Contact Lenses

Enjoy clear, comfortable vision without glasses with the latest in contact lens technology

With improvements in contact lens technology, modern soft lenses combine excellent comfort and sharp vision so more and more people can now enjoy clear vision without glasses. We have experience in fitting all types of contact lenses, with an emphasis on careful fitting and comprehensive follow-up care. We also stock a wide range of contact lens solutions – Ask about our solution loyalty programme.

Soft Lenses

Most of the contact lenses we prescribe are now soft disposables, although a few traditional soft lens designs are still available. Whist one day disposables are becoming increasingly common, providing the ultimate in convenience, especially for occasional wearers, two weekly and monthly disposables remain the most popular options, particularly in  the latest silicone hydrogel materials, with their superior oxygen performance and associated eye health benefits.

We provide a wide range of soft contact lens options, including coloured lenses, toric lenses for astigmatism and even bifocal and multifocal designs. We are able to fit and supply contacts from a great selection of leading brands and manufacturers including Acuvue, Air Optix, Bausch & Lomb and CooperVision.

Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses

For some patients with high prescriptions or with eye conditions such as keratoconus, RGP lenses are the best option, offering superior visual performance. Our optometrists enjoy the variety rigid lens fitting provides and fit a wide range of RGP designs, many of which are made locally in one of Christchurch’s two contact lens laboratories. Optometrist Paul Hey has extensive experience in fitting complex eye conditions using specialist keratoconic, post corneal graft and even semi-scleral designs.

Corneal Topography

The practice has recently installed the latest Medmont Corneal Topographer which provides detailed 3D mapping of the corneal surface. This helps in the diagnosis of corneal problems like keratoconus and aids in the fitting and design of advanced rigid gas permeable lenses.

Subsidy

A subsidy is available for some patients who have keratoconus (depending on their level of vision) or with very high prescriptions.

See life without glasses