If you’ve ever been put off by the idea of contact lenses before, now may be the time to give them another chance. Significant improvements have been made to these discreet, convenient lenses, meaning they’re more comfortable than ever before. Based in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, our opticians are on hand to help you choose from a variety of products, including bifocal contacts.
A huge selection of contact lenses is available to choose from. This includes coloured lenses, lenses that correct astigmatism, and bifocal lenses. There are even lenses that may be safely worn overnight. Our practice specialises in fitting all types of contact lens for both children and adults.
Working closely with you, we’ll explain what options are available. We’ll spend the time needed to make sure you find the right fit. Plus, we’ll show you how to use your contact lenses and look after them properly.
A free contact lens trial is also available, subject to a professional fitting fee, to help you decide whether they are right for you. Once you decide to go ahead, we’ll be here to provide comprehensive aftercare services that ensure your eyes stay healthy.
Soft contact lenses are, by far and away, the most common type of contact lens worn today. They’re great for sporting activities and occasional wear, as well as daily use. They provide wearers with tremendous freedom – such as the ability to wear non-prescription eyewear and sunglasses.
Since these lenses are designed to be worn once and thrown away, they are great for busy individuals who don’t have the time for the cleaning, disinfecting, and storage regime that comes with standard contacts. As with soft contacts, daily disposables are also appropriate for occasional wear.
The planned-replacement lens is perhaps the most cost-effective lens type. Often, these lenses are used as part of a 2-week or monthly cycle, wherein the lens is removed daily and stored overnight. These lenses are well-suited to addressing astigmatism issues.
Sometimes referred to as “extended wear lenses”, continuous wear contacts may be worn while you sleep without issue. In fact, you’ll only have to remove and replace them once every 7 days. They’re specially constructed to permit enough oxygen to reach the eyes. What’s more, they require no special storage regime.
Rigid lenses can take a little longer to get used to and, initially, may not be as comfortable as our other lenses. However, they do not need to be replaced as regularly as soft lenses. Plus, they’re suitable for a much larger range of prescription types.