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Contact Lenses

Experience Freedom with Contact Lenses

Discover the freedom of clear vision without the constraints of glasses. At Silvermans Optician, we offer a wide range of contact lenses tailored to suit your lifestyle, visual needs, and comfort.

Our Range

Diverse Options

From daily disposables to extended-wear lenses, multifocal to toric lenses for astigmatism, our comprehensive selection ensures we have the perfect contact lenses for your unique prescription and preferences.

Advanced Technology

We provide cutting-edge contact lens technology, including breathable materials for eye health, UV protection, and moisture-locking designs, promoting comfort and clarity throughout the day.

Beyond the initial fitting, we offer ongoing support and check-ups to ensure your contact lenses continue to meet your needs and maintain optimal eye health.

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Contact Lens Consultation

Skilled opticians

Our contact lens specialists will help you decide on the best type of lens to suit your lifestyle, wearing time and visual requirements. Contact lenses are then tried with further assessments of vision, comfort and fit to decide on the best type. Specialist, complex contact lenses for conditions such as astigmatism, kerataconus or presbyopia (bifocals and multifocals) may have to be specially made.

Experience and expertise

Our optometrists have a wealth of experience fitting all types of contact lenses both in private practice and hospital contact lens clinics. We also see many patients who rely solely on specialist contact lenses to see clearly due to medical eye conditions such as keratoconus.

Professional Service

We are proud to say we are a Johnson & Johnson Visioncare Acuvue Centre of Excellence. Our ongoing investment in the latest eye examination equipment, professional development and specialist training means that you can come to us for all your contact lens needs with confidence.

Aftercare appointments

After the contact lens fitting is completed, regular follow-up, aftercare appointments are very important to monitor the contact lens fit, vision and eye health. They will minimize this risk and ensure that any issues are more likely to be minor.

Contact Lens Maintenance & Aftercare

The single best way to avoid eye infections is to follow proper lens care guidelines as prescribed by your eye care professional. In particular, including a "rub and rinse" step in the lens cleaning process, minimising contact with water while wearing contact lenses and replacing the lens case frequently can help reduce the risk of infection. Risk of infection varies somewhat depending on the type of contact lens. Single-use daily disposable lenses are the safest type of soft contact lens, in terms of reducing the risk of infection. Rigid gas permeable lenses are a safer alternative than any type of soft contact lens. Your ophthalmologist can help you decide which type of lens is right for you.

Handle Your Contact Lenses With Care

The single best way to avoid eye infections is to follow proper lens care guidelines as prescribed by your eye care professional. Risk of infection varies somewhat depending on the type of contact lens. Single-use daily disposable lenses are the safest type of soft contact lens, in terms of reducing the risk of infection. Rigid gas permeable lenses are a safer alternative than any type of soft contact lens. Your ophthalmologist can help you decide which type of lens is right for you.

Guidelines For Care Of Contact Lenses

  • Before handling contact lenses, wash your hands with soap and water, then rinse and dry them with a lint-free towel.
  • Minimise contact with water, including removing lenses before going swimming or in a hot tub.
  • Contact lenses should not be rinsed with or stored in water (tap or sterile water).
  • Do not put your lenses in your mouth to wet them. Saliva is not a sterile solution.
  • Do not use saline solution and rewetting drops to disinfect lenses. Neither is an effective or approved disinfectant.
  • Wear and replace contact lenses according to the schedule prescribed by your eye care professional.
  • Follow the specific contact lens cleaning and storage guidelines from your eye care professional and the solution manufacturer.
  • During cleaning, rub your contact lenses with your fingers, then rinse the lenses with solution before soaking them. This “rub and rinse” method is considered by some experts to be a superior method of cleaning, even if the solution you are using is a “no-rub” variety.
  • Rinse the contact lens case with fresh solution — not water. Then leave the empty case open to air dry.
  • Keep the contact lens case clean and replace it regularly, at least every three months. Lens cases can be a source of contamination and infection. Do not use cracked or damaged lens cases.

