We offer contact lenses from the leading brands and our team will help you find the perfect fit for you. If you are new to contact lenses we offer a step by step appointment with a contact lens specialist who will teach you how to confidently insert and remove your lenses and how care for them and your eyes.
Modern contact lenses are very versatile and the different designs that are available mean they are suitable for a large proportion of spectacle wearers and for a variety of uses. To ensure you choose the right contact lenses you will need to visit us to have an eye examination and consultation first.
We offer pay monthly direct debit schemes to help spread the cost of your lenses. Speak to a member of the team for more details.
There are many different types of contact lenses available depending on you and what you would like to use them for. You can get monthly, fortnightly, or daily disposable lenses and all have their own pros and cons. Speak to an optical advisor who can give you more information.
SOFT CONTACT LENSES
HARD CONTACT LENSES
CONTACT LENS TRIAL
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are made of a sponge-like material. They absorb water and most soft lenses have a water content of over 50%. This is not pure water, but must match the salt concentration of your tears. Sponges are excellent for growing bacteria, which can cause infection, so it is vital that you clean the lenses carefully and disinfect them to reduce the risk of harming your eyes. If you wear daily disposable contact lenses you should never reuse them.
Hard Contact Lenses
Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses are made of a material that allows oxygen to pass through and reach the surface of your eye. They provide good vision correction and often work well with astigmatism and other irregular shaped eyes. They are easy to handle and care for and they last longer than soft contact lenses.
Contact Lens Trial
New to contact lenses? No problem just book in with us for a contact lens trial. The optometrist will initially see you for a tolerance test where they will put in the contact lenses for you and then ask you to wear them for a few hours to make sure you are a suitable contact lens patient. You will come back to the practice for the optometrist to remove them. Your next appointment will be with our contact lens tutor where you will learn how to confidently insert, remove and care for your lenses. If successful you will leave this appointment with a trial of your lenses to use yourself at home.
How to apply and remove contact lenses
This is a brief video from Johnson & Johnson vision on how to put contact lenses in and remove them safely.
Good lens wear and care is essential to prevent avoidable eye problems. Wash your hands and dry them thoroughly before using any type of contact lens and follow all the recommended procedures
Never use tap water to clean lenses - this could lead to serious problems, including corneal ulcers and eye infections. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for cleaning, disinfecting and wearing the lenses
Don’t change how you clean your contact lenses without asking your optometrist or optician ﬁrst
Replace your contact lens case regularly to reduce the risk of infection and always use fresh solution to store your lenses
You shouldn’t wear your lenses for longer than you have been told by your optometrist, and certainly not for more than 16 hours in a day. You should never sleep in them unless they are speciﬁcally designed for overnight wear
Don’t bathe or go swimming in your contact lenses unless advised you can by your eye care practitioner
Never share or swap contact lenses with anyone else
If you wear eye make-up, always apply it after putting your contact lenses in
Go to regular after-care appointments with your optometrist - at least once a year or more often if your optometrist recommends it, or if you have problems
If in doubt, take them out. If you experience any signs of redness, pain or loss of vision - consult your optometrist immediately for advice
We stock contact lenses from Johnson & Johnson, Coopervision, Ciba Vision and Bausch and Lomb.