Contact Lenses

  • Disposable contact lenses for myopia and hyperopia

  • Myopia control contact lenses

  • Toric contact lenses for astigmatism

  • Multifocal contact lenses.

  • Rigid gas permeable contact lens fitting

Contact lenses offer a great alternative to glasses. Common reasons for wanting contact lenses are for sports, social events, self confidence and convenience, and at Rangiora Eyecare we are pleased to have a huge range, meaning there is almost something for everyone. From daily disposables, soft and hard lenses to custom-made lenses, there is rarely an eye that can’t be fit.

After your comprehensive eye examination, our Optometrists are able to advise what contact lenses would be best suited to your needs and lifestyle. Contact lenses can truly change your life, so don’t be afraid to ask us about them at your next appointment.

Soft contact lenses

Soft disposable contact lenses are often the easiest way to correct for conditions such as myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness), astigmatism (irregular shaped eye) and presbyopia (long-sightedness occurring with age).

We offer a range of different modalities, including daily disposable, fortnightly or monthly disposable lenses. These all come in single vision, toric (astigmatism) and multifocal options. Whether you are wanting them for the odd occasion, or to wear them every day, we will definitely have something for you.

Myopia control contact lenses

The progression of myopia or short-sightedness can now be minimised with the use of multifocal contact lenses that are designed specifically for myopia control. These provide clear central vision but are modified to create a ‘peripheral defocus’ which has been determined to slow down the growth of the eyeball, minimising progression of short-sightedness. These lenses can be particularly useful for young children who are short-sighted and who have a family history of one or more parents with myopia. Our Optometrists will be able to advise you if these lenses are the best option for you.

Hard contact lenses

Hard contact lenses, also known as ‘RGPs’ are very useful for correcting vision in certain eye conditions such as Keratoconus. Keratoconus is when the front of the eye begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. The cone shape then deflects light as it enters the eye causing distorted vision. Hard contact lenses can help to create a more uniform surface on the front of the eye to allow clear, comfortable vision.

Hard contact lenses are also a great option for those more tricky prescriptions that fall outside of the available power range of soft disposable contact lenses.