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Overview

If you have previously worn contact lenses without success or if you haven’t tried contact lenses before, now is a good time. The latest advances in technology means that there is a contact lens suitable for almost every person requiring a correction.

Modern contact lenses materials, including silicone hydrogel lenses, have improved surface wetability, oxygen permeability, and resistance to surface depositing.  In fact, silicone hydrogel lenses enable up to five times more oxygen to reach the cornea compared to older lense materials, which results in better eye health.

There are also many new advanced contact lens cleaning solutions available, which provide much more thorough cleaning of the lenses for better vision and less irritation and infections.

 
Disposable contact lenses come in a wide range of replacement frequencies including daily, fortnightly, monthly or yearly.

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism is an error in focussing due to an irregular curvature on the front surface of the eye or the lens inside the eye.
There are a number of different contact lens options available to correct astigmatism, including disposable permanent soft and gas permeable contact lenses.
In the past it has been very difficult to fit people who had high amounts of astigmatism with soft contact lenses, however new custom made soft lenses in modern materials mean a much wider range of prescriptions can now be corrected with soft contacts.
 

Daily disposable contacts

For both full time wearers who want the most convenient and healthy contact lens option and part time wearers, daily disposable contact lenses are often the best option.  These include daily disposable progressive and astigmatism correcting contact lenses.  This means that you don’t have to bother with the inconvenience of cleaning the lenses, with a new fresh pair of contacts every time you wear them.  This type of lenses is also particularly good for people who suffer from allergies.

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Multifocal contact lenses

After the age of about 45 most people begin to have trouble with focusing on near print.  This is caused by a loss of flexibility of the lens inside the eye, giving a reduced range of focus, and is called presbyopia.
 
For some people the necessity for reading glasses is a hassle that doesn’t fit in with their lifestyle.  In these cases multifocal contact lenses can provide an improved range of vision.  

These lenses incorporate a number of different focusing zones in each lens, allowing us to tailor your vision to your daily tasks. 

Multifocal lenses are available as both daily disposable and monthly replacement.

Early stages of presbyopia can also be corrected using monovision where one eye is set in the distance and the other at near.
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Myopia control contact lenses

There is now a daily disposable contact lens available to help control the progression of myopia or shortsightedness.  This is particularly helpful for children and young adults who have rapidly developing myopia.   For more information about how this lens works please see our myopia control page.
 

Orthokeratology

In orthokeratology you wear a rigid lens overnight which gently reshapes the cornea.  This gives you clear vision throughout the day without lenses.  To read more about orthokeratology click here.
 
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Rigid gas permeable contact lenses

Rigid or RGP contact lenses are particularly helpful in correcting the eyesight of people who have high corrections, or distorted cornea due to an injury or surgery.  Poor vision due to corneal conditions such as keratoconus are generally corrected using gas permeable contact lenses.
These lenses trap a layer of tears on the front surface of the eye which neutralises the distortions, and in some cases can give much crisper vision that can be obtained with glasses or soft contact lenses.
 
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Contact lens care

At Optik Eyecare we carry a wide range of contact lens solutions for both soft and rigid contact lenses.
We also stock many artificial tear drops to help improve the comfort of your lenses and relieve dry eye symptoms.  Our optometrists are happy to recommend the drops that would best suit your needs.

Contact lens insertion and removal


For information on how to insert/remove soft contact lenses, please click here.
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Details

20 Hall Street
Pukekohe  
   
Phone 09 238 3796
  0800 SEEING
Email pukekohe@optik.co.nz
   

 
     
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