contact lens consultations

Our contact lens consultations work in two ways:

First Time Users

  • Our optometrists will see you for an initial appointment where they will put contact lenses into your eyes and check your vision and the fit of them
  • The optometrist will send you away for several hours wearing the contact lenses and will ask you to come back later on where the vision and fit will be checked again
  • During this second appointment, if you are happy with the vision and and the comfort, the optometrist will teach you how to insert and remove the contact lenses yourself and you will be able to take some away to try at home for the next few days
  • Our optometrists will then see you for an 'end of trial' appointment after a few days to check everything over for a final time and to make sure you are confident with the insertion and removal of your contact lenses. The optometrist will then issue the prescription and you can order a supply 
  • Our optometrists will recommend that we see you routinely every 6 or 12 months so we can ensure you are getting the best possible vision and comfort from your contact lenses and that your eyes are healthy and are getting enough oxygen
  • Our optometrists will give you advice about contact lens wear and care and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions

Frequent Users

Our optometrists will see you for your routine consultation every 6 to 12 months. The consultation involves the following:

  • An assessment of your ocular health in relation to contact lens wear. The optometrist will look for any signs of complications as a result of wearing contact lenses, such as dry eyes or corneal abrasions
  • A discussion about your current eyesight requirements and other health and lifestyle issues which may be relevant
  • An assessment of your current contact lenses and their suitability, as well as some trial contact lenses should the optician recommend a change in brand or prescription
  • An assessment of your eyesight to determine how well you can see with your contact lenses. Optometrists use the 'Letter Chart'  which has letters of different sizes and is used to give a score of how well you can see
  • The optometrist uses lenses of different strengths to determine if your eyesight can be improved with a different prescription
  • Advice about contact lens wear and care and the opportunity for you to ask any questions