Specialist Contact Lenses

NaturalVue for myopia management

NaturalVue 1 Day contact lenses are clinically effective for myopia control and are an excellent option in slowing the progression of myopia in children.

These single use contact lenses are used in place of spectacles being worn during the day and then thrown away each evening and a fresh one inserted the next morning.  Easy to handle and comfortable to wear they are well tollerated by most children.

NaturalVue utilise Neurofocus Optics®. This unique technology creates pinhole optics which results in an extended depth of focus, delivering a wider range of clear vision along the visual axis. In myopia this delivers clear distance vision but also maintains peripheral myopic defocus that has been associated with reduction in both myopia progression and reduction in axial elongation.

Ortho K

Non surgical perfect vision – Freedom from glasses and day lenses.

Ortho K uses special contact lenses thatgently alter the curves of your corneas while  you sleep in to correct your vision.  Pop the lenses in at bedtime and as you sleep, your sight is corrected naturally so you wake to perfect 20/20 vision. Remove the Ortho K lenses and have a normal day without needing daytime contact lenses or glasses.

The effect lasts for 24 hours so the lenses are worn every night to maintain the visual correction.

Orthokeratology shortened to ‘Ortho-K’ is a also proven method for deducing the progression of Myopia (short sight) in children, which is linked to long term eye disease.

How does Ortho K 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. Remove the lenses in the morning for clear sight.  The process is harmless and reverses every night – Keep wearing the retainer lens at night to maintain your visual correction or stop wearing and your prescription will return to its former level.

Why choose Ortho K?

No more glasses or daytime contact lenses. No need for laser surgery. 

Whether it’s being able to see underwater, play sports without rain splattered specs or the fear of losing your lens, working without dry eyes or irritation from dust and dirt, controlling your child’s myopia, there are many reasons to consider Ortho K

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.

Ortho K is good for people who:

  • 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 it hard to wear lenses all day without discomfort
  • suffer from hay-fever
  • work in a very dusty, dry or smoky environment
  • need to have a certain degree of uncorrected vision to satisfy their employers or  licensing body (e.g. pilots, police).

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 Night for any reason, the cornea will return to it’s original shape and you will see clearly with your glasses again. This makes Night Lenses an excellent alternative to laser surgery.

Learn more about Ortho K here

To find out more about contact lenses please call us on 01270 625 889

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.

ChromaGen lenses are soft contact lenses that are generally worn in just one eye.

Scleral lenses

Scleral contacts are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses specially designed to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the “white” of the eye (sclera). In doing so, scleral lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities.

The space between the cornea and the back surface of a scleral lens acts as a fluid reservoir to provide comfort for people with severe dry eyes who otherwise could not tolerate contact lens wear.

Scleral lenses for Keratoconus

Scleral contact lenses are frequently used for a variety of hard-to-fit eyes, including eyes with keratoconus.

In cases of early keratoconus, standard gas permeable contact lenses may be used. However, if these lenses do not center properly on the cornea, move excessively with blinks, or cause discomfort, switching to larger scleral contact lenses may solve the problem.

Because scleral lenses are designed to vault the corneal surface and rest on the less sensitive surface of the sclera, these lenses often are more comfortable for a person with keratoconus.

Scleral lenses are designed to fit with little or no lens movement during blinks, making them more stable on the eye, compared with traditional corneal gas permeable lenses.


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