Contact lenses are a modern day miracle. We have a wealth of experience in the field and can guide you through the variety of contact lenses available to find you the one to suit your needs. We offer contact lenses to all of our patients (unless we find they’re clinically unsuitable) and aim to provide the best quality contact lenses and professional care to maintain and preserve the health of your eyes.
In recent years the technology used to manufacture contact lenses has advanced dramatically, making them incredibly easy to use and comfortable to wear. Some modern day lenses are even designed for overnight wear (sleeping in) making them even more convenient than ever. We can help you find a type of contact lens to suit your individual needs.
Soft contact lenses are made from pliable gel-like materials, which commonly contain between 38% and 75% water, allowing oxygen to pass more freely to the eye. Your tears help maintain the softness and flexibility of the contact lens making them more comfortable to wear and adaptation is much quicker than with RGPs. Since soft contact lenses contain water, they can become contaminated, and therefore it is essential to follow the correct cleaning and disinfecting procedure.
Traditionally, soft lenses have been replaced on an annual basis. Modern consensus is that this is unhealthy and not cost effective. Increasingly sophisticated material technology has led to the development of high quality soft contact lenses designed to be replaced more frequently and that are more and more breathable and comfortable. The combination of regular replacement and high oxygen transmission makes these contact lenses extremely healthy and comfortable to wear.
Disposable contact lenses can be replaced every day, weekly, twice a month or once a month. Currently disposable contact lenses are available for the correction of all common vision correction needs including short sightedness, long sightedness, astigmatism and the need for reading glasses.
The latest advances in contact lens technology have led to the development of new types of disposable soft contact lens that can be worn overnight. These contact lenses are made from SILICONE-HYDROGEL, some can even been worn continuously for up to 30 days.