Contact Lens Clinic

Many people who require spectacles may also be able to wear contact lenses. Contact lenses have lots of advantages such as when playing sports, if you don’t like wearing glasses or would just like a change of your look.

Contact Lens Clinic provides a complete range of contact lens designs, materials and lens care products; and has considerable experience in the fitting of complex lens forms to challenging patients with access to advance equipment. 

To minimize any possible problems induced by contact lens wear, patients must attend scheduled follow-up appointments after the contact lenses have been prescribed and dispensed.

Will there be any fees?

Examinations are available to UNSW staff, students and the general public at no cost to patients during semester. You do NOT need a Medicare Card.

Do I need a referral? 

A general eye examination must be conducted in our Primary Care Clinic prior to a contact lens evaluation. 

You do not require a formal referral to attend our clinic. However, if you have been given a written referral to the UNSW Optometry Clinic by your local optometrist, medical practitioner or other health care professional, please forward a copy of the referral to reception at least 48 hrs before your scheduled appointment either by fax (02) 9313 8604 or email optomclinic@unsw.edu.au

How long will the appointment take? 

The time taken for your comprehensive eye examination may vary depending on the type difficulties you are having with your eyes.  As a general guideline we allow ~1.5 hour, which includes the initial testing as well as discussions about treatment options and recommendations.  Review appointments are usually shorter.

What else should I bring with me? 

Your current spectacles (and/or spectacle prescriptions), contact lenses, contact lens case and contact lens care products. It is possible you may not be able to wear your contact lenses afterwards.

A list of any known allergies, regular medications, eye drops, past contact lenses and past contact lens care products.

Will I need eye drops during my examination?

In order to comprehensively evaluate your eye health, your eye examination may include the instillation of eye drops. It is unlikely for them to cause blurry vision. However, you may not be able to wear your contact lenses afterwards.

What if I need contact lenses? 

As part of our complete service, a wide selection of contact lenses is available to be ordered.  We have experts to advise you on your most suitable contact lenses correction.

Our prices are discounted by up to 20% if you attend our student clinics.

When are appointments available? 

2 July 2018 - 2 November 2018

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

 

 4:30pm

6:00pm

6:45pm**

 

5:00pm

6:30pm

7:15pm** 

 

* Not available every week

**Aftercare (follow-up) only

To book an appointment: 

Contact Lens Clinic inquiries:
Email: optomclinic@unsw.edu.au
Telephone: (02) 9385 4624

For further Information on the Contact Lens Clinic:
Email: Lily Ho lily.ho@unsw.edu.au