Contact lens options
At McCabe Opticians we are committed to providing high levels of clinical care, quality products and competitive prices for our patients. Being truly Independent we are able to supply all types and brands of contact lenses and are happy for you to continue with a particular brand when relocating to us.
Types of contact lens
Initial assessment and fitting
Before considering contact lenses, it is important that any prospective wearer has an up to date eye examination. The initial assessment itself is absolutely painless and includes a detailed examination of the front of the eyes, measurements of the curvature of both corneas, a discussion, and the choice of an initial lens type, chosen according to your lifestyle and requirements.
A trial gives you the chance to try contact lenses before deciding if they are appropriate for you. Our free trial is available with all forms of disposables, and includes the initial assessment and fitting, instruction on application, removal and aftercare, and a follow up visit.
FREE CONTACT LENS TRIAL
If you would like a free contact lens trial or if you are an existing contact lens wearer and would like us to supply you with contact lenses please contact us for further details
It is essential that all contact lens wearers receive regular contact lens check-ups to ensure minimum risk of complications. Following a successful trial/fitting, we recommend that you join our aftercare scheme. The aftercare scheme has been introduced to provide members with a comprehensive level of clinical benefits ensuring their future safety, comfort and quality of vision.
The risk of any complications or eye infections as a result of contact lens wear is extremely low and is usually the result of poor hygiene. Risk is also increased for smokers and for wearers who sleep or swim with their lenses in.
Your chance of developing a problem can be reduced by following some simple golden rules:
- Visit us regularly for check-ups
- Clean and disinfect your lenses exactly as advised
- Ensure your hands are clean when handling your lenses
- Replace your lenses regularly as directed
- Never rinse your lenses with tap water
- Don’t sleep in lenses unless you have extended wear lenses
- Don’t swim with contact lenses unless you are wearing watertight goggles
- Don’t wear your lenses if you are suffering from a heavy cold or flu
- Replace your lens case at least every month