Obviously, different activities will benefit from certain lenses dependent on how long the sport lasts, the environment in which it happens and the amount of physical contact involved.

Generally speaking, soft contact lenses are the best for sport as they move less on the eyeball than rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. 

In addition, they are less likely to become dislodged.  RGP lenses are entirely unsuitable for contact sports, such as rugby. Daily disposable soft lenses are an excellent choice as they are designed for part-time wear and are disposed of straight after use, thus avoiding the hassle of the cleaning and disinfecting which you need with re-usable lenses.

For endurance events such as mountaineering or rally driving and in environments where lens handling is not practical, you should use lenses approved for extended or flexible wear, such as highly oxygen-permeable silicone hydrogel lenses.In some sports statutory regulations will apply. 

Glasses are prohibited in rugby, for example, and neither glasses nor contact lenses are allowed to be worn in amateur boxing.  

In other sports, such as squash, protective eyewear is either mandatory or recommended.  In addition, you should not use contact lenses for swimming or water sports unless wearing tight-fitting goggles over the top and even then the lenses should be discarded immediately after the activity.

For more advice on what lenses you should be wearing for your chosen sport, call into 114 Northgate Street or ring on 01452 410494 to make an appointment.

We are now open and ready to see you once again … 

 

Many thanks for bearing with us while we had to temporarily suspend some of our usual services.

We hope that you and your family are well following the Coronavirus crisis.

 

We’ve made some changes …

In order to keep you safe and ensure your visit to us is a comfortable and convenient as possible, we have made some changes to the practice.

Full details are listed below but one thing that will never change, is our determination to deliver you fantastic eyecare in a warm and friendly environment.

Please be assured that the health, safety and well being of you, our wonderful patients and our fantastic staff, are paramount.

Please take a few minutes to read the following changes that we have made for your safely, comfort and convenience.

 

Before you arrive …

✓ Please book your appointment online or by phone

✓ Bring a mask (we have supplies if you don’t have one)

✓ Bring your own pen

✓ Arrive on time (not too early)

✓ Come alone (or you can come with 1 other person)

✓ The optician may call you to discuss any individual needs

✓ Bring a complete list of medication and your most recent prescription if you have it 

 

When you arrive ….

✓ The door will be locked – don’t worry we will let you in

✓ Your temperature will be taken

✓ You will need to sanitise your hands

✓ You will need to put on your mask

✓ You may need to put on gloves

✓ We will ensure you have social distancing

✓ We have placed some dividing screens in various areas

✓ Our practice staff will be wearing PPE

✓ All spectacle frames are fully sanitised between use

 

After Care …

✓ We will book an appointment for you

✓ We can post your spectacles to you

✓ We can arrange a home visit if preferred

 

Our new extra cleaning regime includes …

✓ Deep cleaning of practice daily

✓ All equipment sanitised between patients

✓ All spectacle frames triple sanitised

✓ Controlled process throughout

 

Any questions, please just call us and we’d be happy to explain.

01452 410494