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Find Your Perfect Contact Lenses at Melton Optical
Tired of dealing with glasses that constantly slip down your nose or obstruct your peripheral vision? Ready to experience the freedom and convenience of contact lenses? Then – look no further.
At Melton Optical, we will guide you through the process so you get the perfect contact lens for your unique eye needs.
There is a vast range of contact lenses available including disposable daily, fortnightly or monthly lenses, disposable toric lenses for astigmatism, disposable multifocal lenses, extended or overnight wear contact lenses and custom-made lenses. Hard contact lenses are also available for more complex prescriptions. We have all the major brands ACL, Alcon, Bausch & Lomb, Coopervision, Gelflex and Johnson & Johnson.
Our optometrists are well qualified to advise about the most suitable type of contact lenses for you. In most cases we are able to supply trial contact lenses free of charge, so you can be confident that the contact lenses prescribed will be suitable for you. We also stock a wide range of multipurpose cleaning, storage and disinfecting solutions, which makes caring for your contact lenses simple.
The prescribing of contact lenses requires further examinations to ensure optimum fit and vision as well as instructions regarding the handling and care.
Whether you have astigmatism, dry eyes, or are simply looking for a comfortable and convenient alternative to glasses there is likely to be a solution. With a wide range of options available, it can be overwhelming to navigate the world of contact lenses. From understanding the different types of contact lenses to finding the right fit and prescription, our Optometrists at Melton Optical will advise on the perfect contact lens for your eyes.
Say goodbye to the hassles of glasses and hello to clear vision and enhanced comfort.
Understanding the Different Types of Contact Lenses
Contact lenses come in various types, each designed to meet specific eye conditions and individual preferences. It’s essential to understand the differences between these types to choose the one that suits you best.
Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
Daily disposable contact lenses are a popular choice for many contact lens wearers. As the name suggests, these lenses are designed to be worn for a single day and then discarded. They offer several benefits, including convenience and hygiene. With daily disposables, there’s no need for cleaning and storing solutions, making them ideal for those with busy lifestyles or sensitive eyes. Additionally, the risk of eye infections is significantly reduced since you’re using a fresh pair of lenses each day.
However, it’s worth noting that daily disposables may be more expensive in the long run compared to other types of lenses. If you’re on a tight budget, you may want to consider other options.
Extended Wear Contact Lenses
If you’re looking for contact lenses that can be worn continuously for an extended period, extended wear contact lenses might be the right choice for you. These lenses are designed to be worn overnight, allowing you to enjoy clear vision without the need for removal and cleaning.
Our Optometrists at Melton Optical will let you know if extended wear lenses are suitable for your eyes.
While some individuals can wear them without any issues, others may experience discomfort or an increased risk of eye infections. Our Optometrists will assess your eye health and provide guidance on the best course of action.
Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
If you have astigmatism, a common condition characterised by an irregularly shaped cornea, toric contact lenses are specifically designed to correct this refractive error. Unlike regular contact lenses, toric lenses have different powers in different meridians of the lens, allowing them to provide clear vision for individuals with astigmatism.
Toric lenses are available in both daily disposable and extended wear options. They come in various materials, including soft and rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses. Our Optometrists will determine the best type and fit for your specific needs.
Multifocal Contact Lenses for Presbyopia
Presbyopia is an age-related condition that affects near vision, making it difficult to focus on objects up close. If you’re experiencing presbyopia and require vision correction for both near and distance vision, multifocal contact lenses can be an excellent solution.
Multifocal lenses have different zones within the lens, allowing for clear vision at various distances. They come in both soft and RGP materials, and our Optometrists at Melton Optical will help you determine which type suits your eyes the best.
Specialised Contact Lenses for Specific Eye Conditions
In addition to the types mentioned above, there are specialised contact lenses designed to address specific eye conditions. These include lenses for individuals with dry eyes, keratoconus, or post-surgical needs.
If you have dry eyes, your eye care professional may recommend contact lenses with high water content or specific materials that retain moisture. For individuals with keratoconus, a condition characterised by a thinning and bulging cornea, specialised lenses known as scleral lenses can provide improved vision and comfort. Post-surgical lenses are designed to aid in the healing process after certain eye surgeries.
Factors to Consider When Choosing Contact Lenses
When choosing contact lenses, there are several factors you should consider to ensure a comfortable fit & optimal vision correction.
Prescription & Eye Health
The first and most crucial factor to consider is your prescription and overall eye health. Our Optometrists will perform a comprehensive eye examination to determine your specific vision correction needs and assess the health of your eyes. Based on the results, they will prescribe the appropriate contact lenses for you.
It’s essential to follow your Optometrist’s instructions regarding the type of contact lenses, wearing schedule, and replacement frequency to avoid any potential complications.
Comfort & Fit
Comfort and fit are vital when it comes to contact lenses. Ill-fitting lenses can cause discomfort, eye irritation, and even corneal abrasions. Your eye care professional will measure the curvature of your cornea and assess your tear film to ensure the lenses fit properly.
Additionally, the material of the contact lenses can affect comfort. Soft contact lenses are generally more comfortable to wear, especially for beginners. However, some individuals may find RGP lenses to be more suitable for their specific needs.
Lifestyle & Activities
Consider your lifestyle and activities when choosing contact lenses. If you have an active lifestyle or participate in sports, you may want to opt for lenses that offer stability during physical activities. Some lenses are designed to stay in place even during intense movements, providing clear vision without any disruptions.
Additionally, if you spend long hours in front of digital screens, you may want to consider lenses that provide additional moisture and reduce eye strain.
It’s essential to consider your budget when choosing contact lenses. Different types of lenses vary in cost, and factors such as wearing schedule and replacement frequency can also impact the overall expense.
Caring for your Contact Lens
Proper care and maintenance of contact lenses are crucial for preserving eye health and extending the lifespan of the lenses.
Cleaning and DisinfectionRegardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, proper cleaning and disinfection are essential. Our Optometrists will provide instructions on how to clean and disinfect your lenses using the appropriate solutions. It’s crucial to follow these instructions diligently to prevent the buildup of bacteria and debris on the lenses.
Storage & Replacement
Storing your contact lenses correctly is equally important. Always use a clean and sterile contact lens case, and replace it regularly to avoid contamination. Your eye care professional will guide you on the recommended replacement schedule for your lenses, ensuring they stay in optimal condition.
Avoiding Water Contact
It’s crucial to avoid contact between your contact lenses and water, including tap water, swimming pools, and hot tubs. Water can introduce harmful bacteria to your lenses, increasing the risk of eye infections. Always remove your lenses before swimming or engaging in any water-related activities.If you have been considering contact lenses, please call and make a booking with one of our optometrists to discuss the best options for you.
Embrace the freedom and convenience of contact lenses, and enjoy clear vision and enhanced comfort tailored to your unique eye needs.Reorder your contact lens today