Wearing the right contact lenses for you involves consulting Ezekiel Eyes, who will provide you with a full eye care examination. This will include your suitability for contact lens wear, type of lens to be worn, lens cleaning procedure and follow up care.
There are many types of contact lenses available from Ezekiel Eyes. Some are listed below and we are continually researching new materials and designs to best serve our patients.
Damon is the Vice President of The International Society of Contact Lens Specialists and one of only three members in Australia.
Contact Lens Types
Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses allow more oxygen to the eye than soft contact lenses and provide better and sharper vision than soft contact lenses and only need to be replaced every two years.
Monovision Contact Lenses
Monovision addresses the problem of presbyopia that most people start to encounter at the age of 40-45 when they begin to need reading spectacles or bifocals for close vision.
Soft Contact Lenses
Conventional Soft Contact Lenses are made of plastic polymer and non-silicone hydrogel materials, which allow the passage of oxygen to the eye.
Paediatric Aphakia is a condition in which a child has no crystalline lens in his or her eye, due to congenital or traumatic cataracts. For example, a traumatic birth can cause trauma to the eye, which may progress to a cataract.
Scleral Contact Lenses
The cornea is the transparent dome-shaped front part of our eyes and its most important focusing lens. Like the lens of a camera, its surface must be perfectly smooth in order to provide clear vision.
X-Chrome Contact Lenses
X-Chrome contact lens is a red contact lens worn in one eye and is used to overcome red-green colour vision deficiencies. As the red contact lens is only carried in one eye, the patient can compare different contrasts between the two eyes.
Cleaning your contact lenses is very important as dirty contacts can result in infections to your eyes.
Contact Lens Dos and Don’ts: Those with contacts should take note.
Ultraviolet light blocking
Another feature of contact lenses is the ultraviolet (UV) light blocking. Because there is a link to the development of cataracts this has become an important issue.
The contact lens adds a small degree of protection against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. Contact lenses do not replace sunglasses because they only cover the cornea and not the entire eye. Hence they work better as a complement to sunglasses and are extra protection against UV.