Eye Health

Contact lenses

Don't take chances with your contact lenses

Most contact lens wearers engage in risky behaviours that increase their chances of infections. Follow these tips to keep your contact lenses sterile and your eyes healthy.

'My novelty contact lenses ripped my cornea'

Coloured lenses can cause permanent damage to your eyes after only a few hours of use as Tia Goode realised when her cat-eye contact ripped her cornea. Here's what you need to know before you buy a pair.

Lenses or laser?

Thanks to laser treatments and modern contact lenses anyone can now see clearly without glasses. The question is which option is best for you?

Keeping contact with your lenses

Contact lenses are small, fragile little things. How can you be sure you haven’t inverted the lens before popping it into your eye?

Anti-reflective coatings

Advanced lens coating technology allows crystal-clear vision in any weather, it repels dirt and simplifies lens maintenance. It can even enhance the appearance of your eyeglasses.

Reshape your eyes with Ortho-K

Orthokeratology offers an easy, safe and non-surgical solution for many people who don't want to wear prescription glasses during the day.

Glasses and Contact Lenses

Lenses for glasses are tougher and thinner than ever before and can be coated with anti-glare tints. Contact lenses can be hard, soft, disposable or even tinted or coloured.

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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