Contact lenses have come a long way over time. Leonardo da Vinci illustrated the concept of contact lenses in 1508 and in 1887 the first contact lens made from glass (yes, glass) was produced. As we see in other fields in our modern world, the technology of contact lens manufacturing has improved expoentially and our options are just about endless.
In the Optometry industry, we often hear patients tell us that they cannot wear contact lenses because they have astigmatism and this is simply not true. Our Optometrists can fit just about any type of prescription including:
- Astigmatism and Keratoconus
- Short-sightedness (Myopia)
- Far-sightedness (Hyperopia)
- Presbyopia (Multifocal contact lenses)
- Irregular corneas such as corneal graft patients
During your eye examination, our Optometrists will assist you in determining the best type of contact lenses to suit your prescription and your lifestyle. Contact lenses are not a one type fits all kind of product and we will help you choose a lens that suits your individual needs.
Contact Lens Types
Our practices around Cape Town use advanced technologies such as OCT scans and corneal topographers to improve the accuracy of the fit of the lenses. Topography is essentially the mapping of the cornea and the OCT allows us to examine the fit of Scleral lenses down to the last nano-meter!
Contact us for appointment, pricing and additional product information.