The main thing to remember when it comes to contact lenses is that they are an object you put in your eye. This is quite a big thing to keep in mind because if you don’t use them properly and look after them correctly you can develop further eye health issues.

Here’s a look at the main Dos and Don’ts of contact lenses:

Things that you should do

ü  Wash your hands to make sure that they are clean and dry before touching your eyes or contact lenses

ü  Follow advice and guidance from your optometrist, including how to wear them and how long to keep them in for

ü  Remove daily lenses before you go to sleep unless you have been advised otherwise

ü  Ensure to arrange regular follow-up appointments with your optometrist. Check-ups are important to make sure that lenses are still accurate

ü  Always keep a pair of suitable glasses nearby if you plan on being away from home for long periods of time. This means that if your eyes become uncomfortable, you’ll have alternative eyewear to switch to

ü  If you notice any strange pain or discomfort when wearing your lenses, consult your optometrist straight away

Things that you shouldn’t do

O  NEVER share contact lenses with someone else. Contact lenses are prescribed for each individual and they may not be suitable for you

O  NEVER use water or saliva to clean or wet your lenses. Both of these substances could potentially contain harmful bacteria

O  Don’t wear daily disposable lenses more than once

O  If you accidentally drop your lenses always ensure that they are debris-free and properly cleaned before using them

O  Don’t use contact lenses when coming into contact with water, particularly whilst swimming. Water can get trapped and may expose your eyes to harmful bacteria

O  Don’t wear contact lenses if you require the use of eye drops. Only wear them if your optometrist has confirmed that it is suitable for you to do so

Contact Lenses with Vision Centre

As specialists in contact lenses, we pride ourselves on being able to help you with your eye health. We can help find the perfect solution for you and guide you through how to use them, when to use them and answer your frequently asked questions. We will always ensure that you are happy with applying them and removing them and will advise you on how to look after them safely.

If you have any concerns about your contact lenses, book your appointment today and our expert optometrists can help you with your requirements.

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