Contact lenses can be worn by many different types for patients. In particular, patients with active lifestyles and those who are unable to, or dislike wearing spectacles.
At Max Astri Optometrists we fit many different types of lenses. Those for the general patient population, but also specialty lenses for the management of Keratoconus and Myopia.
Types of Lenses
Daily Disposable – worn during waking hours, these lenses require minimal maintenance as they are thrown out at the end of each day and replaced in the morning with a new lens.
Monthly Lenses – worn during waking hours for up to a month, these lenses require nightly cleaning and are re-used each day.
Multifocal Lenses – provide patients 40 and above with clear, comfortable vision at all distances without the need for reading glasses.
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses – worn during waking hours for extended periods of time, these lenses provide the best vision for patients with higher amounts of astigmatism or those with keratoconus
Miniscleral Lenses – a special, larger lens, used for vision correction in patient with Keratoconus and corneal grafts.
Myopia Control – a modified lens, made specifically for children with myopia, to control the rate of progression of this condition.
Contact Lens Assessment
The fitting process for contact lenses requires a separate consultation to your general eye exam. When making your appointment, please ensure you advise us you are interested in wearing contact lenses.
At the fitting appointment we take extra measurements of the front surface of your eye to ensure a perfect contact lens fit. You will also be instructed on the proper technique to insert and remove your lenses, along with the best way to care for your contact lenses.
There is a standard fee for contact lens fitting, which also covers the insertion, removal and hygiene training, along with any trial lenses that you may need. This fee is not usually covered by Medicare or private health insurance.
Please contact us today to book a contact lens consultation.