Problems with your contact lenses? – We are here to help!
Many people wear contact lenses but are not 100% happy with their experience. Irritations can include
- uncomfortable dry eyes – especially towards the end of the day
- vision not being as good as you would like it to be
- problems reading small print
- reduced wearing times
If you are having any of these problems then please get in touch. Our contact lens practitioner Mr Andrew Price has many decades of experience in finding solutions to make contact lens wear more satisfying for his patients. Whether it is the lens design, lens material or maybe a tear film issue, he will offer solutions to deliver your best contact lens wearing experience.
We fit and supply both soft and gas permeable (rigid) contact lenses as well as specialty lenses such as Ortho K and ChromaGen which can help colour identificalion in colourblind individuals
Specialty Contact Lenses
We fit and supply the following specialty contact lenses including Ortho-K, Chromagen and NaturalVue.
Ortho-K (Orthokeratology) is a vision correction therapy that provides clear, comfortable vision without the need to wear contact lenses during the day. Like orthodontics, Ortho-K has been around for a long time, its just not mainstream. A retainer contact lens is worn overnight while you sleep th gently reshape the cornea. On waking, the lens is removed allowing clear vision for the rest of the day. The benefits of Ortho-K include.
- safe and easy to use
- completely reversable
- non surgical correction of vision
- no end of day contact lens discomfort or blurr
Ortho K is completely reversable with nost patients returning to their pre treatment prescription within about 5 days od discontinuing wear.
Am I suitable for Ortho-K?
If you are myopic (short-sighted) by no more than – 5.00 Diopters and with low or no astigmatism, it could very well be for you. Unfortunately it is not suitable if you are long-sighted (Hypermetropic).
Ortho-K is good for people who:
- want clear natural vision
- want to be free from lenses for sports and outdoor activities for example water sports and boxing.
- do not want to undergo laser refractive surgery
- find that contact lenses do not fulfill their needs
- find it hard to wear lenses all day without discomfort
- suffer from hay-fever
- work in a very dusty, dry or smoky environment
- find spectacles and conventional lenses just a plain nuisance
- need to have a certain degree of uncorrected vision to satisfy their employers or licensing body (e.g. pilots, police).
How does it work?
Very simply, Ortho-K lenses are specially designed breathable lenses that gently modify the shape of your cornea to allow you to see the same way as someone with normal vision. As they are worn overnight while you sleep, you don’t feel them.
Is Ortho-k safe?
Yes. Research and world-wide experience show that the whole process is safe and 100% reversible. So if you decide to stop or pause Ortho-K for any reason, the cornea will return to it’s original shape and you will see clearly with your glasses again. This makes Ortho-k an excellent alternative to laser surgery.
NaturalVue for myopia management
NaturalVue Multifocal 1 Day contact lenses are clinically effective for myopia progression control and are an excellent option in slowing the progression of myopia in children.
Chromagen contact lenses for colourblindness
Until recently, there has been no effective treatment for colour vision deficiency, and patients have had to make adjustments in the real world, such as judging traffic lights by their relative position, rather than seeing the lights as different colours.
ChromaGen is a range of soft contact lenses that have been developed to enhance colour perception and identification in people who have “colour blindness”. Successful ChromaGen subjects perceive an enhancement in their colour vision with a high degree of satisfaction. A high percentage of the subjects reported significant improvements in colour naming.
To find out more about contact lenses please call the practice on 01270 625 889