Being an independent practice we have the freedom to fit and supply an extensive range of contact lenses from all types and brands.
Most people, with the right assistance are able to wear lenses. We will spend the time to help you learn how to put them in and take them out, and find the best type for your needs.
Soft lenses are suitable for almost anyone who wants to wear lenses. These are available as single-use daily disposable, fortnightly and monthly disposable lenses, and more specialist lenses that are designed to last for longer. You can also choose bifocal or multifocal/varifocal contact lenses. Soft contact lenses mould to shape of your eye so they are comfortable, flexible and ‘breathable’ for long periods of wear. They are a good choice for anyone wants to switch between contact lenses and glasses frequently. Brands we supply include: Alcon Dailies, Alcon Aqua Comfort Plus, J&J Acuvue Moist, Coopervision Myday and Bausch & Lomb Biotrue amongst others.
Hard lenses or Rigid Gas Permeable lenses do not mould to the shape of your eyes and so take a little more getting used to than soft ones. However, they may be more suitable for you if you have astigmatism. If you have a lot of astigmatism, ‘ordinary’ rigid lenses may be uncomfortable or fall out so special astigmatic (toric) contact lenses maybe needed.
Contact Lenses For Children
Some children feel self-conscious wearing glasses, while others find that they can get in the way when they are playing sports. At Scotts Opticians we think it is fine for children to wear contact lenses as long as they are able to insert and remove them, and can care for them themselves with minimal supervision
Some younger children may need to wear contact lenses for a specific eye condition. Our specialists undertake fitting contact lenses for myopia control in children for those at risk of becoming seriously short sighted. Trying to slow down how quickly myopia (short-sightedness) gets worse in children will also help reduce associated eye health risks . A number of treatments have been developed for this, including specially designed contact lenses such as Coopervision MiSight.
Contact lenses and their packaging are hard to recycle but a company which specialises in recycling hard-to-recycle materials, has provided Scotts Opticians with a recycling box for your used packaging and contact lenses to be recycled.
You can drop them in anytime during business hours.