Are Contact Lenses for me?

Are Contact Lenses for me?

The range of contact lenses fitted by McPherson Optometry is vast; as an independent optometry practice we can source lenses from any laboratory worldwide.




Dailies are easy to wear and provide excellent comfort. 

Many wearers are surprised by how comfortable a modern soft lens is to have in the eye.

Monthly/Fortnightly Lenses

Monthly/Fortnightly Lenses

These are usually silicone hydrogel lenses and the same pair of lenses are changed either once or twice a month and then discarded.

Specialist Lenses

Specialist Lenses

We supply and fit many specialist lenses including:

  • cosmetic
  • prosthetic
  • nocturnal
Are contacts really for me?

Are contacts really for me?

There has never been a better time to ask 'are contact lenses for me?'

There is a vast array of lenses available today and it can be very confusing knowing which to choose.   At McPherson Optometry we can help guide you to the best lenses for your needs, whether you want to wear lenses full time, just for special occasions or for sporting or medical reasons there is a lens out there for you.

We can source lenses from any laboratory and regularly use Alcon, Johnson & Johnson Acuvue, CooperVision, No 7 Contact Lens Laboratory, Scotlens, Cantor & Nissel and Ultravision.

Once you are happy with your lenses we can take the hassle out of re-ordering before you run out.  We operate a Care Scheme whereby we can issue lenses at regular intervals either to the practice or directly to you .  Choose from as little as 10 daily disposable lenses a month through to full time wear.  We even include your fees for appointments and discounts on complete spectacles and sunglasses.

Contact Lens Process

Ready to try Contact Lenses?

Free Trial

At McPherson Optometry we are currently offering free trials of disposable soft contact lenses and unlike some other practices this means a completely free trial and covers fitting fees as well as lenses to take home and try for yourself.

Eye Health and Prescription

NHS Eye Examination

Before wearing contact lenses for the first time, it is important to have a full eye examination to establish an accurate spectacle prescription and ensure the health of your eyes. In most cases this can be undertaken free of charge as the costs are covered by the NHS in Scotland.

First Appointment

Assessment and recommendation

An appointment is arranged for a contact lens fitting and at this appointment, further measurements of the eyes are taken and the various contact lens options are discussed. Trial lenses are then placed on the eye and assessed for best fitting. You are given tuition as to the insertion and removal of lenses and are given ample time to practice the techniques. If the lenses are not single use daily disposable lenses, lens care solutions are explained. You are then given the recommended lenses to take away and try at home. This appointment generally lasts an hour.

Follow-Up Appointment

How are you getting on?

A follow up appointment is arranged for a week or two later to see how you are getting on.

Care Scheme

As a contact lens wearer you want to ensure that you are getting not only the best product for your eyes, but also the best care to maintain your vision and  eye health.  With the Care Scheme not only will you be sent a reminder when you are due a check-up but a regular supply of lenses can be arranged automatically and can even be delivered to your door!  In addition all your appointments throughout the year are covered as well as a 20% discount on complete spectacles or sunglasses. 


View our Care Scheme Leaflet
Care Scheme

Come find us

To visit McPherson Optometry...

By Car:

Frederick Street Pay & Display Car Park AB24 5HY

Shiprow NCP Car Park  AB11 5BY

By Bus:

St Andrew's Cathedral 13, 15, 23 & X40

Castle Street 1 & 2

Adelphi 23, 60, 61, 62, 63, 67, 68, 290, 291, 727, X60, X62, X67 & X68

  • McPherson Optometry, 23 King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AA
  • 01224 647734
  •       Opening Hours

    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 09:00 – 17:30
    • Thursday: 09:00 – 19:00
    • Saturday: 09:00 – 16:00
    • Public Holidays: 09:00 – 16:00

    The Practice will open at 10:00 on the last Friday of every month due to staff training