Contact lenses is an area of the optical profession that is constantly developing, and today there are very few limitations on prescriptions and who can/cannot wear them. As a practice, we are here to ensure that you, the patient, have every opportunity to be up to date with this technology as possible.
They are a great solution for sports, like rugby, or in social setting where the freedom of not wearing glasses can be advantageous.
Every patient is individual and the type of contact lenses suitable therefore are different for everybody, so time is taken with a fitting and full instructions and removal appointments to make sure the comfort and long term suitability are at its best.
We currently have optometrists in practice fitting a varied range of lenses for all wearing modalities and patient requirements.
For any inquiries with regarding contact lens fitting, suitability or prices please feel fee to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Lens ‘Wear & Care Information
There are hygiene and health implications with contact lenses so guidelines are to create a safe and comfortable contact lens regime. As a patient there implications will explained and individual wear times and cleaning routines will be given at the fitting appointments, As professionals we are here to ensure your eyes are healthy and not affected by the contact lenses or the way they are used. There is why adherence to there recommendations is vital.
Basics of Contact Lenses – please read careful.
Before insertion/removal/adjustment of contact lenses the hands should be washed with an anti bacterial soap – the risk of infection i higher with contact lenses so this is a must.
Contact lenses should not be slept in unless fitted specifically for this purpose and on a practitioners recommendation.
Swimming/bathing/showering is not advisable whilst wearing contact lenses.
Never share or swap contact lenses with anyone else as there is a very high risk of cross-contamination between individuals.
Avoid flying in contact lenses due to the air conditioning and increased cabin pressure – can decrease wear time and comfort.
Eye drops should not be used in conjunction with contact lenses unless advised to do so by your practitioner or medical professional – some eye drops do have adverse effect on contact lens materials.
Tap water should never be used to clean or sterilise any type of contact lens or case due or case, this is due to the risk of acanthamoeba contamination, always use the solution recommended by your eyecare practitioner.
Do not change or substitute your contact lens cleaning solutions unless advised to do so by your optician. Some cleaning systems are designed for certain contact lens material and changing can cause reduced wearing time, corneal sensitivity and adverse ocular reactions.
Do not over wear your contact lenses. The wearing time will be different for each individual and there are issued to ensure the eye stays healthy and comfortable. Over wearing can create dryness, discomfort and in the long term discontinuation of lens wear.
Damaged or dirty contact and cases are a breeding ground for bacteria ad so should be disposed of, replaced regularly.
LOOK – SEE – FEEL
If the eye looks red or aggravated,
if you are see that your vision is disturbed or different to normal,
if the eye feels painful, uncomfortable or watery,
PLEASE contact the practice for advice on seeking medical attention. For out of hours advice please contact your local hospital eye department or A&E department.
Finally, contact lenses are classified as a form of medical device and therefore come with dispensing and supply regulations. To supply and sell contact lenses, a current contact lens specification and spectacle prescription must be provided. Without these written specifications, we will unable to issue or sell contact lenses.
As a patient who wears contact lenses you will need continuing professional care to ensure the lenses you wear are the most suitable for your everyday needs. It is vital the regular examinations are to be done on all areas of your eyes not just were the contact lenses sit and so both eye sight test and contact lens check up should be carried out.
All examinations will be charged – separately, to any contact lenses purchased. Please be aware of any extra costs for emergency consultations should you have nay problems.
For any enquiries with regards to contact lens sale or supply please contact the practice via email or phone.