Soft contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the eye. There are many types of soft contacts, either monthly or fortnightly replacement or even daily replacement lenses. We also often fit multifocal contact lenses to allow people over 45 to see at all distances. Another common set up is biasing the eyes, so one eye sees longer and the other eye at a closer range.
HARD CONTACT LENSES
Hard contacts are made of a firm, durable plastic that transmits oxygen. They offer excellent eye health: because they don't contain water like soft lenses do, they resist deposits and are less likely than soft contacts to harbour bacteria. Hard contact lenses are either used for difficult short-sighted eyes or eye diseases like keratoconus.
Ortho-K is the only non-surgical procedure that allows you 20/20 vision without the use of correcting lenses during the day. As a result, you can play sport, go to concerts and study with ease – or jump straight into water – whatever you like to do! Hard, custom-made Orthokeratology contacts lenses are worn while you sleep at night to correct your vision eliminating the need to wear glasses or daytime contacts the following day. Research supports the restriction of the development of short-sightedness with this treatment method. Due to their specialised nature these custom lenses require daily cleaning and sterilizing and are reviewed annually. Ask us about a FREE 15 minute consultation to see if this Ortho-K treatment programme will suit you!