Our Contact Lenses.

At Andrew Fletcher Eyecare we pride ourselves on being able to offer the very latest in contact lens technology and aftercare. Being an independent practice we are able to supply many different makes of contact lenses.

Lenses made to suit you

If you have previously been unsuccessful with lens wear, a different brand of lens may prove to be suitable for you, and we are happy for you to try various alternatives.

Contact lenses offer freedom from wearing glasses. Regardless of whether you are long or short sighted or even have astigmatism, almost everyone who needs eyesight correction can wear contact lenses. There are also bifocal or multifocal options for those who need different lens powers for distance and close work.

Getting the right contact lenses for you is so much more than simply obtaining the cheapest deal around, changes in your eyes should be closely monitored. Aftercare is an important and often overlooked aspect of buying your lenses.

Daily Disposables

Daily Disposables require no solutions and no lens cases. They are available in a wide range of prescriptions from standard myopia and torics for astigmatism through to varifocal and coloured, daily disposables are well suited to most users. Daily disposables are especially convenient and economical for individuals who only want to wear their lenses part time and are ideal for sport, socialising and travelling.

Many opticians believe that daily disposables are the healthiest contact lenses for your eyes and are also a great choice for those who are prone to allergic reactions as they avoid the day-to-day build up of dust, pollen and other irritants.

By simply throwing away your lenses at the end of the day and starting with a fresh pair the next, it really couldn’t be easier.

Bi Monthly

Bi Monthly contact lenses can be worn daily for up to two weeks and are removed every night so they can be cleaned and stored in the recommended solution.

One of the biggest advantages of bi-monthly lenses is that they are easy to order and store as you only need new lenses every other week. They are also much more cost effective than daily disposables if you wear your lenses frequently as you won’t need to open a new set every day.

Monthly Disposables

These soft contact lenses are worn daily for up to one month and are removed each night so they can be cleaned and stored in the recommended solution.

Re-usable lenses are more cost effective than daily disposables for those who wear their lenses every, or almost every day. Our monthly lenses are available in a range of materials from regular to continuous wear. The advanced materials that are found in monthly disposable contact lenses allow significantly more oxygen into the eye, making them more comfortable to wear for longer periods of time.

Toric Contact Lenses

Daily toric contact lenses have been designed for those with astigmatism as they have a different focusing power horizontally than vertically and as a result can correct the blurry vision caused by this.

Toric lenses differ from other contact lenses because of their shape and the way they fit the eye. Because astigmatism changes the way light refracts, the cylindrical shape of the toric lens compensates for this problem, enabling wearers to see clearly once again.

Coloured Lenses

Contact lenses can be used for cosmetic purposes as well as for correcting eyesight. Those who have a desire to change the colour or appearance of their eyes can benefit from coloured lenses.

Although you are not legally required to have a fitting or specification, it is in your best interests to do so. It is essential to have adequate instruction and to use the same degree of care when buying and wearing these lenses as you would with any others.

Direct Debit

You are able to pay for your lenses on a monthly Direct Debit basis, thus enabling you to forget about the re-ordering of lenses, as we will do this for you, contacting you when they are ready to collect and advising you when your next check- up is due.

If you choose to do this you will receive discount on the purchase of any glasses or sunglasses.

FAQ

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about contact lenses

Am I wearing the correct contact lenses for my eyes?

In the last few years there have been huge technological advances in the contact lens market. Not only are there many different types of lenses available to suit different requirements- e.g daily wear disposable, weekly wear and extended wear lenses - but lenses are now produced using a variety of materials making them suitable for most eyes. In the vast majority of cases we can normally select a lens that will be compatible for most people. Frequently the discomfort experienced by contact lens wearers leading them to abandon wearing the lens can quite simply be due to the wrong type of lens being prescribed.

What are the problems encountered by contact lens wearers?

  • Itchy eyes whilst wearing contact lenses
  • Itchiness on removing contact lenses
  • End of day dryness
  • On/off blurring/hazy vision
  • Eyelids feel heavy
  • Red eyes
  • Discomfort when lenses worn for several hours

 

Why are aftercare visits important for contact lens wearers?

Regular aftercare visits are very important to ensure that any changes in the health of the eye are monitored. The Contact Lens Optician will use a slit lamp to check that the lens is not causing the blood vessels in the eye to be inflamed causing irritation. They will also check to see that the fit is correct and does not require any modification as well as check to ensure that the back of the eyelids are not inflamed. Symptoms such as dry eyes at the end of the day, red eye syndrome, itchy eyes ,inflamed eyelids are the main reasons for failure to wear contact lenses over the long term. The examination will enable the Contact Lens Optician to detect any problems present in the eye early and allow them to make necessary modifications.

I am a failed contact lens wearer – is there any hope for me?

This will depend on why you have failed in the first place. For many, it can be due to the problems mentioned above. For many it is due to the lens prescribed not being suitable for the eye , ill fitting of the lens or allergy to the solution used. With the improvements made in the manufacture of the contact lenses and the different types now available, in my experience many lapsed wearers are once again enjoying wearing their contact lenses again.

I have been told that I have dry eyes – can I still wear contact lenses?

This is one of the most common complaints that we come across. Failed contact lens wearers frequently cite this as the main reason that they withdrew from wearing lenses. However this is a condition that can be alleviated and managed. The Contact Lens Optician first needs to address the causes of the dry eyes and then manage the symptoms by prescribing lubricants, teaching the patient lid care hygiene and making changes to the diet. By making these changes most patients can successfully wear contact lenses although the duration will depend on the severity of their problem.

What our customers say

Highly professional

It is indeed a pleasure to come here for a highly professional service and great personal care.

Mrs Mason

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