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Contact lens assessments
at Vision Splendid


Contact lens assessments
at Vision Splendid

Getting started with contact lenses

Have you ever considered wearing contact lenses instead of glasses every day? If you wear glasses and have been advised that you are not a candidate for contact lenses in the past, we have some exciting news for you! Every year contact lens technology advances, and now, contact lenses are available for almost everyone who wears glasses, including multifocal and bifocal. Contact lenses are designed to improve vision, the conditions that can be corrected with them include short-sightedness (blurred distance vision), long-sightedness (blurred or strained vision), astigmatism (visual distortion) and presbyopia (blurred near vision that occurs when we age).

Types of contact lenses

Soft: Soft contact lenses are often made from hydrogels (part water and part plastic), sometimes with a silicone addition. This structure allows oxygen to readily travel through the contact lens into the cornea while remaining soft, flexible, and comfortable. Soft lenses are the most popular contact lenses since they are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, as well as active lifestyles and persons with sensitive eyes.

Rigid: Rigid lenses have a lower degree of flexibility than soft lenses. However, they are more long-lasting, resistant to deposit build-up and they provide better, crisper vision in general. They are less likely to rip and are easy to handle.

Is it time for a contact lens assessment?

If you are interested in wearing contact lenses, you will first need a consultation with an Optometrist. During this appointment, your eyesight and eyes will be assessed so that you can be fitted with the most comfortable and suitable contact lens for your eyes. Medicare rebates are only available to clients who meet Medicare's contact lens wear criteria. For further information on this consultation, please contact our staff.

Are you due for an eye examination?

The optometrists at Vision Splendid would be happy to perform a routine eye check-up for you if you haven't had your vision and eye health tested in a while. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our specialist eye care centres.

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