Tips for New Contact Lens Wearers

At ModernEyes Optometrists we offer a wide variety of contact lenses to suit your lifestyle.  If you’re new to wearing contacts, it can be a little tricky so here are a few tips to help you get comfortable with putting in and taking out your contacts.

Putting contact lenses in may seem a bit daunting, but you’ll soon get the hang of it. These tips will help make it easier:

  • Don’t be scared to touch your eyes, but always make sure your hands are clean
  • Create a habit of always put the first lens into the same eye. If you always start on the right you won’t get confused.
  • If you are struggling to put your contacts in, ask a friend who wears them to demonstrate. Sometimes, seeing how someone else does it makes it easier to understand.
  • Make sure your contact lenses are clean. If you are using dailies they should come out of the packet and into your eyes, and if you are opting for a longer wear pair make sure that the solution has cleaned them properly.

Once the lens you might feel some discomfort.  If this is the case you might need to take them out and put them back in.  Remember to check the following:

  • The lens is clean
  • That you have put it in the right way round.
  • That an eyelash hasn’t got caught behind the lens.
  • The lens is not damaged.

Wearing contacts may take some time to get used to and if your eyes are feeling a bit dry, you can:

  • Use rewetting drops to keep your eyes moist
  • Drink lots of water to ensure you are hydrated.
  • Blink often to maintain the layer of moisture that occurs naturally in your eyes.
  • Opt for contact lenses that are designed to keep your eyes well lubricated.

When you wear contacts there are a few good habits you can acquire:

  • Always wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap and dry them with a lint-free towel before putting in or taking out your contacts
  • Don’t rub your eyes.
  • Clean, disinfect and store your contacts properly.
  • Do not wear lenses for longer than your optometrist advises you to.
  • Do not sleep in lenses unless you have been instructed that you can.
  • Have an eye test annually to ensure that your lens prescription has not changed.

Make an appointment at ModernEyes and allow us to help you select the right contact lens for your lifestyle.

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Contact Lenses

Looking for contact lenses in Johannesburg?

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We stock the following soft disposable contact lenses…

 

ACUVUE  range which include (sphere,toric and multifocal)
  • Acuvue Oasys
  • 1day Acuvue moist
  • 1day Acuvue true eyes
  • 1day Acuvue Oasys
  • Acuvue 2
COOPERVISION range which includes (sphere,toric and multifocal)
  • Biofinity
  • Avaira Vitality
  • Proclear
  • Clariti 1day
  • My day 1day
  • Expression Colour

We also offer many other contact lens ranges.

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Redefining Your Eye Care Experience

REDEFINING YOUR EYE CARE EXPERIENCE WITH THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY AT MODERNEYES OPTOMETRISTS.

The eye is one of the most complex systems in the human body. Each of your eyes is as unique as a fingerprint, and numerous elements must come together to provide you with perfect vision. Even the smallest imperfection can lead to visual discomfort. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by bringing you the latest technological advances in eye-care, and ModernEyes Optometrists do so by using the following state-of-the-art technology:

  • iProfiler: – The latest iProfiler technology from ZEISS allows us to customize a visual solution to provide our patients with the most clear and most comfortable vision possible. We analyse the individual profile of each of your eyes and use this data to provide a highly refined and specialized lens prescription called ZEISS iScription. This prescription is used to create lenses that are individually tailored to the unique characteristics of each eye — providing you with the absolute best vision possible.
  • Fundus Photography: – Involves capturing a digital image of the back of the eye (known as the fundus). We use a specialized fundus camera that consists of an intricate microscope attached to a flash enabled camera to capture the image. The main structures that can be visualized on a fundus photo are the central and peripheral retina and its blood vessels, the optic disc and the macula. We use this photo to screen for eye diseases (like glaucoma) and conditions that can affect blood vessels (like diabetes and high blood pressure), as well as to monitor any changes that might be occurring.
  • iTerminal: – With the latest iTerminal technology from ZEISS, we are able to determine the exact optimal position of your personal prescription lenses within your chosen frame, calculated to an accuracy of 1/10th of a millimetre. This unique centration process guarantees 100-percent performance from your ZEISS precision lenses. With this technology, we can avoid typical fitting errors that can reduce effectiveness by more than 40 percent. You can look forward to vastly improved, more relaxed vision.

Digital Phoropter: – An automated/digital phoropter is an ophthalmic device that we use during an eye examination to aid in the determination of a patient’s prescription for glasses and contact lenses. Some advantages of a digital phoropter vs. manual refraction equipment are as follows:

  • More automation of repetitive tasks in the refraction.
  • Ability to present former and new values quickly for validation. Also allows for a rapid vision comparison between the old prescription, the computerised test, and the refined prescription.
  • The LCD screen provides better contrast of letters against background than the older “projector and screen” type equipment, and allows for contrast sensitivity testing which is useful in the early detection of cataracts.
  •  Includes the widest range of test charts available to prevent repetitiveness and memorising.
  • Reduced risk of human error – people are often afraid of “making a mistake” during their eye test – this type of specialised equipment allows us to make the test more concise and accurate in fewer steps.