Contact Lenses

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Contact Lenses

See the difference contact lenses can make to your vision at Vision Care Opticians.

Did you know 78% of people who wear glasses have never tried contact lenses!  Are you one of them?

Why Choose lenses

When Leonardo Da Vinci first sketched an idea for a corrective lens to be worn in the eye, he couldn’t have imagined that 500 years later nearly 80 million people would be wearing contact lenses worldwide.

In the past decade, contact lenses have come on leaps and bounds and today they’re available to treat everything, from short and long sightedness to more complex visual problems, such as astigmatism and presbyopia.

Most people are now able to wear contact lenses instead of glasses, at least some of the time.  This is why there appears to be such a bewildering choice.

At Vision Care, we provide a fully comprehensive contact lens fitting service.  This ensures you receive the most comfortable lenses, providing optimum vision most suited to your lifestyle and requirements.

As Vision Care is an independent opticians, we are not tied to one particular company so we can offer impartial professional advice.

We, at Vision Care ensure that we remain at the forefront of advances in contact lens technology as improved designs and materials are constantly introduced to the existing product ranges.

Advances in technology have allowed manufacturers to tailor contact lenses to suit every lifestyle from disposable lenses for people with hectic schedules, to extended wear lenses designed for anyone who wants 20/20 vision 24/7 without undergoing laser eye surgery.

As well as being much more practical than glasses (if in doubt just ask any sports person who wears them), contact lenses can also provide better results, especially with regard to improved peripheral vision depth perception.

No Risk Trials

At Vision Care we will assess your suitability for lenses at your first appointment and then explain the options open to you, together with the costs involved.  If there is a problem this will be discussed in full and your options explained.  It may mean you need a more specialised lens.

Your first experience of contact lens wear will demonstrate how comfortable they can be.  Before committing yourself to going ahead, we will, where possible, allow you to take some lenses home to try.

 

 

Making the right decision

We will advise you on the best lens option to meet your needs and explain these  thoroughly .  These options include:

- Daily Disposable lenses
- Soft Lenses
- Gas Permeable lenses
- UV filter lenses
- Tinted lenses to change your appearance
- Bifocal and progressive lenses

Many lens options are available on a frequent replacement scheme.

Soft Lenses

These are generally the most popular lens option as they are so comfortable to wear and easy to adapt to.  Modern lenses are available for people with astigmatism (an irregular shaped eye ball) and also bifocal/varifocal wearers.  These are available in the form of daily disposable lenses or on monthly replacement schemes.

Silicone Hydrogel Lenses

One of the newest and possibly most advanced lenses available, these lenses feel and behave like a soft lens, but have the added advantage of allowing as much oxygen to the eye as the best rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses.  As well as being used for people who have had problems or dry eye symptoms, they are suitable for extended wear of up to one month.  These are replaced on a daily, fortnightly or monthly basis.

Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses (RGP)

These lenses are recommended for eyes which need extra oxygen, or if you have a lot of astigmatism.  They do take a little longer to adapt to, but they last longer than soft lenses and are generally replaced on an annual basis.  Bifocal and multi-focal lenses are also available.

Hybrid Lenses

This relatively new concept in contact lenses offer  the advantage of both a gas permeable and soft lens.  These lenses have a rigid gas permeable centre, offering excellent vision, even for patients with significant degrees of astigmatism.  The soft skirt of the lens gives, simultaneously, outstanding comfort to match even daily soft lenses.

Caring for your lenses

To ensure both your lenses and your eyes stay in good condition you will need to clean and disinfect your contact lenses.  The type of lens you have and how you wear them dictates the type of care system you use.  We will ensure you understand what to do before you take the lenses home.

Lens handling

Worried about getting lenses in and out of your eyes?  Don’t’ be.  Our experienced staff will spend as much time as you need to ensure you are competent and safe in handling your lenses.