Contact Lenses

There are hundreds of contact lenses on the market and the choice of which to go for can seem daunting but we will carry out a full assessment and consultation with you as our patient. We will also discuss all the different types and establish what is the best option for your individual lifestyle and needs.

Contact lenses don’t have to be worn full time and are a great alternative to glasses for sports, social occasions and holidays.

We have a great track record in fitting previously unsuccessful wearers of contact lenses and will devote much time and attention to ensuring best possible fit and visual outcome for you. Our staff are very patient in teaching optimal handling and care of contact lenses and you will be given as much support as you need to become a confident and able contact lens wearer.

As an independent practice, we are not limited to a specific range of contact lens suppliers but will offer a range of brands and types of contact lenses to suit your needs. We have access to a huge variety of contact lens brands and can usually find a lens for everyone, even when faced with unusual or high prescriptions.

Daily Disposable

Great for both occasional and full time wearers, Daily Disposables are quickly becoming the best modality in contact lens wear! By using a brand new lens every day, your eye is much less likely to develop microbial infections (compared with traditional re-usable lenses) and whereas original Daily Disposables may have been dry or unsuitable for long days, modern materials enable comfortable & healthy lens wear all day every day.
Available for:

Short Sight, Far Sight, Astigmatism, Presbyopia (Varifocal).

2 Weekly – Monthly – 3 Monthly

Great for full time wearers, reusable contact lenses have been around for many years and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. These rely on greater care, as a single lens sometimes has to last up to 3 months, but can be more cost effective when worn full time. The wide range of reusable lenses means that they can be better for people with stronger prescriptions (which may not be available in a daily disposable). Modern reusable lenses tend to be made of Silicon Hydrogel materials, which enable more oxygen to the front of your eye, thereby allowing a longer wear time and even overnight wear if designed for that purpose and advised by your Optometrist – imagine waking up with clear vision!
Available for:

Short Sight, Far Sight, Astigmatism, Presbyopia (Varifocal).

Toric (for Astigmatism)

Whilst the more common short & long sighted prescriptions can be corrected with standard “spherical” contact lenses, Astigmatic Prescriptions require a “toric” lens. These more specialised lenses allow better accuracy at correcting the distortion that’s seen at all distances with an astigmatic or “rugby-ball shaped” eye. Toric lenses are now available in more and more varieties, including Daily Disposable, Monthly Reusable, Traditional Hydrogel, or breathable Silicon Hydrogel materials.
Available for:

Short Sight, Far Sight, Astigmatism, Presbyopia (Varifocal).

Varifocal (for Presbyopia)

As our eyes age, the crystalline lens inside becomes harder and can no longer change shape to vary its focus. This means that after the age of 45-50, we all find that we need extra help adjusting our focus from distance to near. These Varifocal contact lens options provide a stronger prescription for near, allowing you to read more comfortably without glasses, whilst maintaining great distance vision at the same time!

Did you know?

We can fit all makes and types of lenses including:

  • Daily Disposable lenses
  • Two weekly and monthly lenses
  • Toric lenses for astigmatism
  • Varifocal lenses
  • Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses
  • Coloured Contact Lenses


Acuvue Oasys Daily


Coopervision My Day


Disposable Contact Lenses


Air Optix Night & Day


Oasys 2 Weekly Toric


Clariti Toric