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Contact Lens Services

Contact lenses move with your eyes so you are always looking through the centre of the lens where you get the best vision. They don’t fog up or get smudged or splattered on rainy days. They won’t slide down your nose when it’s hot.

Most common vision conditions can be corrected with contact lenses and better materials and more choice means more comfort and better vision.

Many people who have tried contact lenses in the past will be amazed at the improvements technology has made to length of wear, comfort and vision over the last few years.

Contact lens schedule:

Daily

Daily disposable soft contact lenses, worn for a day then thrown away, are a very simple and convenient way of correcting your vision. They also offer high levels of comfort and ocular health.

Fortnight

Remove and clean daily then replace every two weeks or you can choose to wear continuously up to six nights then replace with a fresh pair of contacts. Ask your eye doctor which wearing schedule is right for you.

Monthly

Monthly contact lenses may be slightly lower in overall cost than dailies since you purchase fewer lenses. You discard them every month rather than every day, so you only need 24 contact lenses every year. For the eco-conscious wearer, this also translates into less waste.

Choosing which contact lens is right for your life style:

Ortho K

Ortho K (Orthokeratology), also known as an ‘overnight vision correction’ lenses are supplied by EyeDream. EyeDreams provides a specailly desgined contact lens that reverses the power of the cornea, at the front of the eye during overnight wear. Once the full effect has taken place, the eye is effectively ‘normal’ and can see clearly during the day. Find out more about Ortho K lenses here.

Toric

Toric lenses are for those people who have been prescribed with astigmatism. Astigmatism is a focusing disorder of the eye that distorts vision. The higher the level of astigmatism, the poorer the person’s quality of vision will be if it is not corrected.

Soft contact lenses wrap to take up the shape of the front of the eye like a glove and are, therefore, unable to correct astigmatism in their basic spherical form. However, they can be made with one axis able to correct more refractive error than the other (toric design).

Multifocal (Option for over 40s)

Multifocal lenses are for those people who have been prescribed with presbyopia or may need vision correction in more than one distance, similar to varifocals. Many options are now available to people with presbyopia, who want to wear contact lenses to provide clear vision at different distances. All are a slight compromise over our natural ability to focus at near and distance when we are young, but no more so than spectacles.

Define

Acuvue define contact lens are inspired by the beauty of the natural eye, the lens combines a dark ring around the coloured portion of your eye with a lumious-effect pattern, resulting in a brighter, more memorable you.

Book an appointment for your free trial here!

Coloured

FreshLook® offers a wide palette of beautiful colours, which you can see for yourself in the Colour Studio. Colour selection depends on your natural eye colour, hair colour, skin tone, and the type of change you’d like. Once you’ve made your colour selection, call us on 0113 266 3818 or click here to book a contact lens fitting appoitnment.

Most common vision conditions:

Myopia – Near sight

Brosgill Opticians recommends -Daily disposables, Acuvue Oasys, Acuvue Advance, Air Optix

Hyperopia – Far sight

Brosgill Opticians recommends -Daily disposables, Acuvue Oasys, Acuvue Advance, Air Optix

Astigmatism

Brosgill Opticians recommends – Daily disposables for astigmatism, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism, Acuvue Advance for Astigmatism, Air Optix Toric.

Presbyopia

Brosgill Opticians recommends – Oasys for Presbyopia, Air Optix Multifocal, Purevision Multifocal

Contact lens materials

Today’s contact lenses have virtually eliminated the earlier hard lenses. Hard lenses were made from a material that didn’t allow valuable oxygen to pass through to the cornea. They had to be small (to leave the cornea as uncovered as much as possible), and their size often made blinking uncomfortable and allowed the lenses to “pop out”.

Today’s lenses are made from materials that allow oxygen to pass freely to the eye, allowing it to “breathe” comfortably. This enables today’s lenses to be bigger in diameter, greatly enhancing comfort and peripheral vision, whilst reducing the image distortion that can be caused by some spectacles.

Today’s lenses are made from two general types of materials:

Soft Contact Lenses are made from oxygen permeable, water-loving plastics that actually become pliable during manufacturing. Soft contact lenses contain between 30 and 80 per-cent water, depending on the type of lens. Many people enjoy the comfort of soft lenses; they are easy to adapt to and fit both comfortably and securely. New silicon hydrogel material allows over 90% of available oxygen to pass through to the cornea making it the soft lens material of choice for most contact lens situations. There are now soft lenses to correct many types of astigmatism and presbyopia as well as myopia and hyperopia.

Most contact lenses are worn on a “daily-wear” basis. They are removed in the evening and put back in the next morning. Sleeping in your contact lenses is not advisable unless it is specifically recommended by your practitioner.

“Disposable” soft lenses are just what they say: after a prescribed period of time, the lenses are thrown away and replaced with a new pair.

Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses combine some of the properties of both hard and soft lenses. Made of special firmer plastics, which are permeable to oxygen, these lenses are very durable and usually have a longer life span than soft lenses. Many people find them easier to handle than soft lenses. Like soft lenses, RGP lenses fit well and offer excellent visual acuity. RGP lenses are often prescribed for people who have high degrees of astigmatism. They take a little longer than soft lenses to get used to, but regular wearers find them very comfortable. RGP lenses are used by Brosgill Opticians for Ortho K or Overnight Vision Correction.



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