When Covid hit the headlines in early 2020, it brought with it a seemingly endless barrage of medical myths from an army of ‘experts’. We may not have all the answers to protection and health in the face of the pandemic, but thankfully, when it comes to the myths around contact lenses, we can certainly set the record straight. All studies show that it’s perfectly safe to wear contact lenses and they don’t make it easier to catch Covid.
Did you know that contact lenses have been around for the best part of a century? Lenses have steadily become more and more popular over the last 40 years or so, with impressive advances in design and materials.
Recent developments in lens technology mean that they are now safer and more comfortable to wear, providing better oxygen flow, and offering suitability for almost all kinds of prescriptions and lifestyles.
Ultra-thin, soft disposable contact lenses can be worn on a daily or 2-weekly basis, and some lenses can even be worn continuously for up to 30 days. We offer these for short-sighted and long-sighted individuals, as well as those who have astigmatism or have varifocal prescriptions.
Find out about each of these in more detail here.
Why Choose Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses sit right on the surface of your eyes, and with no frames to obscure your vision or your natural features, they offer crystal clear, panoramic vision. They’re also simple and convenient to use – they won’t fog up in bad weather (or if wearing a face mask) and won’t easily fall out of your eyes, making them ideal for those of you with active lifestyles.
Contact lenses are also suitable for children and adults alike, providing a safe, stable, and cost-effective alternative to refractive surgery too.
As contact lens specialists with over 40 years’ experience, we’re proud to be able to offer a wide range of specialist lenses too, from gas permeable hard lenses for more complex prescriptions and lenses for keratoconus, to the revolutionary Transitions® contact lenses that use the same light intelligent technology as their range of glasses lens coatings.
We also fit Ortho K lenses for adults and children, which are designed to correct vision overnight so you can be free of specs or regular lenses during the day. These lenses have also been shown to slow or even stop the progression of shortsightedness in children and teenagers. We use our new WAM 800 to provide customised fitting data with impressive results. Patients have achieved really good vision straight away.
Contacts can be an integral part of styling a specific look too, we’ve even supplied special effect lenses for TV and the big screen!
If you’re considering trying out contact lenses but aren’t sure they’re right for you, we would be happy for you to contact our expert opticians in Clifton to discuss your options and arrange a Covid-safe contact lens consultation if necessary.
If you’re an existing wearer looking to purchase contact lenses in Bristol, you can do so with a valid prescription on our online shop and have them delivered to you door.
Whatever you decide, we’re here to make a difference to your vision and are looking forward to helping you on your contact lens journey!