Whether you are a seasoned contact lenses wearer, or curious to try them for the first time, our Optometrists can recommend the right lenses for you. We supply lenses from many of the leading manufacturers, including specialists, providing a contact lens option for almost every patient.
There are many reasons why people choose to wear contact lenses, from medical reasons to convenience when playing sports or socialising, or simply preferring to be spectacles-free most of the time. With our help you can find the lenses you need to enjoy excellent vision during every activity.
Experienced contact lens optometrists with expertise in fitting conventional and specialist contact lenses.
Which Contact Lenses Do I Need?
Following our advanced eye examination, we will carry out a few additional checks to determine which contact lenses are most suitable for you. Contact lenses are generally described as either “Soft” or “Hard” although, with modern materials “Hard” lenses are better described as “Rigid Gas Permeables”. All lenses need to be replaced regularly, and the usual schedules for soft lenses are:
Daily disposables. A fresh, new pair of contact lenses in your eyes each time you wear them. Generally this is the most hygienic and convenient way to wear lenses.
Monthly disposables. Each pair of contact lenses lasts one month. They do need to be removed before going to sleep and need to be cleaned and stored with special contact lens cleaning solutions.
Rigid Gas Permeable lenses. They can last up to 1 year and, like soft monthly lenses, need to be cleaned and stored in lens solutions while sleeping.
For patients who have suffered damage or disease to their eyes, or for those with complicated prescriptions, the right contact lenses can make a big difference to vision, comfort, and cosmetic appearance. We can fit mini scleral lenses, hybrids, bandage contact lenses and prosthetic lenses to cover a wide range of conditions including keratoconus, post-surgical corneal grafts and dry eye.
Orthokeratology / Myopia Control
Orthokeratology is the practice of wearing special overnight contact lenses that temporarily reshape the cornea. This reshaping corrects short-sightedness (myopia) so that when the lenses are removed the following morning, the eyes achieve excellent vision throughout the day without the need for any further correction. In children, orthokeratology has been found to reduce, and in some cases stop, short sightedness from getting worse. This can not only potentially reduce a child’s level of short-sightedness in adulthood but also reduce their risk of many eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and retinal detachment.
With modern contact lens designs and materials, there are very few eyes that cannot be fitted with contact lenses and they often provide the best solution for optimising vision. Even if you have been previously told that your eyes are not suitable for contact lenses, talk to us about the specialist options that we provide.