Contact lenses are now available to suit nearly all prescriptions and lifestyles. During your assessment appointment, we will discuss all the options available to you and offer the best choice to suit your individual requirement. And don’t worry if you are nervous about putting them in yourself…our expert advice and tutoring will ensure you are confident before you take them home.
Contact lenses don’t have to be worn full time and are a great alternative to glasses for sports, social occasions and holidays.
With technology changing rapidly within the industry, it’s now possible to fit more people than ever with lenses, even those who have previously been unsuccessful.
Great for both occasional and full time wearers, daily disposables are quickly becoming the best modality in contact lens wear! By using a brand new lens every day, your eye is much less likely to develop microbial infections (compared with traditional re-usable lenses) and whereas original daily disposables may have been dry or unsuitable for long days, modern materials enable comfortable & healthy lens wear all day, every day.
2 weekly – monthly
Great for full time wearers, reusable contact lenses have been around for many years and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. These rely on greater care, as a single lens lasts up to one month, and requires thorough cleaning in between uses, but can be more cost effective when worn full time. The wide range of reusable lenses means that they can cover even the highest of prescriptions, and may be more suitable to those who have a high amount of astigmatism. Modern reusable lenses tend to be made of Silicon Hydrogel materials, which enable more oxygen to the front of your eye, allowing a longer day’s wear and comfort throughout the month.
Toric (for Astigmatism)
Whilst the more common short & long sighted prescriptions can be corrected with standard spherical contact lenses, astigmatic prescriptions require a toric lens. These more specialised lenses allow better accuracy at correcting the distortion that’s seen at all distances with an astigmatic or ‘rugby-ball’ shaped eye. Toric lenses are now available in monthly, daily and even multifocal lenses.
Varifocal (for Presbyopia)
As our eyes age, the crystalline lens inside becomes harder and can no longer change shape to vary its focus. This means that after the age of 45-50, we all find that we need extra help adjusting our focus from distance to near. These Varifocal contact lens options provide a stronger prescription for near, allowing you to read more comfortably without glasses, whilst maintaining great distance vision at the same time. These are also available as monthly or daily disposable lenses.