Contact Lenses – A New Look For The New Year?

Contact Lenses

As a glasses wearer, have you ever considered switching to contact lenses? Whether you’re brand new to contacts or have struggled with them in the past, advancements in materials mean they’re more comfortable, affordable and practical to use. So, what are the other benefits of contact lenses?

The Benefits of Contact Lenses

Benefits of Contact Lenses

Do your glasses constantly fog up when wearing a face mask? This most certainly isn’t an issue with lenses, and moreover, there’s no evidence to suggest that wearing contact lenses increases your risk of catching infections or viruses like COVID-19!

They’re also great if you have an active lifestyle, for example, if you play sports often – you won’t have to worry about damaging or losing them as you might do with glasses.

Wearing glasses can, to a certain extent, obstruct your peripheral vision, as a result of the frame itself, whereas contact lenses will always offer panoramic vision, whatever you’re doing.

Contacts can also provide you with a natural look that complements any outfit or style. They aren’t necessarily something you have to wear all the time either – in fact, quite a few of our patients simply choose to wear them for special or specific occasions, from nights out to exercising.

Types of Contact Lenses

Types of Contact Lenses

There’s a huge range of contacts available with something for almost every prescription, age and lifestyle, including:

  • daily disposable lenses
  • two-weekly lenses
  • monthly lenses
  • toric lenses for people with astigmatism
  • multifocal lenses for varifocal prescriptions
  • lenses for conditions like keratoconus
  • Ortho-K lenses to temporarily correct your short-sightedness while you sleep and give you crystal clear vision the following day

To get the most from your contact lenses, and to keep your eyes healthy, make sure you always follow lens wear and care instructions carefully, and wash and dry your hands thoroughly before putting them in or taking them out.

If you have cold or flu-like symptoms, it’s also good practice to wear your glasses instead and keep your hands away from your eyes as much as possible.

See For Yourself

We offer free trials for new contact lens wearers, along with a free consultation for existing wearers who are interested in coming to us for their eyecare needs. Our contact lens assessments are COVID-safe, and we take every precaution to make your visit as safe as possible. Contact any of our practices to find out more, or to book an appointment.