With a combined 60-plus years of contact lens fitting experience, the optometrists at Dyson and Long can help you discover the freedom of successful contact lens wear. We fit a vast range of different lenses to suit your particular requirements, and can tailor a contact lens wear package to ensure your vision and lifestyle expectations are met.
There are many different types of contact lens available to the modern wearer, and your optometrist will discuss with you the most suitable for your needs, based on your vision correction, eye health, lifestyle and a range of other factors. You will also receive expert tuition on the handling and care of your lenses, to ensure safe and enjoyable lens wear for many years to come.
Some of the lens types fitted include:
Soft Disposable Lenses
By far the most popular class of contact lenses in the world, these lenses have revolutionized contact lens wear, offering comfortable, low maintenance and affordable lenses to a large proportion of the population. Lenses are available in 1-day, fortnightly, monthly and extended (overnight) wear materials, can correct the majority of prescriptions including astigmatism and even multifocal lenses.
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
A more specialized type of lens, these are custom-made lenses designed to precisely correct a patient’s unique eyes. They are often fitted where a soft lens offers inadequate vision or performance, or for unusually high or irregular prescriptions. These lenses require a high degree of skill to fit successfully, but can offer the wearer exception vision often exceeding that obtained with spectacles.
Mini Scleral Lenses
These are a larger type of rigid gas permeable lens, favoured by specialist contact lens fitters to correct certain abnormal eye types and eye diseases. Whilst challenging to design and fit, they can restore sight to eyes where often all else has failed. Your optometrist will advise you if you would benefit from such lenses – typically when an irregular or diseased cornea prevents successful vision correction with conventional spectacle or contact lenses.
This is a procedure for correcting eyesight by reshaping the surface of the cornea, using specially designed rigid lenses. These lenses are worn overnight whilst you sleep, and are removed during the day, offering lens-free corrected vision.
This is the perfect solution for those who do not wish to wear spectacles or contact lenses during the day, and who perhaps do not wish to have surgical correction for any number of reasons. Someone whose prescription continues to change is a typical example, and ortho-k lenses have even been shown to slow the progression of conditions such as myopia. Talk to your optometrist if you think Ortho-K might be of benefit to your lifestyle, and they will explain the procedure in more detail.