Contact Lenses

Being an independent practice we have the freedom to fit and supply an extensive range of contact lenses from all types and brands.

Most people, with the right assistance are able to wear lenses. We will spend the time to help you learn how to put them in and take them out, and find the best type for your needs.

Soft lenses are suitable for almost anyone who wants to wear lenses. These are available as single-use daily disposable, fortnightly and monthly disposable lenses, and more specialist lenses that are designed to last for longer. You can also choose bifocal or multifocal/varifocal contact lenses. Soft contact lenses mould to shape of your eye so they are comfortable, flexible and ‘breathable’ for long periods of wear. They are a good choice for anyone wants to switch between contact lenses and glasses frequently. Brands we supply include: Alcon Dailies, Alcon Aqua Comfort Plus, J&J Acuvue Moist, Coopervision Myday and Bausch & Lomb Biotrue amongst others.

Hard lenses or Rigid Gas Permeable lenses do not mould to the shape of your eyes and so take a little more getting used to than soft ones. However, they may be more suitable for you if you have astigmatism. If you have a lot of astigmatism, ‘ordinary’ rigid lenses may be uncomfortable or fall out so special astigmatic (toric) contact lenses maybe needed.

Contact Lenses For Children

Some children feel self-conscious wearing glasses, while others find that they can get in the way when they are playing sports. At Scotts Opticians we think it is fine for children to wear contact lenses as long as they are able to insert and remove them, and can care for them themselves with minimal supervision.

Myopia Control

Myopia is more commonly known as short-sightedness. Near objects are clear but distant objects appear blurred. Myopia is reaching epidemic levels and it is predicted that by 2050 more than 50% of the population will be myopic.

Myopia in children is increasing and occurring at a much younger age. If both parents are myopic then there is a 50% chance the child will be myopic but there is still a 25% chance of becoming myopic if neither parent is myopic.

With every myopic eye comes an increased risk of serious eye conditions such as retinal detachments and myopic macular degeneration. The risk increases as the level of myopia increases. There is currently no cure for myopia but we can try to control the progression.

At Scotts Opticians we offer the latest in Myopia Control. This comes in the form of contact lenses such as MiSight daily disposable and Ortho-K lenses or Stellest spectacle lenses.

For more information on the options available, please call 01284 754616