Contact lenses are a comfortable and convenient alternative to spectacles
Contact lenses are an excellent choice for nearly anyone who needs vision correction and doesn't want to wear glasses full time or undergo surgery.
They are now able to correct long and shortsightedness, astigmatism and reading difficulties with age (presbyopia). New materials and manufacturing techniques ensure many more people are able to enjoy the freedom from spectacles.
Even with proper care, contact lenses (especially soft contacts) should be replaced frequently. This prevents the build-up of lens deposits and contamination that increase the risk of eye infections. Caring for your contact lenses — cleaning, disinfecting and storing them — is quite simple. Most people require only a single multipurpose solution to clean, disinfect and safely store their lenses. People who are sensitive to the preservatives in multipurpose solutions might need preservative-free systems, such as those containing hydrogen peroxide.
After initial examination and measurements, trial lenses are used to show how comfortable they are and determine the best fit for your eyes.
Contact Lens Insertion
You will be shown how to insert and remove the lenses and how to look after them. Most lenses fitted now are thrown away at the end of each day and therefore don’t need cleaning.
Regular aftercare is advised to check the health of the front of the eye and check the continued suitability of the lenses.