Contact Lenses

If you’ve ever thought about wearing contact lenses, but somehow never got round to it, then why not see us for a no-obligation consultation. You’ll find there’s never been a better time to try contact lenses because the latest designs and materials mean that many more people can now wear them successfully.

Contact lenses give you the freedom to see – and be seen – without spectacles, and many people feel they look more natural wearing them. What’s more, contact lenses offer excellent all round vision and are ideal for those with active lifestyles.

These days there’s no need to be concerned about putting a lens on your eye. Modern contact lenses are soft and supple, making them much more comfortable than before. In fact you’ll soon forget you’re even wearing them.

Disposable lenses have made contact lens wear far more convenient. An increasing number of people who wear spectacles also find daily disposable contact lenses are ideal for sporting or social occasions. You can wear them as little or as often as you like and you don’t even need to worry about cleaning and solutions.

Why not make an appointment for a contact lens assessment. We will check your wearing suitability, explain the different options available and offer you a contact lens service that gives you clear and comfortable vision using the best quality contact lenses available.

Call 01685 388384 now to make an appointment



Aftercare:

Regular contact lens checks are essential to ensure that your eyes remain healthy and that you are always using the most up to date lenses available. This is why we will recommend regular contact lens checks (usually an annual check is recommended but this may vary depending on the type of lens prescribed).

As part of our service if you develop an acute contact lens related problem then you can present at the practice without an appointment and will be seen by one of our fully qualified Optometrists free of charge.


Always:

  • Attend for contact lens check up’s
  • Wash and dry your hands before handling your contact lenses
  • Follow the cleaning schedule as advised by your Optometrist (unless using disposables)
  • Regularly change your contact lens case (unless using disposables)
  • Insert your lenses before applying eye makeup
  • Remove your lenses before removing eye makeup
  • Avoid hairspray as this can coat the lenses
  • Always have spare contact lenses available
  • Always have a pair of up to date spectacles available

Never:

  • Use tap water on your contact lenses
  • Wet your lenses with saliva
  • Re-use solution – always use fresh solution each time lenses are cleaned or stored
  • Sleep in your lenses unless advised by your Optometrist
  • Change from the solution recommended by your Optometrist
  • Use your lenses for swimming or water sports unless using goggles
  • Use your lenses in the shower or Jacuzzi/hot tub/spa bath

Remember:

  • If you have any discomfort with your contact lenses remove your lens – if the discomfort stops then consult your Optometrist or try a new contact lens.
  • If you have any discomfort which remains once you have removed your contact lens seek immediate advice - during normal hours your Optometrist will see you without an appointment and free of charge (as long as your contact lens check ups are up to date); outside normal working hours you should attend your local accident and emergency department.
  • Red eye / discomfort / pain = seek the professional advice of your Optometrist. Don’t ignore or delay these signs!