Finding the right lenses for your prescription
Your contact lens prescription will not be the same as your glasses prescription, so you’ll need to have a separate contact lens assessment to determine what kind of prescription you’d need. This will detail the base curve and diameter of the lens, what kind of material or brand to use, and how long the prescription will last.
If you’re worried that your prescription is too low or too high for contact lenses, come and have a chat with us in store. Our opticians will be able to advise which lenses are available to you.
Multifocal or varifocal contact lenses
If you normally wear bifocal or varifocal glasses, you can also wear contact lenses suited to your vision needs. Varifocal contact lenses (also known as multifocals) can help you easily switch between prescriptions, from near, to far, and in-between – without the need for additional glasses.
They provide ‘real world’ vision, which is great for days when you don’t want to wear glasses, or they can be worn every day.
Toric contact lenses for astigmatism
Many glasses wearers will have astigmatism – it’s a very common condition that occurs when the cornea or lens of the eye is shaped more like the curve of a rugby ball, rather than the perfect curvature of a football. This causes blurry vision, as the light is unable to focus properly within the eye.
Toric lenses are shaped to suit this different eye curvature and allows people with astigmatism to focus, like you would with standard contact lenses.
How can I get toric contact lenses?
Like any contact lens, your optician will be able to prescribe the right lens for your vision and eye shape. If you have astigmatism and you’d like to try contact lenses, pop into store to discuss with your optician, or start a free trial.