contact lenses vision gloucester

Contact Lenses

Did you know that more than 3.7 million people in the UK wear contact lenses?

The number of wearers has more than doubled in recent years due to the vast improvements in technology. As a result more eye problems are able to be corrected by contact lenses.

We are specialists in contact lenses and we pride ourselves on being able to find the perfect match for your lifestyle. Here’s a straightforward guide to the most common types of lens:

• Soft daily disposable lenses. Also known as disposable lenses, these are an economical solution for part-time lens wearers or those who prefer the convenience of not having to clean or wash with solutions.
• Soft daily/weekly/monthly lenses. Some soft contact lenses can be worn overnight but most require cleaning and storing each night. Perfect if you don’t want to use daily disposable lenses.
• Gas permeable lenses. A hard contact lens which shapes the eyeball, thus correcting astigmatisms or for very high prescriptions. Gas permeable lenses offer a more comfortable experience than soft lenses in some instances and the improved flow of oxygen reduces the issue of dry eyes. Storage and cleaning required.
• Toric lenses. These are also used to correct astigmatisms and are designed to fit the shape of the eye. Disposable weekly or fortnightly lenses are available so cleaning is needed.
• Multifocal lenses. These lenses act in the same way as varifocal or bifocal glasses. Once again weekly and fortnightly types are available which will determine the amount of cleaning required.

Once the correct lens has been selected, we will ensure that you are happy and confident in applying and removing them and will advise you how to look after them safely.

If you encounter any problems, please come and discuss them with us.
We are here to help.

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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