We’re an independent Optometrist in Noosa with contact lens fitting equipment. We supply all types of soft disposable contact lenses and rigid custom-made RGP lenses. Our practice has an advanced corneal topographer allowing us to provide complex contact lens fitting and supportive care.
There are many choices when it comes to the type of contacts you can choose to wear. The best solution for you will depend on how often you plan to wear them, whether you’d like to be able to sleep in them, as well as your visual needs and budget. You may also prefer to use Ortho-K lenses which correct your vision while you sleep, so you don’t need contacts or glasses during waking hours.
All our contact lenses come with professional, qualified support. Make an appointment with us today.
Soft Contact Lenses
We prescribe and supply all types of soft lenses from single-use daily disposable wear to month-long extended wear soft lenses. If your prescription is complex, we also fit and supply an extended range of custom-made soft lenses from local and interstate manufacturers.
Rigid Contact Lenses
Clients in need of RGP (rigid gas permeable) lenses will benefit from our advanced corneal topographer. We have access to a wide range of manufacturers and work with the newest and most advanced rigid contact lens materials and designs available.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K or OK) lenses provide an alternative to surgery and correct eyesight without the need to wear contacts or prescription glasses during the day. Ortho-K lenses gently reshape the front of your eye, called the cornea, while you sleep.
Contact lenses and comfort
Advances in contact lens technology mean that uncomfortable contact lenses are a thing of the past. We even offer a money-back comfort guarantee on selected contact lenses.
The latest contact lenses are made from materials that are highly comfortable and breathable so your eyes remain fresh and lubricated throughout the day. We even have ultra-moist contact lenses that are ideal for people who experience the symptoms of dry eye.
Healthy eyes and contact lenses
We will work with you to ensure your eyes remain healthy and your vision is at its best. When you buy contact lenses from us, you can be assured of professional support and aftercare from a team of experienced and trained professionals.
Our experience shows that patients who use our support services tend to enjoy wearing their lenses for longer and have fewer problems than patients who simply buy contacts online.
Types of contact lens
There are many different types of lenses. Firstly, some will fit your eyes and some won’t. Lenses come in different sizes. Furthermore, some will affect the health of your eyes differently to others. Hence the need to have lenses properly fitted and checked over by an Optometrist. You will need to try a range of designs to find the lens that suits you the best. Finally, there are different replacement intervals. Almost all lenses are categorised into one or more of the types below.
Simply thrown away at night before bed and replaced with a fresh new pair of lenses in the morning. Daily disposable lenses are convenient and you won’t require any cleaning solutions or storage cases. They are also the thinnest type of contact lens, are great for water sports, and provide high levels of comfort. As a new lens is used each day, the risk of infection is also lower.
Sleep-in and extended-wear
These are great for a busy lifestyle and seeing clearly at any time, even when you wake up at night. Extended-wear lenses are the most breathable type of lens and allow higher amounts of oxygen to the eye which means they can be slept in and worn for up to 29 nights. These lenses must fit properly, so your eyes feel good for the full extended period.
A more specilised type of sleep-in contact lens is called Ortho-K.
Daily wear and care
Not to be confused with daily disposable lenses, these are worn for up to a fortnight or a month depending on the type of lens. These lenses do require special care, cleaning, and sanitising every day. So they must be removed at night for reuse the next day. These are the most economical type of contact lens, but do require extra cleaning solutions and storage cases.
Custom-made soft contact lenses
Similar to daily wear and care lenses, these lenses last a lot longer but are made to order. Most types are custom-designed for particular eyes. They can be good if you have an unusual prescription or particular requirement.
Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses
RGP lenses allow the most oxygen through to the surface of the eye. Furthermore, RGP lenses also commonly provide better vision, durability, and protein deposit resistance than soft lenses. And because they last longer than soft lenses, they can be less expensive in the long term. They are more difficult to prescribe and require a more detailed examination and fitting procedure with the Optometrist.
Similar to RGP contact lenses, orthokeratology uses rigid contact lenses to reshape the front of your eye. It’s a painless and completely reversible alternative to refractive surgery.
Contact lenses for astigmatism
All the above designs are available for people who require a contact lens for astigmatism correction. Modern designs cater to a wide range of astigmatisms. Sometimes a better result can be achieved with a custom-made lens. Lenses for astigmatism are also referred to as toric contact lenses.
Over 40s who need to see comfortably at all distances may benefit from a multifocal design. These lenses allow the wearer to do most things without the need for glasses.
The common alternative to a multifocal lens is the use of two different contact lenses in each eye. One eye provides distance vision while the other eye provides near-reading vision. This sounds complicated but is well worth a try as it is often very successful.
Suite 2 & 3 Noosa Professional Centre
1 Lanyana Way
Noosa Heads QLD 4567
Monday - Friday | 9:00am - 5:00pm
We're closed for weekends and public holidays.