Contact Lenses

Contact lenses could be the feel-good solution you’ve been looking for

 

When it comes to contact lenses, some people are still under the impression that they are uncomfortable to wear and only suitable for young people. However, recent advances in contact lens technology mean that this is no longer the case.

 

Contact lenses today are made from materials that self-lubricate and deliver high quantities of oxygen to the eye – so that they can be comfortably and safely worn for longer periods of time.

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Contact Lens Types

Soft Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

Soft Daily Disposable Lenses

Daily Disposable lenses are also known as single-use lenses, which you remove and discard at the end of the day. Daily Lenses are cheaper than one would expect, especially when keeping in mind you do not need any contact lens care solutions.

Can you wear daily contact lenses? You probably can, but your optician can tell you for sure after a comprehensive eye test and contact lens fitting.

Soft Monthly/Fortnightly Lenses

Some monthly contact lenses can be work for up to 7 days without you having to take them out of your eyes. Remember wearing contact lenses that are not approved for use when sleeping, can deprive your eyes of oxygen. Monthly or extended contact lenses are usually silicone hydrogel lenses that have higher gas permeability - meaning they allow 5 times more oxygen through the lens when compared to standard lenses. In addition to letting more oxygen through to ensure your eyes remain clear and white, the silicone hydrogel material lenses prove to be more comfortable, allowing your eyes to breathe better while staying moist.

Remember when getting new contact lenses or different contact lenses to talk to your local optician before.

Soft Monthly or Fortnightly Contact Lenses
Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

Gas Permeable Lenses

GP (Gas Permeable Lenses) also known as RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable) Lenses are hard contact lenses made out of silicone-containing compounds that allow oxygen through the lens to reach the eye. The main difference, when compared to soft lenses, is that GP Lenses last longer and slow the progression of nearsightedness, but you can't wear them part-time and cost higher to replace. Book your appointment with your Optician in Blackpool today for a contact lens fitting, to discover if gas permeable lenses are for you!

Toric Lenses

Toric Lenses are contact lenses specially designed to combat astigmatism. The shape of toric contact lenses helps create a better focus on vertical and horizontal orientations. The refractive strength increases or decreases as you move around the lens. Toric contact lenses need to be prescribed by your Local Optician and need to be carefully fitted as they have a particular orientation to ensure they stay correctly on your eye. Book your appointment today to help you deal with astigmatism..

Toric Contact Lenses

Multifocal Lenses

Toric Contact Lenses

Toric Lenses are contact lenses specially designed to combat astigmatism. The shape of toric contact lenses helps create a better focus on vertical and horizontal orientations. The refractive strength increases or decreases as you move around the lens. Toric contact lenses need to be prescribed by your Local Optician and need to be carefully fitted as they have a particular orientation to ensure they stay correctly on your eye. Book your appointment today to help you deal with astigmatism..

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