And there is no age bar, young and old can all wear contact lenses. In fact studies have shown that children suffer fewer complications than adults, looking after their lenses better and benefit from a greater self-esteem, with improvements in quality of life and sense of their physical appearance. Wearing contact lenses has also been shown to reduce the rate of myopic (short sighted) progression, so often the younger the better!
Modern lenses are more comfortable, healthier for your eyes and more affordable than ever before.
Types Of Contact Lenses
Our direct debit scheme spreads the annual cost and combined with our home delivery option, nothing could be easier. Contact us for a free trial on 01604 765 855 or via email with your details for an appointment.
FAQs for Contact Lenses
Most contact lens problems can be solved by taking your lens out, checking for damage, giving it a clean and trying again. In fact a good maxim for all lens problems is If in doubt, take it out and if the problem persists, seek advice.
Red eye when wearing lenses can mean a number of things:
- Irritation from a damaged or dirty lens
- A reaction to the cleaning solution
- A lack of oxygen reaching the eye due to the contact lens material
- A build up of toxins due to the lens not moving on your eye
- An infection or allergy
- Poorly fitting lenses
These problems need addressing and are often easily resolved, however they do need resolving as if left to fester they can have some severe long term implications.
If the red eye is associated with pain rather than irritation then you must contact us straight away!
Dry eyes when wearing lenses can be due to insufficient blinking or problems with the lens material. Many lenses now have added moisture agents to overcome these issues. You may also want to consider our Eyedream lens where the lens is worn at night to correct the vision meaning no lenses to dry out during the day!
Intermittent blurring or smeary vision can be a sign of:
- A dirty lens; better cleaning of more frequent replacement may be needed.
- A poor tear film and the lens is drying between blinks. Help with improving your quality of tears or extra wetting agents may be required.
- A poorly fitting lens where the lens moves out of position and a more bespoke fitting lens will help
This may be due to:
- The lens material is not letting enough oxygen through to the cornea and needs changing.
- The lens is dirty.
- The lens doesnt fit correctly.
If the lens is soft, then this can be uncomfortable but is not serious, often the pieces work themselves out, but they may need finding and removing by us.
And please contact us if you have any other questions.