Contact lenses are more comfortable than ever to wear and offer freedom from glasses. We offer daily and monthly disposable lenses as well as fashion coloured options. Most lenses are available on a planned replacement scheme and patients can benefit from a discounted Direct Debit payment option. We can deliver your contact lens order to your home or work address for added convenience.
The technology of contact lenses has advanced in recent years so that they are more suitable for a wider range of prescriptions. We provide a fully comprehensive contact lens fitting service coupled with independent advice. This ensures you receive the most comfortable lenses providing optimum vision. At Taank Optometrists we ensure we remain at the forefront of advances in contact lens technology as improved designs and materials are constantly introduced to the existing product ranges.
During the contact lens consultation, various measurements relating to the curvature and prescription of the eye are taken. The health of the front surface of the eye is also checked thoroughly. A trial pair of lenses is inserted during the appointment if appropriate to establish an accurate fit and prescription. This also enables you to get a ‘feel’ for the lenses.
These are soft lenses designed to be worn once only and then disposed of. Each lens is sterile and packed individually to ensure safe and easy wear. They can be worn everyday or just occasionally eg. sports or social wear. Also available in colours.
Frequent replacement disposables
For more frequent wear, a monthly or two-weekly disposable lens may be more suitable. These are designed for daily wear and require a regular but simple cleaning process. Also available in colours.
Toric lenses are necessary for people with astigmatism (asymmetry of the front surface of the eye) and provide clearer vision. They are available as daily, monthly or annual replacement lenses.
Annual replacement soft lenses
For people who fall outside the parameters of monthly lenses an annual lens may be recommended. They can be tailor made to correct your prescription accurately and normally last for one year. The cleaning process and wearing schedule is similar to monthly/two weekly disposable lenses.
Progressive (Multifocal) lenses
These lenses are suitable for people who currently wear varifocal spectacles and provide clear vision at near and far distances. Available as daily, frequent replacement or annual replacement lenses.
Gas permeable lenses
These are made of a rigid material and are slightly smaller in diameter than a soft lens. These can be worn for longer hours than soft lenses and are designed for frequent daily use. Available only as six monthly/annual replacement.
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Getting it right
You will need:
a recent eye test (within 6 months)
contact lens consultation (30 mins)
your contact lens specialist optician will try different lenses to establish which type is most suitable
demonstration/guidance for effective insertion, removal and cleaning of lenses