E K Botha Optometrists have some of the latest and most sophisticated optical equipment and fitting sets, currently used in specialised contact lens practices. This equipment greatly assists in the successful fitting of contact lenses for the more regular myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism through to the more advanced contact lens fitting of high astigmatism, irregular corneas or diseased corneas such as found with Keratoconus.

Gas permeable and silicone hydrogel materials are examples used to provide better physiology, comfort and wearing time of contact lenses. In conjunction, new manufacturing technologies, as well as sophisticated contact lens, designs vastly improve the possibility of providing a contact lens solution, which E K Botha Optometrists strive to achieve.

CLASSIFICATION OF CONTACT LENSES:

Conventional contact lenses

A vast selection of soft contact lenses is available. The wearing schedules and maintenance routines of these lenses vary and may include daily, two weekly, monthly or annual replacements.

Contact lenses for Astigmatism

Toric contact lenses have different perpendicular surface powers and are fitted to eyes with astigmatism. Soft and rigid contact lenses are available in toric form and successfully fit most forms of regular or irregular astigmatism.

Contact lenses for presbyopia

At the age when the ability to focus at the near viewing distance (presbyopia) is reduced, bifocal and multifocal contact lenses are used to correct the problem. They are available in daily or monthly disposable soft contact lenses.

Coloured contact lenses

Contact lenses that enhance or change your eye colour are available with or without a prescription. Colours available include among other, blue, sapphire, turquoise, honey, grey, green and brown.

Rigid gas permeable contact lenses

Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) contact lenses can be used to correct the eye conditions that soft contact lenses may be used for. However, these typically are used for high prescriptions and irregular corneas including keratoconus.

Scleral contact lenses

Scleral contact lenses are used to vault the corneal surface altogether, having the edges of the contact lens resting on the white of the eye (sclera). These lenses are used where lens vaulting of the cornea is indicated, as in Keratoconus and severe dry eye syndrome

Unique to the practice

The revolutionary EyeSpace (https://eyespacelenses.com/) contact lens design software is used to custom design rigid contact lenses. EyeSpace lens design software reduces initial trial lens fitting discomfort and allows for accurate product reproducibility.