Hand Painted Prosthetics
We introduced our very own 'in house' custom hand painted soft prosthetic lenses into South Africa in late 2008. We have since had many successful cases and helped the optometrist fit scarred, offset, sighted and unsighted eyes with optimal results. We are able to manufacture all our prosthetic lenses in our lab, decreasing waiting time and limitations. We treat each case as a unique case and custom make the lens to the patient's specifications, so whether the lens is an offset scripted reverse curve lens or a simple spherical lens waiting time is minimal.
Prosthetic lenses are indicated for:
We offer a tinted prosthetic lens for dark brown eyes where hand painting iris patterns is not needed. These tints are able to be applied to any of our **soft lens materials** and color can be customized to achieve optimal results. We have manufactured fitting sets to assist the optometrist with fitting, color matching and possible centration issues that might arise (fitting sets available upon request).
The designs are limitless when it comes to custom specialized lenses, that is why we have such a wide range of material, each specialized case would need to be discussed with one of our lab technicians to enable us to get as much information on the lens design required. All the lenses produced in our laboratory are cut specifically for each patient, we do not keep stock of any lens design as we see each cornea as being unique. Our limitations (materials) are based on material selected, we are able to customize each design to enable a custom fitted lens for even the most irregular cornea.
Harmful wavelengths in light have been known to cause damage to the cornea, retina and lens. Yellow cataracts and macular degeneration have been linked to Ultraviolet Radiation. Blue light radiation is scattered around especially in fog, rain and hazy weather conditions, causing glare and diminished visual acuity. Our lenses are able to block out UV radiation and blue light radiation using the VSO 42% UV material **link to material** and desired tint.
In some sport activities it is not always an option to wear sunglasses to reduce glare and improve visual needs, being restricted by headgear or protective eyewear. Glasses tend to restrict your field of view and become a disturbance when running or doing any demanding physical activity. Our sports tinted lenses provide protection, improve contrast and reduce glare thus improving your overall visual experience when on the field or indoors in harsh lighting conditions.
Reduces glare & shadows
Increase contrast and visual acuity
Blocks out high amounts of blue light
This lens is best used in sports stadiums or arena's where high intensity light is used.
Filters blue light for sharper focus
This lens is best used for environments where you need enhanced contrast without affecting the light transmittance.
The Contact Lens Lab of SA offers a custom colour enhancing tint. Tinted lenses are indicated for enhancing or completely altering the appearance of the natural eye colour. We are able to tint on practically any brand of soft contact lenses, prescription or non-prescription. We are able to tint the lenses to a custom shade to each patient's requirements and keep all tints on records for future orders. If there is a colour you are looking for and cannot find it on our website please contact us and either send the lens into the lab for colour matching or e-mail a picture of the lens on a white surface and we will do our best to get the closest to the required colour tint for the patient.