Complete Range of Contact Lenses

Soft Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are hydrophilic or "water loving". Their water content ranges from 38% to 75% for different applications. They provide increasing oxygen transmission but less durability as the water content raises.

Soft contact lenses offer the following advantages:

  • comfortable
  • quick adaptation to wearing
  • flexible wearing times
  • correction of most vision problems
  • simple and easy care & hygiene
  • ability to change or enhance eye colour.

Soft contact lenses are available as conventional lenses which usually last for 12 to 18 months using a care system which usually consists of separate solutions for cleaning, rinsing, disinfection & storage. They are now also available as disposable soft lenses, daily-disposable lenses and as tinted soft lenses.

Part or all of the cost of contact lenses is covered by your Health Fund if you have private health insurance.

Rigid Contact Lenses

Rigid, or hard, contact lenses are less comfortable initially but do offer specific advantages for some eye and vision problems:

  • able to correct some problems which cannot be treated with soft lenses.
  • more durable and longer life.
  • able to correct some cases of astigmatism without requiring more expensive lens designs.

Your optometrist will advise you which contact lens type is most appropriate for you.

Disposable Contact Lenses

Disposable contact lenses are a sub-group within soft contact lenses. They provide improved eye health by the planned replacement of lenses before problems with lens aging and deposits can develop. These lenses have been made possible by improved methods of production which have lowered the cost to a point where disposability is affordable.

Different types of disposable contact lenses are replaced on a schedule of 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month or 3 months.

Since the lenses do not have to last so long, the care and cleaning procedures are much simpler and are usually based upon a convenient 1-bottle system for cleaning, disinfection & storage.

They are now also available in tintedoptions and as a daily-disposable.

Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Disposable contact lenses have now progressed to the ultimate in disposability: Daily-disposables. These are worn once and discarded. There are no solutions required since the lenses never need to be stored.

Daily disposable contact lenses are proving especially popular with people who want to wear them as an occasional option for social wear or sport.

Tinted & Coloured Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are also available in tints and colours. These fall in to 3 main categories:

VISIBILITY TINTS to make it easier to see and handle the contact lenses. These are usually a pale blue and included in the lenses at no extra charge

TRANSPARENT TINTS which are used to work with and enhance the patient's own natural eye colour. For example: to make a hazel eye greener

COSMETIC TINTS which are used to cover and completely change the patients own eye colour. For example: to make brown eyes blue.


Multipurpose solutions are so-called because you need only the one bottle of solution to carry out the different steps of cleaning, soaking, rinsing and disinfecting. After removing your contact lens, you should place it in the palm of your hand, squirt a little of the multi-purpose solution onto it and, using a finger, rub the lens in the solution for about 15 seconds each side. This cleans off the deposits that have built up on the contact lens surface during the wearing period, and the rinse you should follow with allows the lens to be relatively clean prior to soaking. Most multipurpose solutions require that you soak the contact lenses for at least four hours (preferably overnight); this gives adequate time for all the germs to be killed, and the lenses to be disinfected. In the morning, you can just place the contact lenses straight into your eyes, although some people prefer to give a quick squirt of solution beforehand.

Daily Cleaner. In some cases, your optometrist might get you to use a separate daily cleaner (such as Miraflow), and you would normally use three drops, cleaning each side for a minimum of 15 seconds once again.

Protein Remover. For patients who don't dispose of their contact lenses on a frequent basis, you may have been advised to use a protein remover (usually weekly or fortnightly) and these are enzymatic cleaners the 'gobble up' the protein that accumulates on the contact lens surface.

Re-wetting Drops

If you experience any 'dryness' during contact lens wear, this may be related to the surface of the contact lens becoming dehydrated, particularly in air-conditioned environments, and with intensive computer usage. Ask your optometrist whether a rewetting eyedrop, used whilst the contact lenses are in place, is suitable for you. These come in two forms - unit-dose vials, which are preservative-free, and multi-dose bottles, if you need to use it more frequently.

However you clean and disinfect your contact lenses, if you think you may not be carrying out the procedure properly, or have forgotten, do ask your optometrist at EYECARE PLUS. They'll be happy to answer any questions on the telephone, or you can get in touch via this website; there is no substitute for the correct advise from the appropriate person! Enjoy wearing your contact lenses!

VisionPro Optometrists

St Albans
288 Main Rd East,
St Albans Victoria
Telephone:(03) 9364 5509
Fax: (03) 9364 5594

Shop 5, 119 Hopkins St,
Footscray Victoria
Telephone: (03) 9687 8787
Fax:(03) 9689 1818

Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday:
9:30AM - 5:30PM
(Friday open till 6:30PM)
Sunday: Sorry we are close.

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