Eye Health

Contact lenses

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?

How to insert your contact lens

Some people are a little squeamish about sticking a little piece of plastic into the eye. Here’s how to put your contact lenses in without tears.

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.

How to remove your contact lenses

Once the contact lens is in the eye it can be removed only by shaking you head vigorously or sneezing with your eyes open, right? Wrong.

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Optometrist

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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