Since the inception of First Contact Lens in Thomson Plaza, Singapore, in November 1979, we have evolved from a 330 sq feet shop to a much bigger practice in a more prominent location to be able to house a wide range of products and services that can cater to a wider spectrum of people.
Our Services have expanded from prescribing glasses and contact lenses, to include Primary Eye Care Screening with the aid of many state of the art instruments.
The team of eye-care practitioners here at First Contact Lens Centre are constantly upgrading themselves throughout the years and are able to provide both professional and ethical services to our valuable customers. Customers are our top priority and there is no compromise in the discharge of our professional services rendered to them.
All of our practitioners have to accumulate enough Continuous Education Points through attending professional seminars organized by reputable professionals locally and overseas. They also have to be registered with the Optometrists & Opticians Board (OOB) in order to practice legally. The staff here are well recognisable to the people who frequent Thomson Plaza and have seen generations of families who entrust their eye related concerns to us.
Products We Carry
A comprehensive eye examination consists of checking the power of your eye and checking the health of both the anterior and posterior portion of the eye. Good vision is only one part of the whole examination. Sometimes, through further testing, we might be able to pick up other health/eye issues that do not affect vision directly/immediately.
A thorough check for spectacle prescriptions that includes Myopia (Short-Sightedness), Hyperopia (Farsightedness), Astigmatism(散光 – Sàn Guāng) and Presbyopia (老花眼 – Lǎo Huā Yǎn). For most single vision lenses, we are able to have it ready in 15-30 minutes after testing.
Tonometry (Air Puff)
A quick check of your eye pressure via air puff method to screen for glaucoma risk.
OCT Scans (Optic Disc/Macula)
A more in depth scan, which shows the cross-section of either the optic nerve or the macula. This is achieved via a non invasive technique which uses light waves.
It is also useful to monitor diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration as it allows us to distinguish between the retinal layers.
A snapshot of your retina to detect/diagnose and monitor the condition of any signs of diseases if any.
Contact Lens Fitting And Aftercare
Contact lens fitting examinations to address concerns and complications. Contact lenses are considered medical optical appliances and it is prudent to check the fitting of the lenses and the health of the eye periodically. We fit spherical, astigmatism and multifocal lenses. Aftercare sessions are also important to ensure your eyes are adjusting well to the lens. The sessions are necessary to ensure the health of the eye.Please, do enquire if you need more information.
Myopia Control Programme
Myopia has always been prevalent in our society especially with the rising use of digital devices. Single vision spectacle lenses only correct the myopia but does not prevent the progression. Myopia, if untreated can lead to retinal diseases in future. Therefore, it is paramount for parents to be aware of the risks and take measures to prevent, control and also treat the condition. We offer myopia control spectacle lenses, contact lenses and overnight lenses also known as orthokeratology lenses to correct and slow down myopia progression.
We are well equipped to serve you better!
Slit Lamp BiomicroscopeThe slit lamp is an instrument consisting of a high-intensity light source that can be focused to shine a thin sheet of light into the eye. It is used in conjunction with a biomicroscope. The lamp facilitates an examination of the anterior segment of the human eye, which includes the eyelid, sclera, conjunctiva, iris, natural crystalline lens, and cornea. The binocular slit-lamp examination provides a stereoscopic magnified view of the eye structures in detail, enabling anatomical diagnoses to be made for a variety of eye conditions. A second, hand-held lens can used to examine the retina. Thus it is a good instrument to check the anterior eye health and assist in Contact Lens Fitting. It also help to monitor the onset of cataracts.
Fundus CameraExamination of the Fundus is an integral part of any medical examination. An abnormal fundus may not only point towards ocular pathology, but also systemic pathology .In fact Fundus photography has gradually become an essential part of eye screening. It is a good screening for Age- related macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic retinopathy, Glaucoma and many other diseases of the eye.
OCT ScannerOptical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing your optometrist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration and, diabetic eye disease, among others. In addition, OCT is often used to evaluate disorders of the optic nerve. The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibers and sends signals from your retina to your brain, where these signals are interpreted as the images you see. The OCT exam is helpful in determining changes to the fibers of the optic nerve, such as those caused by glaucoma.
AutorefractorA computer-controlled machine used during an eye examination to provide an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses. This is achieved by measuring how light is changed as it enters a person’s eye.