Are contact lenses suitable for me?
Lenses are suitable for many people, including you!
You could choose to wear them as often as you want to – maybe just a couple of times a week for social use or for sports, or you can wear them on a daily basis. There are even have new lenses that will correct your vision while you sleep, eliminating the need for glasses!
Can children wear contact lenses?
Absolutely! They can be suitable for almost all types of prescription and for all types of people, whatever their age! At Hammond Opticians our youngest client we have successfully fitted contact lenses to was 6 and our oldest 86!
Who can fit my contact lenses?
Always see a qualified professional
Contact lenses can only be fitted by a registered optometrist, a suitably qualified dispensing optician or a medical practitioner in the UK.
Never wear contact lenses that haven’t been correctly assessed and fitted by a registered eyecare professional.
What sort of contact lenses are there?
There are now many choices of lens types.
There are many different types of contact lenses. The main categories are Day Lenses (these are worn during the day) and Night Lenses (worn as you sleep). They can be made from different materials: soft, hard (RGP) and hybrid (a mixture of the two).
Contact lenses can be used to correct different types of sight weakness (short & long-sightedness, astigmatism etc), as well as control myopia and treat certain eye diseases.