Like glasses, it takes a little bit of time to find just the right contact lenses. But it’s worth it. With the right prescription and the most comfortable lenses, you may never feel like wearing glasses again.
Your eye examination is the first step. We take a bit longer with ours. Not just to make sure you get the perfect prescription, but to ensure that the overall health of your eyes is good. That’s really important if you’re going to be wearing contact lenses.
Contact lenses have improved so much over the last few years. And the biggest benefit of all the improvements to the design and manufacture of contact lenses is comfort. Today’s contact lenses are easier to put in and easier to wear for longer periods.
You may have seen them on TV, or read about them in the papers… They’re called ortho-keratology (or Ortho-K) lenses – and they’re an exciting new way of correcting short-sightedness and some cases of low degree astigmatism.
You go to bed with short-sighted eyes and wake up with twenty-twenty vision!
Instead of using contact lenses or spectacles during the day, you put contact lenses in at night. These specially designed rigid, gas-permeable lenses gently re-shape the corneas while you sleep. When you get up, you remove the contact lenses and go about your daily business. No glasses required. No contact lenses either.
Rigid contact lenses have always re-shaped the eyes during use. But it’s only now that the technology is available to scan the cornea accurately, and lathe the contact lenses with real precision that we can transform the way people see.
The cornea does always revert to its original shape, but regular wearing of ‘retainer lenses’ help maintain the effects.
You won’t be able to get this service at all optometrists, but we are now offering Ortho-K treatments at our practice.
Suppose you have specialist requirements, like varifocal lenses?
We can cater for all prescription types for contact lenses, from the very simple to the complex. That includes specialist lenses including:
Here’s a quick guide to the process of fitting contact lenses.
If you’d like to talk to us about wearing contact lenses for the first time, or you’d like to arrange an eye test, give us a call on 01636 812620.