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Contact Lenses


All makes and types of contact lenses.

There are hundreds of contact lenses on the market and the choice of what to go for can seem daunting but we will carry out a full assessment and consultation with the patient. We will discuss the various types and establish what the best option is for the individual’s lifestyle requirements.

Contact lenses don’t have to be worn full time and are a great alternative to glasses for sports, social occasions and holidays. We have a great track record in fitting previously unsuccessful wearers of contact lenses.


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).

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 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!


For your children.

More than 3.7m people in the UK enjoy the many benefits of contact lenses but only a very small proportion of them are children.

Nearly one in five children aged five to 15 years, rising to almost one in three 16-19 year olds need vision correction yet only about one in 12 of those who could wear contact lenses currently do so. Many more children and teens would potentially benefit from contact lenses.

Interest in contact lenses starts at an early age and their use is widely suited to all age groups. The average age at which children are first fitted with contact lenses is currently 13 years although studies have shown that even young children can be very successful in wearing, handling and looking after contact lenses.

Contact lenses also have a very high satisfaction rate among young wearers, rated as high as 97 per cent among eight to 12-year-olds and 99 per cent among 13 to 17 year olds. Both groups benefit from significant improvements in their quality of life.

The advantages of contact lenses over glasses are well recognised but among the additional advantages for teens and children are:

Better vision for sports and leisure activities where children often remove their glasses for fear of breaking them
Improved appearance and social acceptance, especially with high levels of short sight (myopia) or long sight (hyperopia)
Greater self-confidence, self-esteem and satisfaction
Avoid frequent breakages of glasses
Full time vision correction – particularly important in children with squint, astigmatism and poor vision in one eye to ensure the eyes work properly together and to avoid a 'lazy eye'
Easily updated when eyesight is changing frequently
Some medical uses such as albinism (lack of pigment) and aniridia (absence of iris)

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