Types of contact lenses
|Daily Disposable:||A new pair every day – prices start from £16* per month for 30 pairs.|
|Monthly Disposable:||Available as 2 weekly and monthly disposable lenses. To be worn during the day and removed overnight –prices from £ 12* per month including all solutions and check-ups.|
|Gas Permeable:||Very durable lenses and a healthy replacement to the original ‘hard’ design.|
|Toric Lenses:||To correct astigmatic errors, now available in 1 day, 2 weekly and Monthly forms, as well as Gas Permeable.|
|Multifocal Lenses:||For those who need different distance and near vision corrections.|
*Prices for patients on contact lens scheme.
Soft contact lenses are made from gel-like plastics, allowing oxygen to pass through to the front surface of the eye. Tear fluid maintains the softness and flexibility of the lens making them more comfortable to wear. Since soft lenses contain water, they can become contaminated, and therefore it is essential to follow the correct cleaning procedures and to replace them routinely.
The latest advances in technology have led to developing new types of soft contact lenses made from Silicone Hydrogel; this material transmits several times more oxygen than standard soft lenses and resists dehydration. The lenses can be worn for longer periods whilst maintaining healthy eyes coupled with exceptional comfort.
Disposable lenses can be replaced every day, every 2 weeks, or every month. Regular replacement of soft lenses is known to increase the safety and comfort of wearing contact lenses. Currently disposable lenses are available for the correction of all common optical disorders including bifocal, varifocal and astigmatic prescriptions. Daily disposable lenses are the pinnacle of contact lens wear in terms of health and convenience but until very recently have only been available standard soft lens materials. We are therefore extremely pleased that a silicone hydrogel daily disposable has been introduced to give you the healthiest, most comfortable and convenient lens every to be produced.
These lenses are made from semi-rigid plastic materials, which allow oxygen to pass through to the surface of the eye, making them a healthy option for many wearers.These lenses float on your tears and there is some movement whilst blinking, it therefore takes slightly longer to get used them. However once settled these lenses prove to be very comfortable. RGP lenses are suitable for most prescriptions, but more so for patients, who have astigmatism, RGP lenses are easy to handle, clean and very durable.
Following a full eye examination we offer a FREE contact lens assessment and trial.
A Contact lens assessment and trial involves:
- An appointment in which a trial pair of lenses will be inserted to establish an accurate fit and to check your vision.
- Teaching you carefully how to insert, remove and look after your contact lenses and to maintain healthy eyes.
- Taking them home and trialing the contact lenses for a week.
- Having a 1 week follow up appointment to assess the success of the contact lenses. There is no charge if you do not go ahead!
If the contact lenses have been a success you can then decide either to:
- Make a one-off purchase
- Join our monthly contact lens scheme and you will receive a FREE pair of single vision spectacles from our Eyestyle collection!
*fitting fees may apply but the fitting fee is halved when you join the monthly payment scheme
With either option you collect your lenses and attend a further 1 month follow up appointment (lenses cost less when you join our contact lens scheme).