Find out if contact lenses are suitable for you by taking advantage of our free trial of soft contact lenses.

See us for an eye examination, we can then insert a pair of contact lenses. Return at the end of the day and we’ll remove them for you. If they work well for you, we can discuss daily, two weekly or monthly disposable contact lenses.

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Contact Lenses

Modern contact lenses are so simple and convenient it’s easy to take them for granted. But lots of people’s lives are transformed every day by the freedom and flexibility they offer. You can wear contacts most of the time, with sunglasses, or simply when you prefer to leave your glasses at home.

Contact lenses are fantastic for today’s active lifestyles. Our contact lens patients include everyone from kids to people well past retirement age. A lot of wearers choose to use them almost all the time. Today’s contact lenses cater for a range of prescriptions, so you are not limited to only wearing prescription glasses – they can help you see just as well as while wearing your glasses. Contact lenses can also provide a full field of unobstructed vision, which is great for sports.

Disposable Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are made from gel-like, water-containing plastics called hydrogels, and cover the entire cornea. Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are an advanced type of soft lens that transmit more oxygen to the eye than regular hydrogel soft lenses. The beauty of these lenses is that they can be worn and then disposed of when the wearing time is complete. There are daily, fortnightly and monthly lenses available depending on which suits your needs best.

Hard Contact Lenses

Hard Contact Lenses are more inflexible, but sometimes are necessary because of the eye’s particular condition. That being the case we are experienced in the fitting of these lenses and have the latest technology to custom design each lens to every eye. It is simply amazing how that little rigid gas permeable lens can be so comfortable. It just has to be the right fit for the right eye.

@ Keratomania, Keratoconus Eye Diagram, 2012 -


Keratoconus is a condition which causes the cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye to become progressively thinner. As a result of this thinning, the normally round shape of the cornea becomes distorted and a cone-like bulge develops, resulting in significant visual impairment. A useful analogy is to compare the shapes of an orange with a pear.

The average person has a spherical shaped cornea like an orange whereas a person with keratoconus has a bulge, generally in the lower region of the cornea much like a pear. Keratoconus is typically diagnosed in the patient’s adolescent years and may progress until the patient is in their twenties and thirties.

We utilise corneal topography and corneal pachymetry technology to measure the curvature and thickness of the cornea respectively, both of which help confirm the diagnosis of keratoconus. 95% of keratoconus patients cannot achieve high quality vision with glasses. Whitehouse offers a solution for keratoconus patients: We fit either special soft contact lenses, rigid gas permeable contact lenses or hybrid lenses which have a soft skirt but a hard centre. The optometrist would determine which one is suitable. Those with more advanced forms of keratoconus may require surgery.

3 Point Guide to Contact Lens Problem Management

Minor irritation or minor blurring of vision

Remove the lens, rub, rinse & return lens to eye. If no improvement, try spare lens.
If no improvement Book an appointment  or Call us on 02 9233 4944

Moderate discomfort or blurring of vision

Moderate discomfort, ocular discharge, redness or blurred vision.
Remove lenses and Book an appointment  or Call us on 02 9233 4944

Pain, severe discomfort, or aversion to bright lights.

Remove lenses.

Contact the Optometrist Immediately / Attend an after hours medical practitioner