Why Contact Lenses?
- Freedom from glasses
- Sports - they can be a more practical solution to improve sight and allow quicker reactions while playing.
- Cosmetic appearance - allows you to have the comfort of clearer vision without the feeling of something directly on your skin.
- Unrestricted vision – they provide all-round vision without the restriction of a pair of glasses.
- Convenience – Life can be made simpler without the need to look for the correct glasses.
- Alternative to glasses – they offer a part-time alternative to wearing glasses for a change.
Our free contact lens trial:
Most people find contact lenses very comfortable. During our free trial we teach you how to handle lenses (and clean them unless they’re daily disposable). By putting a lens in your eyes, you have the opportunity of judging both the vision and the comfort. We then give you free lenses and solutions to use away from the practice. We usually recommend another aftercare a week after to help you achieve optimum comfort and vision. Following that we tailor the visits over however much time you need to decide whether or not you like them. Further lens types/ powers can also be given to you over this time. There is no obligation to purchase any lenses while you’re on trial and these return trial aftercare visits cost just £5.
Full support comes as standard:
For as long as you’re a patient of ours, you have access to our full support. This service includes being able to speak to one of our opticians outside normal working hours (24hrs) to get help and advice if you ever need it.
Types of Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses can be subdivided by replacement/ disposability or by prescription.
Daily Disposable contact lenses are the type of lenses that you wear just once and then throw away. Benefits of this kind of contact lens is that they are convenient, hygienic and are suitable for full or part-time wear.
Monthly Disposable contact lenses are very cost effective. These lenses are convenient and are equally popular. We offer monthly disposable lenses in the widest range of prescriptions and they are also available as 24 hour/ continuous wear lenses.
Each type are available in astigmatic and multifocal prescriptions.
These are the most common lenses which have a single power and are suitable for spectacle prescriptions with astigmatism of up to 0.75 dioptres.
These give better vision for people who have astigmatism of 0.75 dioptres or more as they also correct the shape of the eye.
These are lenses designed specifically for people who require different powers for distance and near vision, i.e. most people over 45. Despite what you may think, you can choose to wear lenses like this even if you don’t need distance glasses or already wear glasses full-time. This then gives you the freedom of never having to put the glasses on so the vision is always clear whenever you need it to be.
Contact Lens Aftercare
Aftercares are usually recommended every 6 months by us or can be done annually if you prefer. This is the best way of checking the health of your eyes as sometimes changes can happen without you realising.
We ask you to arrive wearing the lenses, ideally 1 to 2 hours beforehand. The optometrist will be interested to learn how comfortable you’re finding the lenses, how long you wear them for and how the vision with them compares to when you wear your glasses. You should always bring your glasses to this appointment as well as when you take your contacts out you can’t re-insert them for an hour after the tests.
Your vision wearing the lenses will be assessed and any additional prescription that may improve the vision is measured. The fit of the lenses will be assessed and then the health of the eyes checked. We will then advise you on how best to tailor your wear to give you optimum comfort and vision in the future.
Professional Care Prices and Schemes
You can either pay for Eye Exams (currently £25) or Contact Lens Aftercares (currently £30) as you attend or join one of our monthly direct debit schemes to spread the cost and allow you as many appointments as you need (with no NHS restrictions or additional fees).
Eye Exams are available whenever needed, whether recommended by your Optometrist or even if you just have concerns or questions. You may also choose to have another test just before ordering some new glasses.
Do you wear glasses?
What about a LOYALTY discount for each and every pair you buy – not just when there’s a sale on, or from a restricted range or old stock, or on just one pair a year!
You can also choose to include a 25% discount off as many pairs of glasses as you'd like to purchase (providing they're made to your prescription); this included prescription sunglasses, second pairs and sports glasses.
Contact Lens Aftercare:
This covers all the ongoing appointments you need to assess the fit and condition of your contact lenses, the implications of contact lens wear on the health of your eye, and your contact lens prescription. If you ever need an alternative type of lens, your trials would be covered.
Total Eyecare all the time:
Let us look after your eyes, glasses and contact lenses with our schemes, covering all your Eye Examinations, contact lens aftercares, as well as giving you a discount on the purchase of any prescription glasses, at any time. We can tailor any scheme to meet your needs, whether you just want Eye Examinations, or you need it all!
All prices payable by monthly direct debit
Prices for Contact Lenses
Being an Independent Opticians we are not limited as to where we can source contact lenses from. We aim to sell our contact lenses at "cost price" meaning as cheaply as we can and this usually makes these prices very competitive. Below are a small sample of the more popular lenses we supply but many other contact lenses are available, if yours are not listed or you would like a current quote please contact us.
Please note that prices are subject to change (up or down) after publication (November 2016).
* Acuvue lenses are two weekly lenses