Wearing contact lenses is now more comfortable and effective than ever before. Many people decide not to use contacts because they think they will be difficult to use or have heard that they might not be eligible.
The truth is that almost everyone can now use contact lenses safely and there are different options available that make it easy to use lenses in a way that suits your lifestyle.
As an independent practice, we are free to stock a wide variety of contact lenses and to help each client in a way that works for them. If you’re interested in contact lenses but aren’t sure if they’ll work for you, get in touch and we can tell you everything you need to know.
CONTACT LENS ASSESSMENTS
To begin your contact lens journey, you’ll need to have an assessment with one of our expert optometrists. They have years of experience with contact lenses and will help you find the option best suited to your needs.
To determine which lenses will suit you best they will need to test your vision, measure your eyes and assess your eye health. They’ll gather this information through a series of tests, while also asking you some questions about your lifestyle and what you want to get out of your contact lenses.
With all this information, they’ll be able to offer you a unique contact lens recommendation.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES
Advances in contact lens technology mean that more people can wear them comfortably and safely. It also means there’s a wider variety of lenses to choose from. The most common type of lenses are soft, with rigid gas permeable lenses taking longer to get used to. There are also different options for people with eye conditions like astigmatism or myopia.
For example, we offer MiSight myopia control contact lenses, which are specially designed to slow down the progression of myopia. Lenses are also available for varifocal vision, disposable and occasional use and dry eye.
In short, whatever your specific requirements we’ll help you find lenses that work for you.
AFTERCARE & ADVICE
An essential part of starting to use contact lenses is coming in for aftercare appointments. In these appointments, your optometrist will be able to see how your lenses are affecting your eyes by checking up on your vision and eye health. They’ll also be able to give you helpful advice about getting used to contact lenses.
To cover your aftercare service we offer a direct debit payment plan to help make your transition to contact lenses as simple as possible.