17 of the lenses had stuck together to form a ‘blueish mass’ which none of the operating team had experienced before.

The cataract operation was postponed as the mass of lenses may well have harboured bacteria resulting in an increased risk of endophthalmitis. When seen two weeks after, the lenses had been removed, the patient said her eyes felt a lot more comfortable.

Although it is often the case with new contact lens users that they do sometimes get a lens stuck under their upper eyelid, it is extremely rare for such a number of lenses to go undetected for such a period of time. It highlights dangers that the patient readily admitted to.  She purchased batches of contact lenses online and rarely attended check-ups at her opticians.  

The lesson? Be very careful when putting lenses in and attend regular eye examinations. 

Quite clearly it makes sense.


CV-19 Contingency Service

We are able to offer an emergency service for the following optical services: 

  • Urgent eye or vision related problems
  • Lost or damaged spectacle replacements or repairs
  • Contact lens supply
  • GP referrals or recommendations
  • Collection of outstanding goods

Please note:

All initial consultations will be by telephone. An agreed action plan will be initiated with a view to minimise direct contact for yours and our safety.

Please call 01452 410 494 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone will be manned between:
9.00 - 17.00 | Mon - Fri
9.00 - 16.00 | Sat