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Looking for contact lens advice?

People who buy contact lenses online often regret it. Every eye and prescription requirement can differ slightly. To guarantee optimal vision correction, eye comfort and the dispensing of high-quality contact lenses, it’s always best to visit your local optician.

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Wood Street Optical will ensure your eye health is checked and monitored. If you need advice or experience any problems, our team are always there to advise you, with a premium personal aftercare service provided for you, our customer.

Quality contact lenses

Using low-quality contact lenses can lead to eye irritation and dryness, which may prevent you from wearing them for as long as you need. Additionally, these substandard lenses can be difficult to remove, causing unnecessary discomfort.

At Wood Street Optical, we offer a wide selection of high-quality contact lenses from various top brands, also available through our subscription services. Our lenses are designed for quick insertion and easy removal, allowing for all-day comfort. This not only provides greater convenience and comfort but also helps protect your eye health.

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Avoid the pitfalls of buying contact lenses online

Although buying contact lenses online is possible, there are many risks attached to this. Without a thorough eye test, you could end up buying an incorrect prescription, which will just waste money and result in you buying twice.

Online purchases don’t usually provide a guarantee and for hygiene reasons, cannot be returned, so it’s important that you get it right first time. With advice from our team, you can be confident that the correct product for you and your lifestyle will always be recommended.

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Contact lens fitting

If you’re not used to inserting contact lenses, it can be quite daunting. Touching your eye is something many people are nervous about initially. This is completely normal, as it is possible to accidentally scratch the surface of your eye and cause an infection if it’s not done carefully.

Our team have helped many patients become more familiar with inserting their contact lenses and provided advice on the best way in which to remove them too. With our expert advice it won’t take you long to become confident with regularly using contact lenses.

Types of contact lenses

From their invention in the late 1800’s, contact lenses have become far more advanced and there are many types now available on the market. It can be quite confusing to decide which are the best ones for you, but don’t worry, at Wood Street Optical, we’re here to help you.

Daily disposables

These are the most popular type of contact lenses on the market, designed to be worn once then thrown away. They’re ideal if you have a busy lifestyle, with no time for a cleaning and disinfection routine. They tend to be more hygienic and can reduce the chance of eye infections.

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Specialist contact lenses

Contact lenses can also be used to correct eye conditions, such as macular degeneration, astigmatism and presbyopia. There are so many corrective contact lens technologies available, that it’s always best to pop in for a free consultation.

Multi-coloured contact lenses

Coloured contact lenses

These are now quite popular for cosmetic reasons. They can enhance your existing eye colour or change your eye colour completely. A wide range of colours and designs are available. You could even have a different colour to match your outfit, which is great for special occasions.

Contact lens aftercare

Regular contact lens users are at high risk of eye infections, because the surface of your eye is covered for long periods of time. By having regular checkups locally and even an OCT scan, you can be sure that any eye health issues will be identified quickly.

Contact lens technology

With such advancements in technology, the future of contact lenses has never been so exciting. Available in soft and rigid gas-permeable materials, there are many types available now and being developed for the future.

These include toric contact lenses, multifocal contact lenses, extended-wear contact lenses, hybrid contact lenses, orthokeratology lenses and even smart lenses – designed to monitor various health metrics.

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