses proved to reduce myopia, to improve visual acuity and, with the exception of the SMART study, to reduce the rate of axial elongation. Orthokeratology has been shown to be as effective as other methods in treating myopia and to be more effective at treating axial elongation. There were no major adverse events in any of the studies comparing orthokeratology with other methods of myopia treatment. Studies show that the use of orthokeratology is a safe and efficacious non-surgical treatment for myopia and that it is capable of slowing axial elongation, making it an effective myopic treatment for children.

Click on the links below for instructions on how to insert and remove your or your child’s soft/disposable contact lenses.

Contact Lens Insertion and Removal (187 KB)

Contact Lens Insertion and Removal – for Parents (189 KB)

Or, watch this video:

Wearing Duette contact lenses.