Contact lens fitting

Many people prefer the ease of contact lenses to spectacles, while others like to alternate the use of both.

Your contact lens fitting

Speak to our friendly staff to arrange a personal contact lens fitting appointment. 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 listed contact lens collection to view a selection of  contact lenses, accessories and products that are available online.

We also offer Price Match Guarantee on certain brands.

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 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.