Contact Lenses Crossgar & Northern Ireland

McWatters Opticians offer Contact Lenses Crossgar & Northern Ireland wide.

Contact Lenses

Frequently asked questions

Am I suitable for contact lenses?
In almost all cases, yes. The most important question I consider when it comes to contact lenses is not suitability but motivation. Motivated patients become successful contact lens wearers.

Am I too young/old to wear contact lenses?
There is no age limit on contact lenses. We have successfully fitted patients as young as 8 years old and at the other end of the scale, we have plenty of pensioners enjoying the freedom of contact lenses too.

I was told I can’t get contact lenses in my prescription, is that true?
Lenses now come in a wide range of prescriptions, including astigmatism and multifocal and even in transitions. Rarely do we find a prescription that we cannot fit.

Are they not uncomfortable?
They take a little getting used to but the latest silicone hydrogel lenses are the closest to “no lens feeling” I have experienced. Most people tend to opt for the comfort and convenience of daily or monthly soft contact lenses but we also supply gas permeable lenses.

Should we be using disposable lenses when we are trying to save the planet?
The practice is a collection point for the Terracycle Recycling Scheme. Contact lenses and blister packs cannot go in your normal household recycling but we can accept them here so they can all be repurposed.
We offer Contact Lenses Crossgar & Northern Ireland wide.

If you live in Crossgar or surrounding areas and need Contact Lenses, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Who we are…

Rosemary’s journey in optometry began at the age of 14 when she first tried contact lenses. Immediately she became intrigued with the world of vision and that was when she decided she wanted to become an optometrist.

She studied in Cardiff before going on to work in independent practices in Belfast, Ballyclare and London. Having gained all this experience Rosemary then decided she wanted to start her own practice where she could ensure the patients always came first.

“The environment we have created is a balance of professional and friendly. We carry out thorough eye tests with up to date equipment and always have time for a chat too as we enjoy building relationships with our patients.

As an optician I want everyone to value their eye health and look stylish in their glasses.

I love the daily challenges of the job as I do so much more than just test eyes.

Whether it is solving the mystery of the suddenly sore red eye, or teaching all ages, 8 years old and up, to handle contact lenses, or getting the pliers out to repair and adjust squashed spectacles, every day is varied and interesting

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Contact Lenses Crossgar & Northern Ireland