We are pleased to update you, that from Monday 12 April we will be resuming normal opening hours, including Sundays.

Please be assured, we will still be taking all the necessary precautions to keep our practice Covid safe for all our patients and staff.

Why Choose Contact Lenses This Year?

Contact lenses are better than ever before. More comfortable, more breathable and more suitable than ever for all types of prescriptions. If you’re new to lenses, you may have a few questions that give you pause for thought, so let’s go ahead and answer them!

Are Contact Lenses Safe?

Yes, so long as you follow the care and wear instructions provided by your eyecare professional. Our number one rule is to always wash and dry your hands thoroughly before handling your contact lenses. If you have cold- or flu-like symptoms, it’s also a good idea to switch to glasses until you’re well again. Speaking of infections, there is no evidence to suggest that wearing lenses increases your chances of getting COVID-19. As long as you follow hygiene procedures stringently, contact lenses are a great option for vision correction!

Can You Switch Between Contacts And Glasses?

why choose contact lenses

Yes, and you don’t necessarily need to choose one over the other.

If you’re wearing your face mask for long periods of time, you might prefer contact lenses to avoid having to deal with fogged up glasses. For those of you who are avid sporting individuals, you might choose contacts for crystal clear, panoramic vision, and also so your glasses avoid getting damaged or broken. Contact lenses are also great for creating a natural look that suits every outfit for nights out or special occasions.

Can You Get Varifocal Contact Lenses?

Varifocal Contact Lenses

Yes, contact lenses can be made for virtually all prescriptions. At The Optical Shop, your independent opticians in Staines, we provide and fit a complete range of contacts including:

  • daily disposable soft contact lenses
  • 2-weekly and monthly contact lenses
  • toric contact lenses for astigmatism
  • multifocal contact lenses
  • rigid gas permeable (RGP) hard contact lenses

We also supply coloured contact lenses, if you feel like trying something trying out something new!

Can Children Wear Contact Lenses?

Yes, in fact we find that many children embrace the responsibility that comes with wearing them very well, becoming experts in no time. Our experienced staff have successfully fitted contacts for children as young as 8 years old, and even offer special daily disposable lenses that are designed to slow down the progress of short sightedness in children.

Which Types Of Contact Lenses Are Right For You?

If you’re not sure which contact lenses are right for you, our optometrists will be happy to advise you and book you in for a COVID-safe contact lens assessment.

To try out a new look this year with contact lenses, give us a call and talk about your options with our friendly staff today!