Vision Correction

Spectacles

 When wearing spectacles it is important to see, look and feel as well as you possibly can. The decisions which need to be made on selecting spectacles are much easier when assisted by the friendly Licensed Optical Dispensers at Cameron Optometry.

 

The optometrists at Cameron Optometry will discuss the most suitable lens designs with patients during their consultation and will take into consideration the patient’s prescription as well as lifestyle needs.prodesign_2.jpg

 

Single vision lenses have only one power in the lens and allow you to see clearly in either the distance or at near. Many younger people who wear spectacles have single vision lenses mostly to assist with vision into the distance. Conversely as people get older, they gradually lose the ability to alter the focus of their eyes at near ('presbyopia'). At some time between the ages of 40 and 50 corrective lenses for near vision are required.

 

Bifocal lenses have two distinct segments with different powers. In most cases a top segment is used to see in the distance while a lower segment is used for reading and other close tasks such as sewing.

 

Another way of providing multiple corrections in one lens is to have a gradual change between the distance and near corrections. A progressive lens allows the wearer to focus on all distances, there being a gentle change from distance to intermediate to near focus as one looks through different parts of the lens. Progressive lenses provide more natural vision than bifocals or trifocals and are aesthetically more attractive.

 

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Sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses can be made to look the same as non prescription sunglasses. Whether you wear distance glasses, bifocals or multifocal lenses you can have your prescription fitted with polarised lenses to many fashion sunglass frames.

Cameron Optometry stock the latest ranges of Fashion and Sport sunglass brands including:

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Contact lenses

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Contact lenses are an excellent form of vision correction, in addition to wearing spectacles. Correctly prescribed contact lenses provide excellent vision and comfort. For some patients, contact lenses provide better vision than spectacles.

 

While contact lenses have obvious advantages for athletes and others with active lifestyles, they can also provide a sometimes preferred cosmetic effect and can often be tinted to change the colour of the wearer's eyes.

 

Contact lenses must be individually prescribed by one of our optometrists to ensure that they fit your eyes correctly and are working effectively. Poorly fitting contact lenses can lead to severe eye problems including infections.

 

As contact lenses are placed in direct contact with your eyes they must be cleaned and disinfected regularly, our optometrists will train you in this process. Contact lens wearers need more frequent eye examinations in order to prevent any problems developing, at least once every 12 months is ideal.

 

There are many types of contact lenses; our optometrist will discuss and prescribe the type and wearing/replacement schedule to best suit your lifestyle and vision needs.

 

 

Laser vision correction

The technology for laser vision correction has advanced and developed greatly in the past decade, therefore there is an increasing interest in this form of vision correction.  It offers a type of vision correction that rarely requires spectacles or contact lenses.

 

Every individual’s eyes are different; hence different techniques which the laser eye surgeon may perform.  The most common procedure is LASIK (Laser Assisted In-Situ Kerotomileusis), which works by reshaping the shape of the front surface of the eye – the cornea.

 

If you are interested in laser vision correction, our optometrists at Cameron Optometry can discuss this further with you and assess your suitability.  Referral then can be made to highly recommended ophthalmologists who specialise in laser vision correction.