Rachel Chipere completed her Certificate in Advanced Contact Lenses through the Australian College of Optometry (ACO-CACL).
She is experienced with fitting custom contact lenses including those for Kerataconic patients, post corneal graft contact lens fittings and more. Rachel works with local Ophthalmology to provide best care practices for patient's requiring complex contact lens fittings with the help of our new technological advancement - the Oculus Keratograph.
Rachel is able to fit:
Custom contact lenses come with unlimited time for fitting and teach with Rachel. She will make sure you walk away with the best and most comfortable vision available.
A bulk fitting fee is charged which includes all follow up appointments and the lenses come with an exchange warranty to ensure the correct fit is found.
For patients who don't require custom contact lens fittings, we are able to provide free contact lens trials for new wearers. Our free trial allows our customers to try as many different contact lens types as necessary until we find the best match for you.
This means that you have peace of mind when trying contact lenses for the first time and are unsure if they work for you, you will only be required to purchase contact lenses after you have tried them and have decided that you would like to continue wearing them.
Contact lenses are available in most prescriptions and to suit many needs. So regardless of if you wear glasses all the time or only occasionally, contact lenses are still a great option if you are looking to avoid wearing your glasses whether it be altogether or for just special occasions.
If you haven't worn contact lenses before or if you have difficulty inserting and removing the lenses then the Optometrist will recommend that you have a Contact Lens Teach appointment. During this appointment the Optometrist will walk you through the steps to inserting and removing your lenses easily. The Optometrist will then watch as you attempt to insert and remove the lenses and give you pointers on your technique.
Once you are able to insert and remove the lenses easily the Optometrist will give you your trial lenses and book you in for an Contact Lens Aftercare appointment for in a couple of weeks time.
After you have been wearing your trial contact lenses for a few weeks the Optometrist will need to assess the health of your eyes. Contact lenses are relatively safe to use but if they are not handled or worn correctly or if they don't fit right they can cause serious complications such as infection.
Due to this reason the Optometrist needs to assess your eyes to make sure they are reacting well to the contact lenses, during this time they will also recheck your contact lens prescription. After this appointment if the contact lenses are fitting well and the eye looks healthy the Optometrist will give you the go ahead to order your contact lenses as needed which you can collect from the reception.
If you have been wearing contact lenses for a while you will also need to have regular aftercare appointments to keep assessing the health of your eyes. We recommend that you have your eyes tested at least yearly if you wear contact lenses.