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Contact Lens Info

More and more people are opting to make contact lenses part of the solution for their vision. We can help you navigate through the hundreds of choices and fit you with the prescription and type of lenses that suit your eyes best.

Contact lenses can be a great choice for sport, social occasions or holidays, you can wear them all the time or occasionally depending on what suits you and your lifestyle.

We’ve had lots of success fitting patients who have struggled to use contact lenses previously, so please don’t worry, that having tried before they’re not suitable for you.

Daily Disposable

These are a great and convenient choice for both occasional and full time wearers and are one of the most popular types of lenses we dispense. Modern materials have improved the dryness which in the past was sometimes an issue for wearers after a long day and using a brand new lens every single day can mean that your eye is less likely to develop microbial infections (compared to traditional reusable lenses).

Available for:

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

2 Weekly – Monthly

This is a great option if you wear contact lenses full time – this is the most established contact lenses type and has been around for years. You do need to take care of them carefully, as a single lens can be worn for up to three months, but if you’re wearing them full time, they can be a more cost effective solution that disposable lenses.

The range of materials means that they are often more suitable for stronger prescriptions – which may not be available to you in a daily disposable.  Modern reusable lenses are often made of Silicon Hydrogel materials which enable more oxygen to the front of your eye, meaning they can be worn for longer periods and even overnight.and come in different shapes, sizes and materials.

Available for:

Short sight, Far sight, Astigmatism, Presbyopia (Varifocal)

Toric (for Astigmatism)

Most contact lenses are a standard spherical shape, however an Astigmatism requires a Toric lens – this is a specialised lens which works with an astigmatic or rugby ball shaped eye. An astigmatism causes distortion to the vision over the full range of fistance (rathe rthan more standard long and short sightedness) and this lens is designed to work with your eye to correct that.

As they become more established, 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 we get older, changes in our eyes means the crystalline lens inside becomes rigid and is not longer to change shape to vary it’s focus.  This often means that around the age of 45-50, we begin to find the we need extra help to adjust our focus from distance to near sight.

In the past glasses were the only option, but now there are contact lenses designed specifically for this problem. You’ll be able to read comfortably whilst still maintaining your distance vision – so no more shuffling between pairs of glasses!

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

Acuvue Oasys Daily

binocular

Coopervision My Day

 reusable

Reusable Contact Lenses

airoptix

Air Optix Night & Day

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Oasys 2 Weekly Toric

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Clariti Toric

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Moist Multifocal

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Air Optix Multifocal