Which contact lenses are best for you

We supply different types of contact lenses to suit different prescriptions, eye shapes and preferences.

Before you decide to start wearing contact lenses we recommend you book an appointment for an eye examination. We can then advise you on which lenses will be best for you.

You wear daily disposable lenses for one day or for a particular activity such as to play sport or for a social occasion. They are one-time use lenses so the next time you want to wear lenses you use a new pair.

You wear daily reusable lenses more than once. At the end of the day all you have to do is clean and store your lenses ready for the next time you want to wear them. You should replace daily reusable lenses every two to four weeks.

Multifocal lenses are for people who are at the stage in life where they need to use glasses for close up tasks such as reading. We fit some of our patients with a distance contact lens in one eye and a near lens in the other. Although this may sound a bit strange, it’s called mono-vision and can work really well.

These lenses are specifically designed to control short-sightedness in children. A study showed a 59% reduction in myopia progression in children who were fitted with MiSight contact lenses.

Prior to fitting they require an up-to-date eye examination, after which we can discuss if they are a suitable option for your child.

For more information please contact us at the practice. We’ll be more than happy to discuss this with you.

These award-winning lenses lighten and darken according to daylight conditions. They don’t replace sunglasses but can be really useful to ease the glare of the sun.

Trying contact lenses at OVC

To find out if contact lenses are right for you, book an appointment with one of our experienced optometrists. We’ll carry out a health check of your cornea and work out which type of lens will suit you best.

We keep a wide range of lenses in store so you’ll probably be able to try them out straight away. We’ll fit the lenses for you so you can feel how comfortable they are to wear and see how they improve your vision. We’ll then show you how to insert and remove the lenses yourself.

Before you commit to wearing contact lenses, you can take some away to wear for a trial period.

Our Contact Lenses Plan >