Contact Lens Fitting and Aftercare
Your eye health in focus.
Our Optometrists have a wide range of experience in fitting hard, soft and scleral contact lens designs. Whatever your visual requirements, we have a range of products suitable for the following. An initial consultation will allow us to prescribe the most suitable lens options for you.
Short Sightedness (Myopia) and Long Sightedness (Hyperopia)
Is a contact lens fitting necessary?
Contact lenses come in a variety of sizes and curvatures. We need to ensure that the contact lenses you wear are not too tight or loose fitting on your Cornea. This can create problems further down the line in contact lens use. A contact lens fitting is necessary to find the most suitable contact lens for your prescription and also the shape of your eyes.
Can I buy off the shelf coloured contact lenses?
We cannot supply and contact lenses even if they have no prescription without a contact lens fitting. This is our duty of care to you as our patient to ensure anything you use on one of the most sensitive parts of your body; your eyes are safe and will not cause you any long or short term damage.
What happens when during a contact lens fitting appointment?
A contact lens fitting appointment includes discussing your visual and lifestyle requirements. We will be able to determine if your eyes are healthy and if you are suitable for lens wear. Our Optometrist Karmelo will also take measurements of your eyes to find the best lens type, fit and vision, before trialling lenses with you.
Can anyone wear contact lenses?
Almost everyone can benefit from contact lens wear. Most eyesight problems can be corrected with contact lenses and advances in lens materials and solutions mean that wearing contact lenses is simpler, more convenient and more comfortable than ever before.
I've tried contact lenses before without success. Should I try again?
Yes. Research has shown that many people who drop out from contact lenses can be successful with modern lenses. Lens designs and materials are constantly evolving so if they didn't work for you before, chances are, there may be something that can work now!
How do I know if contact lenses are right for me?
During your initial contact lens fitting appointment, Our Optometrist Karmelo will put contact lenses on your eyes so that you can see how they feel, and will then check the lens fit and your vision. Once you've tried the lenses, you will be better placed to decide whether contact lenses are right for you.
Can I try contact lenses before I decide whether to wear them?
Practitioners usually offer a trial so you can take the lenses away with you to see how you get on with them. You'll need to learn how to look after your lenses, put them on the eye and remove them, before you take them away to try. Once you've worn the lenses, you'll need to have the health of your eyes checked and the fitting completed.
What type of contact lenses should I wear?
Think about when and where you want to wear contact lenses: every day, for going out or playing sport, or just for special occasions. Your practitioner will help you decide on the best type of lens to suit your needs and advise you how often you should replace them.