Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses are increasingly becoming more and more popular with the estimated 75% of people who need some form of visual correction.

Their increased popularity may be due to the improvements in lens design technology over the years.  Contact Lenses are now safer, more comfortable, and more convenient than ever before.  With improved water content, lenses can be worn for longer without making the eyes feel dry or uncomfortable.

It is now possible to correct astigmatism (where eyes are more rugby-ball shaped), and presbyopia (where distance- and near-vision requires different correction) with Contact Lenses, meaning that they are available to more and more people every day.

What are the Contact Lens options?

There are many different Contact Lenses available, and our Optometrists have the equipment and the experience to find the lens that works best for you.

Daily Disposable

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 such as Alcon’s Water Gradient Technology in ‘Dailies Total 1’ enable comfortable & health lens wear all day every day.

Available for:

Short Sight, Far Sight, Astigmatism, Presbyopia (Varifocal).

Bi-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 sometimes has to last up to 3 months, but can be more cost effective when worn full time. The wide range of reusable lenses means that they can be better for people with stronger prescriptions (which may not be available in a daily disposable). Modern reusable lenses tend to be made of Silicon Hydrogel materials, which enable more oxygen to the front of your eye, thereby allowing a longer wear time and even overnight wear – imagine waking up with clear vision!

Available for:

Short Sight, Far Sight, Astigmatism, Presbyopia (Varifocal).

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 more and more varieties, including Daily Disposable, Monthly Reusable, Traditional Hydrogel, or breathable Silicon Hydrogel materials.

Available for:

Short Sight, Far Sight, Astigmatism, Presbyopia (Varifocal).

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!

Contact Lens Schemes

We offer monthly payment schemes starting from £10 per month (10 pairs of daily lenses per month). Our schemes are designed to work around your lens usage requirements, and are competitively priced.

There are a number of benefits to our contact lens schemes, including:

  • Unlimited appointments free of charge, including your contact lens after care and eye examinations
  • Free replacements of lost or damaged lenses
  • Free contact lens solutions and saline
  • Optional free home delivery
  • 15% discount on prescription glasses and sunglasses

Although our monthly payment scheme is preferred by many of our patients, should you wish to pay for your lenses as and when you need simply talk to one of our staff who can discuss your options with you.

Did you know?

We can fit all makes and types of lenses including:

  • Daily Disposable lenses
  • Two weekly and monthly lenses
  • Toric lenses for astigmatism
  • Varifocal lenses
  • Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses
  • Coloured Contact Lenses
dailies

Aqua Comfort Plus

binocular

Bioclear 1 Day

reusable

airoptix

Air Optix Night & Day

toric1

Bioclear Topic

toric2

Clariti Toric

varifocal1

Clariti Multifocal

varifocal2

Air Optix