Contact lenses

We offer a comprehensive contact lens fitting, advisory and aftercare service. Before we fit you with lenses we will discuss your personal requirements so that we can find the most suitable lens type for you, You will need an up to date eye examination before we can fit you with contact lenses.

Contact lens aftercare appointments are different to a normal eye examination. If you wear contact lenses you should always:

  • Tell the receptionist that you wear contact lenses so that you are offered an appropriate appointment
  • Wear your contact lenses to every appointment
  • Have your lenses in for at least 4 hours before your appointment, preferably longer.
  • Bring your contact lens case & solution (where appropriate) and your glasses with you as you will be asked to remove your lenses.

As well as standard distance vision Daily Disposable and Monthly Disposable contact lenses we also offer a range of more complex contact lenses

  • Multifocal Lenses – lenses designed for the over 40s to correct both long distance and near vision – eliminating the need for reading glasses over your standard contact lenses
  • Large diameter Corneo-scleral lenses – designed for more complex prescriptions where standard lenses just don’t do the job
  • Myopia Control lenses
    • OrthoK  – lenses worn over night to correct myopia (short sightedness) whilst you sleep – meaning no lens wear during the day
    • MiSight  – soft lenses designed to reduce the progression of myopia in children

For more information on contact lenses, or to book an appointment, please contact the practice on 01963 34333 or

All our Contact lenses are available at discounted rates to patients registered on our Eyeplan Scheme

Contact Lens Do’s and Don’ts

As a contact lens wearer you should follow a few simple rules. These rules are intended to help you get the best out of your contact lenses and ensure that your eyes stay healthy.

Remember the golden rule; if in doubt, take them out!

Wash your hands before handling your lenses. Poor hygiene is the biggest cause o contact lens related infection. Wear daily Disposable lenses more than once.
Use the appropriate cleaning solution & regime for your lenses as prescribed by your eye-care practitioner. Not all solutions are suitable for all lenses.Sleep in your lenses unless you have been told that it is safe to do so by your eye-care practitioner. Not all lenses are safe to sleep in.
Follow the instructions about when and for how long you can wear your lenses. Over wearing lenses can lead to damage to the eyes.Share Lenses with other people. Contact lenses are a medical device and are prescribed for your needs. They can also transmit infection.
Check your lenses for damage or contamination before you put them in. A damaged lens will be uncomfortable and may harm the eye.Put a lens into a red or sore eye. These are signs of a problem which could be aggravated by lens wear.
Attend for regular aftercare visits with your eye-care practitioner. Not all problems cause immediate discomfort or vision problems.Use tap water, saliva or used solution on your lenses. These liquids are not sterile and harbour organisms that can cause serious infection.
Clean your lens case with lens solution and replace it regularly. A dirty case is another potential source of infections.Wear lenses in a very dusty or smoky environment, or where there may be chemical fumes. These can be absorbed into the lens and cause discomfort and irritation.
Take your lenses out if they become uncomfortable, you develop a red eye, or your vision changes. These may be signs of a problem which should not be ignored.Use a lens if the packaging is damaged or if the lens is dirty or damaged. You risk infection or damage to the eye.
Contact your eye-care practitioner if you experience any unusual symptoms. We are here to help!Change your lens care solution without consulting your eye-care practitioner. Different solution may not be suitable for your lenses.
Swim in your lenses unless watertight goggles are worn or you dispose of your lenses immediately afterwards. Lenses will absorb water which can harbour organisms harmful to the eye.