Contact Lens Options
Our highly-trained staff will use your prescription and individual requirements to find the contact lens that suits you best. Options include:
These soft lenses are exactly as the name suggests – you wear them once and throw them away. For that reason, they’re best suited to people that only want to wear lenses for specific reasons such as sport or social occasions (or for people who don’t want the hassle of cleaning lenses). They are available in different colours.
Frequent replacement disposables
If you’re going to be wearing your lenses everyday these may be the most suitable. Some last a month; some two weeks and all require a regular but simple cleaning process that we can show you how to perform. They are available in different colours.
Annual replacement soft lenses
Annual replacement lenses can be tailor made to correct your prescription accurately and normally last for one year. The cleaning process and wearing schedule for these soft lenses is similar to the frequent replacement disposable lenses.
The contact lens equivalent of varifocal glasses, these lenses provide clear vision at near and far distances. They are available as daily, frequent replacement or annual replacement lenses.
Toric lenses are specifically for people with astigmatism. They are available as daily, monthly or annual replacement lenses.
Gas permeable lenses
Gas permeable lenses are made from special plastics that allow air to pass through microscopic spaces. Tougher and slightly smaller than soft lenses, they can be worn for longer hours and are designed for frequent daily use. They are available as six monthly or annual replacements.
These are lenses that you can wear continuously for 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They are made from a special lens material which allows up to five times as much oxygen to your eyes compared to conventional lenses. This means you can sleep in them. It is important though that you see one of our Opticians for a detailed consultation before you wear these lenses.
To make an appointment with our contact lens department or find out more contact your friendly local opticians today.