Products>> Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are transparent discs of plastic which when accurately
fitted to the eye replace the wearer's need for spectacles. They
have obvious advantages for the millions of people who happily wear
them every day:-
• Improved appearance, with no hiding of your natural features.
Contact lenses allow you complete freedom in the application of
• Better comfort with no heavy spectacles on your nose or
ears. Or problems with your glasses steaming up or getting wet.
• Better vision for some people who have high prescriptions
but all wearers experience an unrestricted field of view.
• New freedom for playing sport and taking part in leisure
The most commonly worn lenses at present are monthly disposable
soft lenses, which can cost as little as £13.00
per month including all solutions using the Focus lens from
Cibavision. Monthly disposable lenses are also available in toric
form (to correct astigmatism) and bifocal form.
Another recent development is the use of daily disposable lenses,
which involve the insertion of a lens to wear which is then thrown
away on removal. This type of lens is ideal for occasional wear
such as playing golf at the weekend, or taking away on holiday.
Some people also wear these lenses every day appreciating the obvious
hygiene benefits of a fresh sterile lens every day.
Patients who require a long distance and near vision correction
have in the past posed some difficulties for the contact lens practitioner
but in recent years there have been several developments in this
area. As well as bifocal lenses made from gas permeable materials
and normal soft lens materials there are now disposable bifocal
lenses available from Cibavision, Johnson & Johnson and Lunelle.
The most exciting innovation in the last year has been the development
of a material blending flourosiloxane and hydrogel to create a lens
with very high oxygen transmissibility. This provides a lens material
that delivers up to 6 times more oxygen to the cornea than ordinary
soft lenses, and has been approved for up to 30 nights extended
When you attend our practice for an initial appointment your optometrist
will assess your visual requirements and advise you accordingly,
answering any of your questions as they arise.