Have you ever considered contact lenses? Or have you previously been told you aren’t suitable for them?
At Broadhurst Optometrists, we believe there are very few people who are can’t be fitted with contact lenses. We have extensive experience fitting contact lenses, including complex cases such as made-to-measure artificial eyes, medical contact lenses and lenses to correct those affected by Keratoconus.
Our Lenses Selection
We regularly attend seminars by contact lens manufacturers to keep up to date with the latest advancements in modern technology, materials and design which means you are now more likely to get along with contact lenses than ever.
Age also need not be a barrier to successful contact lens wear either, for this reason we can fit lenses for people of all ages, including children!
Benefits of Contact Lenses
First time contact lens wearer?
If you are new to contact lenses, we will support you through every part of your journey.
Our experienced optometrists will go through all your specific needs and carefully tailor their recommendations to accommodate your vision and personal lifestyle specifications.
Already a contact lens wearer?
All you need to do is book in for a full eye examination, or, if you have an up-to-date eye prescription from elsewhere we can still do a thorough check as part of our contact lens aftercare service and make sure you have the best contact lens options available to you.
We ask that existing contact lens wearers to bring in their current glasses and contact lens prescription to the appointment.
Which lenses are available to me?
These offer convenience along with great vision. No cleaning or storing solutions necessary, wear once and simply throw away. Available in single vision spherical, toric (for the correction of astigmatism) and multifocal.
These can be worn on a daily basis, most days or even every day of the week. These are removed and cleaned each day. The lenses are thrown away after 2 weeks or 1 month, depending on your needs. Many different types are available, suitable for most single vision, toric and multifocal prescriptions.
Silicone Hydrogel Materials
These allow more oxygen to your eyes to aid comfort. The surface resists deposits to keep your eyes healthy. Some types can be worn overnight for a week or even a month; most are designed for wear on a daily basis for people with dry eyes or demanding environmental conditions.
These change or enhance the colour of your eyes and are available with or without prescription. They are available as a 1-day throw-away, or a monthly disposable lens.
Gas Permeable Lenses
A rigid contact lens may be ideal for your prescription. Although these lenses are not initially as comfortable as soft lenses, they are more durable and can last for 1-2 years.
Varifocal Contact Lenses
Lenses for presbyopia. Whether you require both distance and reading, or simply a reading prescription, you can now benefit from contact lens wear. Many people over the age of 40 successfully wear contact lenses to satisfy their visual needs. These lenses can be worn on a full-time basis, or alternatively, for occasional wear. Ideal for reading menus and evenings out.
The Monovision Method
You may have heard of this method where one eye is corrected for distance and the other for near. Mainly for patients with perfect distance vision, this method means that you will wear one lens for distance vision and patients will only wear one contact lens to correct your reading prescription. This may seem confusing as you are only using one eye at a time but a lot of patients swear by this method.