FIRST TIME WEARERS

Successful contact lens wearers find it easy to explain the many benefits of having an alternative to spectacles. Contact lenses are now suitable for all ages from children to elderly covering majority of prescriptions. Our contact lens assessments include free trial contact lenses for you to take home and try so you can see the benefits outside the test room.

TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES

Did you know you can get contact lenses which correct astigmatism and even reading prescriptions? Our patients that require reading glasses commonly recognise inconvenience of taking their glasses on and off... the terrific news is that some contact lenses can now solve this problem and are available in various forms.

MiSight

Here at Drage and Tozer, we have been chosen to supply a pioneering new contact lens therapy that has potential to impact the growing issue of short sightedness among children.

Hints and tips when handling your contact lenses:

  • There is always a risk of infection wearing contact lenses: If in doubt, take them out.
  • If your lenses feel uncomfortable, remove them.
  • If your discomfort continues after your lens removal, contact us.
  • Use clean fingertips to handle the lens, avoid using finger nails or sharp objects, keep fingernails short.
  • Once removed always clean, rinse and disinfect your lenses if they are two weekly or monthly lenses.
  • Always wash, rinse and dry your hands before touching your lenses.
  • Always check with your optician before using any medication, as some medications can cause irritation or blurred vision.
  • Always remove your lenses if you are feeling unwell, for example, if you have a cold or flu.
  • Always remove your lenses before swimming unless you are wearing goggles, or when showering.
  • Always put your lens in before applying make-up.
  • Never use tap water to rinse your lenses or contact lens case.
  • Never use saliva to clean your lenses.
  • Never wear your lenses for longer than the wearing schedule prescribed, even if your lenses still feel comfortable.
  • Never sleep in contact lenses. Only high oxygen permeable contact lenses allow your eye to breathe sufficiently while.
  • Never wear your lenses under a sunbed.
  • Try to avoid spraying aerosols such as hairspray near the eyes when wearing lenses as this can cause discomfort.