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What should I know before I leave the optician with my new lenses?

February 6th, 2012 (No Comments)

We will ensure that you can; Put your lenses in. Wear your contact lenses comfortably and be able to see well. Take your lenses out. Care for your lenses correctly. We will give you a booklet to help you with all these steps when you are at home and of course you can contact us […]

What if I lose a contact lens?

February 6th, 2012 (No Comments)

If you choose disposable contact lenses, you can simply replace the lost one. Try to carry a few spares with you when you travel, or alternatively contact us for a replacement lens(es).

Can children wear contact lenses?

February 6th, 2012 (No Comments)

Yes, children can wear contact lenses as long as the parent gives permission. We usually suggest contact lenses for occasional use for children (e.g sports).

Can a contact lens go to the back of my eye and get stuck?

February 6th, 2012 (No Comments)

No, the contact lens can only stay on the front of the eye, or if displaced, under the eyelids.

Can I sleep in my contact lenses?

February 6th, 2012 (No Comments)

Some contact lenses are made especially for all day and night wear and you should ask us which type of contact lenses you have. If you accidentally sleep in your contact lenses, your eyes may be irritated. If this happens, don’t wear your contact lenses for 24 hours and see us if the irritation persists.

Will I still need my spectacles?

February 6th, 2012 (No Comments)

Yes. You may like to wear your spectacles sometimes and you will certainly want to have them around when you are not wearing contact lenses, for example first thing in the morning or at the end of the day.

Is it painful to put something in your eye?

February 6th, 2012 (No Comments)

No. Disposable lenses are extremely soft and made mainly of water and whilst almost everyone finds it strange at first, most people get used to putting the contact lenses in and taking them out.

Will wearing contact lenses make my eyesight worse?

February 5th, 2012 (No Comments)

No. Many people fear that spectacles and contact lenses make your eyes “lazy”. This is not the case, so you can wear your spectacles and contact lenses whenever you need them.

What about the hassle of cleaning?

February 5th, 2012 (No Comments)

Cleaning your contact lenses is very important, and has become much easier over the past few years following the introduction of one bottle solutions. You will have a lens case with separate compartments for your two lenses. We will give you full instructions, and a booklet to help you, but the whole procedure should take […]

Do I have to wait for lenses to be made specifically for me?

February 5th, 2012 (No Comments)

That was the case with the old-style contact lenses, but we probably have a pair of contact lenses for your eyes in stock so you can start wearing them as soon as you are ready. Occasionally, you may have to order contact lenses and return for a final fitting.