You may want to be less dependent on your spectacles, use contact lenses for sport or simply want to be able to wear fashion sunglasses during the summer. Perhaps you have complex vision requirements due to corneal disease or following surgery and find spectacles don't provide quality vision. With such a varied array of contact lenses now available all of these possibilities have a solution.

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So how do we decide on a lens for you?

The majority of contact lenses fitted today are soft lenses made from a gel material combined with water and created ultra-thin. There are a number of different options and depending on your wearing schedule and vision needs we may recommend; 

  • Daily disposable lenses which are worn once then disposed. These provide the convenience and freshness of a new lens everyday without the need for cleaning products.
  • Reusable lenses which are worn, cleaned and reused for a recommended period of time, usually 2 weeks or a month. These maybe available in a wider range of prescriptions than daily disposable lenses.
  • Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses which are bespoke and allow us the flexibility to modify lens parameters to best suit your needs. We usually recommend replacing these on an annual basis.


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Is my prescription suitable?

The days of telling patients that they or their prescription are unsuitable for contact lenses are thankfully long gone. Manufacturers have provided us with an array of lenses in wide prescription ranges and in multiple materials and designs. We are able to correct long and short sight with single vision lenses, astigmatism with toric lenses and presbyopia with multifocals and blended vision. Whether you want contact lenses full time or recreationally and whether you are 9 or 90, we are happy to advise on the best contact lens option for you.

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Inserting & removing lenses

Here at Christopher Nixon Optometrists we always ensure that you are confident in handling your new contact lenses but it never hurts to have a little reminder! Please follow the link to a useful page fron Acuvue reminding us of the best practice in contact lens handling


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