For some things in life, glasses just aren’t practical! Whether it’s freedom of movement in sports or dancing, being glasses free for special occasions, or being able to wear non-prescription sunglasses, there are many benefits from trying contact lenses.
Contact lenses are a fantastic option for vision correction. You will still need to have some glasses as a back up – for days when you can’t wear contact lenses (if you’re sick or your eyes feel uncomfortable) or just incase your run out of lenses!
If it’s your first time wearing contact lenses, or it’s been a while since you’ve worn contacts, then Kate or Ella will teach you how to put them in and take them out. Putting something in contact with your eye isn’t exactly a natural thing to do! It can be a tricky skill to master, but Kate and Ella are very patient and will help guide you through the process.
There are many brands and types of lenses out there. The range of available contact lenses keeps increasing so most glasses prescriptions can now be translated into contact lenses. It’s important to get contact lenses fitted correctly by an optometrist as improper fitting contact lenses can lead to discomfort, an increased likelihood of infections, or even long term damage to your eyes. Kate and Ella are happy to talk to you about your options with contact lenses!
Some people may need to be fitted with specialty rigid contact lenses. This is especially true for people with keratoconus or irregular corneas, where glasses just don’t provide perfect vision. There is also the option of wearing hard contact lenses at night which reshape the cornea (called orthokeratology) and mean that you don’t need contacts or glasses during the day.
Book your contact lens appointment with Kate or Ella today!