New levels of comfort and convenience have dramatically changed the way we wear contact lenses. Today, it’s as easy as applying a coat of lipstick.
We at Burgun and Williams provide comprehensive training and support to all our contact lens wearers.
Once you have decided that you would like to try contact lenses and the Optometrist has confirmed that your prescription is suitable, we will arrange for one of our trained staff members to teach you the art of safely putting in and removing your contacts as well as the importance of caring for them correctly.
A one off fee covers all training, as many trial lenses as needed to find the best type of lens for each individual as well as ongoing support and advice. Contact lens wear requires more care and effort than spectacles. Because contact lenses are worn in direct contact with the eye, they affect the way the eyes function, and, as a result, contact lens wear carries certain risks. These risks can be minimised by taking care of the lenses properly. By regularly cleaning your lenses, potentially harmful deposits will be removed. These lens deposits can cause irritation or discomfort, blurred vision, and may eventually cause significant eye problems such as corneal ulcers and loss of vision.
Since their introduction in the late 1980’s disposable contact lenses have grown in usage to now make up the major part of the contact lens market. Because they are easier to clean and maintain they create a much healthier environment for the eye. Over time the range of powers and materials has grown to allow almost all options to be catered for.
Ask about trailing contacts today, we offer outstanding value. We also have a selection of low vision aids and sporting accessories available.
Short / Long Sighted:
If your prescription ranges between +10.00 to -15.00 then you are able to get disposable lenses that fully correct your vision.
These lenses are suitable to be worn all the time or can be used for specific roles such as sport or work where glasses create unnecessary problems.
Our practice is able to fit ALL brands of contact lenses. These lenses usually come with a handling tint or coloured lenses can also be worn.
Bifocal / Multifocal:
The most recent addition to the disposable contact lens options. Suitable for those people who have been wearing contact lenses and start to find thier reading difficult and do not want the hassle of putting reading glasses on over the top of their contact lenses. Also suitable for those people presently wearing bifocal glasses who would like for social occasions not to have to wear glasses.
The most recent addition to the disposable contact lens options. Suitable for those people who have been wearing contact lenses and start to find their reading difficult and do not want the hassle of putting reading glasses on over the top of their contact lenses. Also suitable for those people presently wearing bifocal glasses who would like for social occasions not to have to wear glasses.
These lenses are suited to those patients that want to completely eliminate the need to clean and maintain contact lenses by disposing of after each wear. Are also suitable for people who may only want to wear contact lenses maybe once a week and therefore would like the simplest option.
Custom Made Soft Contact Lenses:
Before disposable contact lenses came onto the market ALL soft lenses where custom made. Still used to correct all prescriptions but more commonly used to correct difficult prescriptions such as those patients with high levels of Astigmatism or those patients with eye shapes who find disposable lenses uncomfortable to wear. These lenses can be tinted to any colour or design. Custom-made Bifocal lenses are also available which come with a money back warranty if the patient is unable to successfully wear them.
Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses:
These where the first type of lenses to be commercially available. New materials continue to be developed to attempt to create an optimum environment for the eye. These lenses can be used to correct any type of prescription and because the lens materials tend to be less reactive to tear chemistry. They are easier to maintain than soft lenses.Their most important use is in correcting those patients with keratoconus and cannot obtain satisfactory vision with either glasses or contact lenses.
This type of disposable lens can come with or without prescription so that you can indulge your fantasies to create wild and dramatic colour changes to suit your every mood.
Up to 80% of patients with Astigmatism can now successfully be fitted with disposable contact lenses. Therefore patients with Astigmatism can now enjoy the convenience and comfort previously only enjoyed by patients without Astigmatism.
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These lenses are suited for people who don’t want to wear glasses. Orthokeratology (Ortho-k) lenses are hard plastic contact lenses that are worn overnight to mould the front surface of the eye, giving clear vision throughout the day. Similar to a dental retainer, when worn regularly they allow you to see freely with the naked eyes during the daytime.