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Contact lenses

Contact lenses are a popular alternative to spectacles for correcting short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism. Properly prescribed contact lenses provide excellent vision and comfort. In some cases contact lenses provide better vision than spectacles, while their advantages for athletes and other people with active lifestyles are obvious. Contact lenses can also provide a better cosmetic effect, and can often be tinted to change the colour of the wearer’s eyes.

Although contact lenses have many advantages, they do have some disadvantages. They must be individually prescribed to ensure that they fit the eyes correctly, as well as focusing light properly. Poorly fitting lenses can lead to severe eye problems including infections. Because contact lenses are placed in direct contact with the eyes they must be cleaned and disinfected regularly, and contact lens wearers need more frequent eye examinations in order to prevent any problems developing.

Visit our Eye Examinations page to find out more about the process of getting fitted for contact lenses.