Our specialist fitting abilities include:
Options to correct irregular corneas including keratoconus, corneal grafts and high astigmatism, when unable to do so with conventional lenses, include specialist soft lenses, corneal lenses and scleral lenses. There are pros and cons to all of these and we’re comfortable in fitting all types. This means we can help find the most suitable option for the individual.
This is a suitable correction for low degrees of short-sight of up to -5.50. It involves wearing a contact lens overnight which gently re-shapes the eye and corrects the vision. It is removed on waking and the individual then has normal vision for the day.
Myopia (short-sightedness) is becoming more and more common. There are a variety of causes for this, including genetics and environmental factors (more prolonged periods on screens with regular breaks). High myopia carries an increased risk of developing ocular disease and so it is very important to try and slow down the progression when myopia begins. There are different ways that this can be achieved. One way is using ortho K lenses (see above) providing spectacle-free vision during the day.
There are also now daily disposable contact lenses (https://coopervision.co.uk/misight) and monthly contact lenses (https://markennovy.com/our_products/mylo) that can also be prescribed to help slow things down. Your optometrist will discuss these options with you but please contact us if you’d like more information.