Contact lenses are a great addition to your eye look and the advances in contact lens technology, materials and design now mean more patients than ever can wear contact lenses.


We have a specialist interest in contact lenses and offer a wide choice of lenses to suit all visual needs and lifestyles.



Folowing an eye examination we can disguss when you would like to wear your contact lenses and then inform you about the best type of lenses to fit your wearing needs, prescription and budget. We will then get trial lenses in and book you in for a contact lens trial. We will teach you how to handle your lenses, cleaning regimes and check the vision and fit. If that has all gone well you can leave wearing your new contact lenses, returning 2 weeks later where we check how you've got on.



Lens Types


Daily Disposable


These lenses are great for occasional contact lens wearers, sports or special occasions. they offer excellent hygene as a new lens is used each wear so problems such as protein build-up or allergies are reduced.

They are available for longsighted, shortsighted, presbyopic and toric prescriptions.



Monthly lenses



These lenses are re-used each day being stored and cleaned using contact lens solution overnight they are then disgarded after 1 month. They are ideal for wearers who use their lenses more often. another advantage is that they are available in a wider range of power choices than daily lenses. Again they are suitable for shortsighted, longsighted, presbyopic and toric prescriptions.



Multifocal lenses



This is the area of contact lens technology which has made significant advances in recent years. These lenses give good distance vision as well as usable eading vision. Ideal for social use, shopping etc.



Toric lenses for astigmatism


If you have a more complex prescription with a cylinder aspect to your prescription, contact lenses are available in daily or monthly options.



Contact lens materials



Soft lenses


This is the most common material for modern contact lenses as it usually gives immediate comfort on fitting.



Silicone hydrogel lenses


These lenses are very fashionable as a contact lens material as they claim to improve comfort and eye health.



Gas permeable hard lenses


Optically these lenses are better than some soft lenses, however, they don't offer the initial comfort of soft lenses and do take some getting used to. Once the eyes have adapted though these lenses they can be a great contact lens material.




L. Thompson Optometrists Ltd.



Congleton Eye Care Centre

5-7 West Street



CW12 1JN

Tel: 01260 270941



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