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.