The fact is that most people CAN wear contact lenses. For those with busy or active lifestyles, wearing contact lenses can have a big a positive impact on day to day life.

Just as we now laugh at how big and bulky mobile telephones used to be…. So has contact lens technology moved on in the same way! Ease of use and comfort factor have improved in leaps and bounds over the last decade, along with a vast improvement in the range available.

Our Daily Disposable lenses start at £11.85 for 30 lenses but we also do a vast array of lenses that you clean every night and also some types of lenses that you can sleep in.

Phone us or call in for a trial to try or re-try contact lenses for a ‘new you’

Contact lenses and Children

A common question many parents have about contact lenses and children is  ‘When is my child old enough to wear contact lenses?’

Contact lenses can do wonders for some children’s self-esteem.  Many children don’t like the way they look in glasses and become very self conscious about their appearance because of them.  Wearing contact lenses can often elevate how they feel about themselves and improve their self confidence.  Sometimes, even their school performance and participation in social activities improves after they switch to contact lenses.

Physically, your child’s eyes can tolerate contact lenses at a very young age.  Some babies are fitted with contact lenses due to eye conditions present at birth.  In a recent study that involved fitting nearsighted children of ages 8-11 with one-day disposable contact lenses, 90% had no trouble applying or removing the contacts without assistance from their parents

A matter of maturity

So the important question is whether or not your child is mature enough to insert, remove and take care of their contact lenses.  How they handle other responsibilities at home will give you a clue.  If your child has poor grooming habits and needs frequent reminders to perform everyday chores, they may not be ready for the responsibility of wearing and caring for contact lenses.  If they are conscientious and handle these things well, they may be excellent candidates for contact lens wear, regardless of their age.

Contact lenses for sports

Many children are active in sports.  Contact lenses offer several advantages over glasses for these activities.  Contacts don’t fog up, get streaked with perspiration or get knocked off like glasses can.  They also provide better peripheral vision than glasses, which is important for nearly every sport.  There are even contact lenses with special tints to help your child see the ball easier.

Don’t push contact lenses on to your children

Motivation is often the most important factor in determining whether your son or daughter will be successful contact lens wearer.  If you wear contact lenses yourself and love them, that still doesn’t mean they are the right choice for your child. Some children like wearing glasses and have no desire to wear contact lenses.

We can usually tell at your childs contact lens consultation if they really want to wear contact lenses. If it appears that they would rather stay in glasses, we will certainly respect their decision and you should too.

Sometimes it’s just a matter of timing.  Often, a child may feel they don’t want contacts, but a year or two later they do.

When you and your child agree its time for contacts, we welcome the opportunity to help children of all ages enjoy wearing contact lenses.

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