Do’s & Dont’s with Contact Lenses

Ask yourself these three questions, each time you wear your lenses: Do my eyes feel good with my lenses? Do my eyes look good? Do I see well? If the answer to any of these questions is no, leave your lenses off and consult your contact lens practitioner immediately, who will advise you on what to do next.
  • Always wash and rinse your hands thoroughly before handling your lenses or touching your eye. Use a mild non-cosmetic (oil and fragrance free) soap, and dry your hands with a lint-free cloth or tissues.
  • Clean your lenses after removal as indicated by your eyecare practitioner. Use only the recommended solutions.
  • Clean your lens storage case in warm soapy water at least once a week. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry using a clean tissue.
  • When handling your lenses, work over a clean flat surface. Put the plug in the sink if working over a sink.
  • If you drop a lens, clean and rinse before reapplying.
  • Remember the importance of good blinking. Regular and complete blinking will help you to keep the lens moist and clean.
  • Consult your eyecare practitioner if you experience any unexplained redness, persistent pain, discomfort, change in vision, excessive tearing, light sensitivity or unusual eye secretions.
  • Discard all solutions one month after opening, even if there is still solution remaining.
  • Carry your storage case and solution with you at all times if possible.
  • Always keep your spectacles up to date so that you can use them if you lose or break a lens, or if you are advised not to wear lenses for any period of time.
  • Take care or close your eyes when using cosmetics or aerosol sprays, such as hairsprays, while wearing your lenses. Such products may leave a residual film on the lens.
  • Use swimming goggles when swimming with contact lenses.
  • Wear protective glasses or goggles if you are in any situation where dust, sand grit or other foreign matter could enter your eye, such as bike riding, gardening, sanding or grinding, or working in a dusty environment.
  • If you have been in a situation where there was an opportunity for foreign matter to enter your eye, clean and replace your lenses. If you are not sure that you have completely removed any foreign matter contact your eyecare practitioner.
  • Continue wearing your lenses if you are unwell.
  • Continue wearing your lenses if your eyes are uncomfortable or unusually red.
  • Place a lens in your mouth for cleaning or wetting.
  • Use tap water to soak or rinse your lenses.
  • Rub your eyes vigorously while wearing lenses.
  • Mix up your lenses. The best way to avoid this is to always deal with the right lens first, whether inserting or removing, and ensure that it is safely on your eye or in the storage case, before attempting the left.
  • Expose your lenses or storage case to undue heat.

Kids and Contact lenses

Contact lenses can make a great alternative to spectacles for children. They may help to improve their confidence and significantly improve their self-esteem. If your child is into sports, their spectacles may be a potential hazard. Children with moderate spectacles corrections often cannot see clearly beyond a metre without their glasses and this can impair their performance. Children's contact lenses can help to improve their hand eye co-ordination and safely improve their game. Our trained optometrists will talk through the options with you and your child to make sure your child receives the best care and advice to make the right eyewear choices.

Specialist Contact Lenses

Our optometrists have a special interest in contact lenses investing a significant amount of their time in continuing professional development in the field of contact lenses. We often see patients who have challenging and complex prescriptions or medical eye conditions requiring unique custom made contact lenses allowing them to enjoy clear comfortable vision.


Many people think or have been told that because they have astigmatism they cannot wear contact lenses. This is not true. We can fit all prescriptions including very high degrees of astigmatism with modern contact lenses.

Multifocal Contact Lenses

It is a common misconception that when people require different prescriptions for distance and reading vision contact lenses will no longer be suitable for existing wearers or not an option for someone who has never worn contact lenses. There are a large range of contact lens options available for patients who wear bifocals, varifocals or separate distance and reading spectacles. Come and ask our friendly optometrists.

Medical Eye Problems

Contact lenses can be an invaluable option for people with certain eye conditions that cannot achieve good vision with spectacles. For example, a condition called keratoconus distorts the surface of the eye known as the cornea. This irregular distortion reduces vision such that it cannot be corrected with spectacles. With special, tailor made contact lenses we are able to manage keratoconus so that clear vision is restored.

Eye Injuries

Following significant eye injuries the cornea (the surface of the eye) or the iris (the coloured part of eye) can get damaged. Damage to the cornea can cause distorted vision which may not be correctable with spectacles. Damage to the iris may lead to persistent glare. Contact lenses are often a great management option in these cases improving vision or reducing glare.

Cosmetic improvement to disfigured eyes

Eye injuries and certain eye conditions may change the appearance of the eye making it look unsightly. Modern cosmetic contact lenses can help improve the eyes appearance making it closer to normal.

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