A ‘soft contact lens’ which is used once and then disposed of at the end of the day.
Contact lenses to suit your lifestyle
Different types of contact lenses are available to correct various eye conditions
and suit different lifestyles, but they can broadly be grouped into:
Contact Lenses For Children
Nowadays contact lenses often represent a very suitable option for children as they get older. We recommend contact lenses for part-time use, particularly when children are participating in sport, physical activities, singing or performing. The latest technology in contact lenses, the Myopic Correction Lens, also known as the “overnight lens” can be used by children from the age of ten onwards. These remarkable new lenses mean that children could benefit from not needing any glasses or lenses during the day and yet still have great vision. This has been shown to lead to improvements in confidence and sporting ability for many children needing eyesight correction.
NaturalVue Daily Disposable Lenses
for Myopia Management
NaturalVue® contact lenses are soft daily disposable lenses that can be used in children and adults. They have been shown to significantly reduce the rate of myopia progression in children and are worn through the day similar to standard one day soft lenses. It is recommended that they are worn for a minimum of six days a week.
Recent studies have shown that using NaturalVue lenses can be clinically effective for myopia progression control. This means that if your child is fitted early enough with this lens, there is a strong chance that they will end up with less than half the strength of myopia than if fitted with a conventional contact lens or spectacles.
NaturalVue contact lenses are very comfortable to wear and completely safe for children from the age of 7 years (with parental support). Once fitted, our expert contact lens practitioners will arrange a care plan for your child to ensure that they continue to use them safely and successfully. Best of all, by being part of our iComplete member plan, all consultations are free of charge.
Correct your eyesight while you sleep
Orthokeratology, or Ortho K, is a corrective system that involves wearing specially designed contact lenses overnight. It is also known as “overnight correction therapy”.
How does it work?
Ortho K uses a hard gas permeable lens. This lens gently reshapes the surface of the front of the eye (cornea), correcting your sight while you sleep. The next morning, you simply remove the lenses, giving natural, crisp vision all day long.
The big advantage of Ortho K is that you don’t need to wear corrective lenses, either glasses or contact lenses, during the day. If you have an active lifestyle, particularly taking part in contact or water sports on a regular basis, it can be especially useful.
Who can use Ortho K lenses?
Orthokeratology is usually prescribed for one of three purposes:
- To correct refractive errors in the eye (myopia and astigmatism). Ortho K lenses can also be used to correct presbyopia in some cases.
- To slow the progression of childhood myopia.
- As an alternative to laser eye surgery
The safe alternative to laser eye surgery.
Using specialised night lenses we are now able to offer a safe non-surgical process that uses advanced scientific knowledge coupled with precision technology to gently reshape the front of your eye (cornea) while you sleep.
When you wake up, the nocturnal contact lenses will have corrected the weakness in the focusing of your eye – which means that you won’t have to wear spectacles or contact lenses during the day to see clearly.
Ortho K night lenses are designed by our in-house contact lens specialists and then engineered into advanced customised lenses that actively correct your eyesight as you sleep. By providing the desired results literally overnight, night lenses offer huge benefits to people in specific areas of employment where spectacles or conventional contact lenses can be an inconvenience, such as driving, flying and construction.
The best of both worlds…
No contact lenses mean no problems from hayfever, dryness or discomfort – leaving you free to focus on enjoying a modern, active lifestyle
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What our customers say…
I am new to Hammond Opticians, having found them through their website last year when I felt that my old contact lenses weren’t right for me any longer. I was impressed when I first went to the practice and immediately made to feel welcome.
Mr. Lakhani was very professional and explained each stage of the process needed to fit me with new contact lenses. The new lenses were perfect – they were far more comfortable than my old pair and I found that I no longer had my problems in seeing the dashboard in my car.
Overall I am very happy with the advice, service and products offered by Hammond Opticians and would thoroughly recommend them to friends and family and to anyone wishing to have an expert advice on contact lenses (especially gas permeable lenses).