Discover the World of Contact Lenses
Contact lenses have revolutionised the world of vision correction, offering a discreet and comfortable alternative to glasses. For those new to this optical solution, this guide is designed to clarify what contact lenses are, how they work, their advantages, and why the Health Hub in Fortitude Valley is an optimal destination to embark on your contact lens journey.
What Are Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are thin, curved lenses placed directly on the surface of the eye to correct vision problems.
How Do Contact Lenses Work?
Contact lenses function by altering the direction of light entering the eye, ensuring it correctly focuses on the retina, enabling clear vision.
Advantages of Contact Lenses
- Active Lifestyle Compatibility: Ideal for sports and physical activities, contact lenses remain stable and do not fog up or slip off.
- Aesthetic Appeal: They offer a natural look, free from the constraints of frames, enhancing aesthetic appeal.
- Versatile Options: From daily to monthly lenses, there are multiple options available to suit individual needs and lifestyles.
Who Can Wear Contact Lenses?
Almost anyone requiring vision correction can wear contact lenses. A comprehensive eye examination will determine your suitability for contact lenses based on your eye health, lifestyle, and preferences.
What to Expect at Your Contact Lens Appointment
A contact lens appointment at the Health Hub, called a ‘fit and teach,’ costs $90 out of pocket and spans 1 hour. It is an informative session where we educate you on proper contact lens usage, including how to insert, remove and care for them responsibly. It is important that clients demonstrate they can insert and remove contacts proficiently before we can sell them responsibly. Contact lens scripts also need to be updated every year.
Comprehensive Range and Competitive Pricing
At the Health Hub, we offer contact lenses from suppliers like Alcon, CooperVision, Bausch and Lomb, and Johnson and Johnson, all priced at the recommended retail price. If you are a member with TUH Health Fund or Union Health, a member discount of 25% is available. T&Cs apply.
How Long Do Contact Lenses Last?
The longevity of contact lenses varies according to type. Daily disposable lenses are for single-day use, bi-weekly and monthly lenses require hygienic cleaning and storage, and their duration will be stated on the packaging.
Safety of Contact Lenses
“Are contact lenses safe?” When used correctly, contact lenses are a safe and effective vision correction tool. Adherence to proper hygiene and care routines, regular check-ups, and following prescribed wear times, ensure the safety and comfort of contact lens usage. Contact lenses are not recommended as a full replacement for glasses, they are a solution that can be used most of the time without any safety or health concerns.
Contact lenses are a transformative solution for vision correction, and the Health Hub is your companion in this journey. Our commitment to excellence, personalised care, and extensive range, makes us an optimal choice for contact lenses in Fortitude Valley. In our contact lens consultations, our experienced optometrists will guide you through a comprehensive evaluation to find the perfect contact lens solution tailored to your individual needs.
This blog article was supported by AI generation and should not be relied on as specific medical or professional advice. For personal advice, please consult with your healthcare professional.