The contact lens clinic prescribes a wide range of contact lenses from disposable soft lenses, corneal rigid gas permeable lenses, hybrid lenses to scleral lenses. These lenses can be used for optical corrections such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia and can provide an alternative to spectacles. In some conditions, contact lenses can provide a substantial improvement in the quality of vision compared to spectacles. Specialty contact lenses are prescribed for various conditions including keratoconus, corneal grafts, orthokeratology for myopia control, following refractive surgery and for paediatric patients.
We also offer a full range of myopia control treatments including orthokeratology, topical treatments (atropine), specialty soft contact lenses, and specialty spectacle lenses.
The Contact Lens Clinic is staffed by highly experienced optometrists who have a high level of skill to customise the contact lens fitting for the individual patient and is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation.
The clinic is open to the public and a referral letter is not required to make an appointment. The contact lens clinic accepts referrals from optometrists or ophthalmologists for contact lens fittings. The contact lens clinic also provides a service to monitor the stability of keratoconus to determine if corneal cross-linking treatment may be necessary. Patients who are members of Keratoconus Australia are eligible for a 25% discount for contact lenses.
If you have a referral, please forward a copy with all relevant clinical information to:
As part of their clinical training, Doctor of Optometry students in their 3rd or 4th year may observe and assist in various parts of the examination under supervision.
The clinic has a close relationship with the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear and Royal Melbourne Hospitals to facilitate the best treatment outcomes for mutual patients that may require optical, medical, or surgical treatments.
Please bring your current spectacles (and prescriptions), contact lenses (and prescriptions), a contact lens case and any contact lens products that you may be using. If possible, also bring a list of any known allergies, current medications and eyedrops.
In some cases, a spectacle correction may be the best option and The Melbourne Eyecare Clinic dispensing staff will be able to help select from a wide range of frames and advise on the appropriate spectacle lenses.
Appointments can be made directly by calling 03 9035 6666.