Our different types of contact lenses Include:
Rigid Gas Permeable
Silicone Hydrogel soft lenses which “breathe” to allow extended wear up to 30 days/29 nights
Daily and monthly disposable soft
Multifocal lenses either gas permeable or soft
Lenses for astigmatism either gas permeable or soft
Coloured cosmetic soft lenses.
We offer a complete fitting and supply service for all current types of contact lenses from most manufacturers including:
Bausch & Lomb
Disposable Soft Lenses - The Healthy Option
We offer disposable soft or gas permeable lenses on planned replacement programs. Schemes are available for Daily, 2 weekly or monthly disposables. A fixed monthly fee will cover the cost of lenses, solutions and professional fees.
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
Rigid gas permeable lenses allow oxygen to pass through the matrix of the lens so that the eye is allowed to ”breathe.” They are made from firm plastics which makes them more durable than soft lenses and gives them longer life. These lenses are particularly good for certain prescriptions such as astigmatism where they often give better vision than their equivalent soft lenses. Some people find rigid lenses easier to handle than soft lenses and, although building up tolerance takes a little longer, they can become very comfortable. They are now available in multifocal form.
Soft contact lenses are made from hydrogel materials which contain between 38% and 73% water depending upon the type and design of lens. The eye obtains its oxygen from the water content. Because of this the lenses can be made bigger and therefore more stable than their smaller rigid counterparts. Adaptation is quicker and initial comfort excellent, although a gradual build up of wearing times is needed for both rigid and soft lenses. Modern silicone hydrogel soft lenses transmit oxygen to the eye in much the same way as rigid gas permeable. These offer a sleep facility of up to 29 nights/30 days. Furthermore, soft lenses can be made in toric form (for astigmatism) and multifocal for those who need help with close work.