Contact Lenses

ALL ABOUT
CONTACT LENSES

Contact lenses can now correct almost all eyesight problems including short and long sightedness, astigmatism and age-related reading issues.

The use of contact lenses remains a safe, effective and inexpensive way of achieving clear comfortable vision for many people. Compared to glasses contact lenses enable more ease of wear during sports and leisure activities by providing a wider field of view, less chance of dislodgement, less susceptibility to fogging, slipping off the face due to sweating, and dirt. Contact lenses also allows sunglasses to be worn on top without any hassle.

We stock a wide range of contact lenses from daily disposable and extended wear lenses, to multifocal and special use contact lenses. We can advise you on the best contact lenses for your needs, always at competitive prices.

When using contact lenses we recommend regular eye health checks.

Using contact lenses requires high standards of personal hygiene and strict compliance with instructions given to you by your practitioner. Other than daily disposable lenses, thorough cleaning and maintenance of lenses is a must. This also includes refreshing and replacing your contact lens case and solutions regularly. Always discard solutions as per instructions on bottles and observe strict compliance with wearing schedules.

Never ignore warning signs such as slight irritations that do not go away, redness, blurred vision or discharge. If this does occur, remove the lenses immediately and seek professional advice. 20-30% of soft contact lens wearers endure slight discomfort due to contact lens solution induced irritations. Speak to your practitioner regarding different types which may be more suitable.

CONTACT LENSES
YOUR PRESCRIPTION

DO YOU HAVE A VALID PRESCRIPTION?

An up-to-date contact lens prescription is essential to ensure that you are getting the very best vision and contact lens comfort. Your contact lens prescription is valid for one year so it’s important to see your optometrist every year for your contact lens check. Book an appointment online today

UNDERSTANDING YOUR PRESCRIPTION

Power: This is commonly referred to as the ‘sphere.’ It denotes the amount of myopia (short-sightedness) or hyperopia (long-sightedness) you have. It will be either a negative (for myopia) or positive (for hyperopia) number and is often different between your two eyes.

Base Curve: This is abbreviated to BC and is the curvature of the contact lens (that is how steep or flat it is). It is typically between 8.0 and 9.0, and is a fixed parameter made by the contact lens suppliers. It can be found on your contact lens boxes near the power number, and often next the lens diameter.

Lens Diameter: This is abbreviated to DIA and is the diameter or size of your contact lens. It is typically between 13.5 and 15.0, and is a fixed parameter made by the contact lens suppliers. It can be found on your contact lens boxes near the power number, and often next the base curve.

Cylinder: Not every prescription has this. If you have astigmatism, you will have a cylindrical power. It will be a negative number and it will be next to the power number.

Axis: Not every prescription has this. If you have astigmatism, you will have an axis of cylindrical power. The axis will be a number between 10-180 and will be next to the cylindrical power number.

Add: Not every prescription has this. If you have a reading prescription the ADD power indicates the strength. It will be a positive number.

Quantity: This number refers to the number of boxes of contact lenses you need for each eye. It’s important for you to note how many lenses are in each box. Most daily disposable contact lenses come in boxes of 30 (1 month supply) or 90 (3 month supply), most fortnightly lenses come in boxes of 6 (3 month supply) and most monthly lenses come in boxes of 3 (3 month supply) or 6 (6 month supply).

CLAIMS & REBATES
HEALTH FUNDS

At Eyewear Youwear all medicare and health fund rebates can be processed via HICAPS for immediate payment when purchased in-store. For online payments, we will provide you with a PDF receipt for you to make your claim with your health fund provider. For further information regarding rebates and claims we suggest contacting your health fund provider directly.

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