You should have a full eye exam every 2 years. If you are a contact lens wearer your eyes should be checked every 6 to 12 months. If you have a family history of eye disease or any health conditions such as diabetes our optometrist will advise regarding your review schedule.
Please bring any glasses or contact lenses that you wear, and a list of medications you are currently taking.
It is possible to examine a childs eyes at any age with the examination tailored to suit your child.
If you have no concerns regarding your childs eyes it is advisable to have their eyes checked around 12 months then every 2 years thereafter.
With so many different contact lens designs and materials available, almost anyone from 10 years onwards can wear contact lenses.
The most exciting development in contact lenses is the Ortho-k lens which is worn while sleeping, then removed in the morning, resulting in clear vision during the day without glasses or contact lenses.
Yes. All safety glasses are made using Bolle Safety frames and medium impact safety eyewear.
We can supply conventional frame styles or the ever popular wrap around type.
An anti-reflective (AR) coating minimises reflections resulting in increased clarity of vision. This is useful in reducing reflections from computer screens, overhead lgihts and glare from headlights when driving.
Transitions lenses are photochromatic lenses that change from clear indoors to as dark as sunglasses outdoors when harmful UV rays are present. This results in significant glare reduction and by providing 100% UV protection, Transitions lenses decrease your risk of eye damage.
Polarised sunglass lenses eliminate glare from horizontal and reflective surfaces such as water, roads, snow and sand. Polarised lenses give great definition of vision resulting in better visual comfort in high-glare situations.
Multifocal, also called graduated or progressive lenses, have a gradual change in power from the top (distance prescription) to the bottom (reading prescription) of the lens.
Not all multifocal lenses are the same. At Forest Lakes Optometrist, we use new designs of multifocal lens that have a wider central zone of clear vision resulting in easy adaption and better peripheral vision.
At Forest Lakes Optometrist, our optometrists can prescribe anti-infective and anti-inflammatory eye drops to treat red eyes or following foreign body removal. Same day appointments are available for these urgent ocular conditions.