Many people prefer the comfort and convenience of contact lens fitting to spectacles, while others like to alternate the use of both. Some simply want to change their eye-colour and look.
Your contact lens fitting
At your contact lens fitting we conduct a thorough eye examination to assess the health of your eyes and the suitability of contact lenses for your particular vision problems and lifestyle. We then provide you with a pair of trial lenses for a week or two.
Once it is confirmed that the lenses selected improve your vision, fit comfortably and have no adverse reaction, we will then order these lenses for you – or if there have been problems we will prescribe another type of lens we think may be more suitable.
You may be prescribed either soft or rigid contact lenses at your contact lens fitting, and these may be disposable contacts (daily, weekly, two-weekly or monthly), extended or non-extended wear contacts or long-wear contacts, depending on your particular requirements.
Visit our Contact Lens catalogue to view a selection of available products.
Contact lens wearers need to have regular eye examinations and sight testing, as well as a special contact lens fitting consultation. The health of your eyes when wearing contact lenses needs to be ensured and checked, just as for spectacle wearers.
Additional pertinent data needs to be collected by means of a few extra tests in order to perform a safe, successful contact lens fitting. These can be performed at the same time at Insight Optometrists, Indooroopilly, by our resident Optometrists and contact lens specialists.
Specialised equipment called a keratometer is used to measure the curvature of the eye. This reading is required for prescription of the correct fit of contact lens. Pupil and iris measurements are also taken for lens sizing.
When test lenses have been supplied, as a trial, a biomicroscope is used to measure the alignment and movement of these lenses once fitted and settled on the eye.
It is this contact lens fitting procedure, together with sight testing, that ensures that your lenses fit properly and provide you with the best possible vision.