Whatever your prescription, we can help you find the best contact lenses for your lifestyle, and the way you want to wear them.

If you are thinking about contact lenses for the first time you should find this guide to our range of lenses very useful.

Visioncare Medical Eye Centre are independent optometrists which means we can offer products from a huge range of manufacturers including the latest in contact lens materials and technology which may not yet be available to other opticians. This is just one of the reasons that we are regarded as a specialist contact lens centre.

At Visioncare, our fully qualified Optometrists will examine your eyes and determine their health and suitability for contact lens wear. We will then advise you on the best lenses for your requirements. This may be daily disposable lenses, monthly disposable, lenses to correct astigmatism, varifocal contact lenses or even contact lenses for reading. Whatever the type you choose, you can relax in the assurance of a level of service and professional care that is world class.

It may also be reassuring to know that we have been associated with Moorfields Eye Hospital (the senior partner still works at Moorfields), recognised by Johnson & Johnson as an Acuvue Centre of Excellence and a Visionary practice by Coopervision giving us access to the very latest products before they are available on general release. We regularly attend international contact lens conferences to ensure we are up to date with the latest techniques, developments, and products.

What about Children?

Children and teenagers can also be fitted with contact lenses even when their prescription is still changing – with disposable lenses this is no problem. The age at which a child can begin to wear lenses should be discussed with our optometrist as it will vary from child to child. Many children start with contact lenses at around the age of 9, however it is often possible to begin at an earlier age and there is evidence of contact lenses slowing down myopia.

Different types of contact lenses: