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Women Wearing Contact Lenses

CONTACT LENSES

There has never been a better time to wear contact lenses. More people than ever can wear modern contact lenses, even if you have astigmatism or need varifocal spectacles.

EXPERIENCE THE FREEDOM...

OF CONTACT LENSES.

CONTACT LENS ASSESSMENTS

At your first appointment, we will assess your suitability for contact lenses if you've not worn them before or if you have and want to try again.

 

We will help you decide which lenses to choose, explain the process, teach you how to put your lenses on and take them off of your eyes, and explain how to look after them.

 

Whenever we try a patient in a lens they haven't worn before we do a follow-up check to make sure vision and eye health are both satisfactory and, in some cases, we may need to try several different kinds of lenses.

 

Contact lens patients can either pay for each appointment separately or pay a one off fitting fee that covers all follow-up appointments until we're happy with the lenses. We also offer a direct debit facility for patients who want to order their lenses on a regular basis.

A woman holds a contact lens on her finger

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES

At Paul Adler Optometrist, we stock a wide variety of different types of lenses, and regularly update our range as new lenses become available. We fit specialist lenses for myopia management (a method of preventing short sight from becoming worse and worse), high prescriptions and complex medical needs, as well as bifocal, multi-focal lenses and orthokerotology lenses (sometimes called ‘night lenses’ which are worn at night and removed on waking but give great vision all day! They also help reduce the chances of becoming more and more short sighted.

SOFT CONTACT LENSES

  • daily, weekly, 2 weekly, monthly, 3 and 6 monthly disposable

  • lenses for astigmatism

  • bifocal and multifocal lenses

  • bespoke lenses for high prescriptions and high astigmatism

  • lenses for complex medical needs (e.g. keratoconus)

  • lenses for myopia control

  • coloured lenses for enhanced appearance

GAS PERMEABLE LENSES

  • regular lenses and lenses for astigmatism

  • bifocal and multifocal lenses

  • lenses for those who have had laser eye surgery

  • bespoke lenses for high prescriptions and high astigmatism

  • Orthokeratology lenses (overnight lens that result in good sight all day without lenses at all!)

  • lenses for myopia control 

  • special lenses for medical eye conditions and unusual shape eyes

AFTERCARE & ADVICE

Because contact lenses sit on the surface of the eye, we have a responsibility to make sure that we check the health of your eyes on a regular basis. This means that we aren't able to provide contact lenses for patients if their contact lens prescription is out of date.

Women Holding Contact Lenses
Myopia control lenses

MYOPIA MANAGEMENT
CONTACT LENSES

At Paul Adler Optometrist, we supply non-pharmacological approaches to managing myopia, including special single-vision spectacle lenses like (MiYOSMART), multifocal spectacles, dual-focus contact lenses (monthly or daily disposable) and Ortho-K contact lenses which are worn at night and removed in the morning to give good vision all day and control of short sight.

OrthoK

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

MYOPIA & ORTHO-K LENSES

  • Can you check for colour-blindness in children?
    Yes. Even those children who do not know their numbers can be checked using a special children's version of the colour vision test.
  • Do you treat eye muscle problems and lazy eyes?
    Yes. We have optometrists with a special interest in this area and dedicated vision therapists. See our page on vision therapy.
  • Do you supply coloured overlays and filters?
    We provide coloured overlays and Precision Tinted spectacle Lenses for all ages. For more info click here.
  • Do you see children with learning difficulties?
    Of course. We are fully committed to offering a full service to all our patients, whatever their needs. If your child has complex needs, it can be helpful to let us know in advance so we can make sure that we know how best to meet them.
  • What if my child can't read?
    No problem. We have special pictures and matching tests. We will make the eye examination seem like a game and as fun as we can.
  • What if my child is non-verbal?
    No need to worry - we can still examine a non-verbal child using special tests and images.
  • What if my child doesn't cooperate?
    Some children are anxious at first, particularly if they've never had their eyes tested before - we're used to it! We'll always do as much as we can on the first visit, but we'd always rather ask patients to come back again to finish off rather than rush their eye test.
  • Will my wheelchair fit?
    Yes. The front door and all the doors downstairs will accommodate wheelchairs, walking frames, Tri-rollers and Rollators.
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