Are Contacts Really For Me?
There is a vast array of lenses available today and it can be very confusing knowing which to choose. McPherson Optometry 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, SynergEyes UK, 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 you receive lenses at regular intervals either to the practice or directly to your home . 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.
Types of Contact Lenses?
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 the fitting fee as well as lenses to take home and try for yourself. One follow up appointment wearing your lenses is also included.
Soft Daily Disposable Lenses
Gas Permeable Lenses
Soft Monthly/Fortnightly Disposable Lenses
Caring for Your Contact Lenses
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
These lenses are disposed of either once or twice a month. They are cleaned and stored in soaking solution in a lens case when not being worn.
Most commonly they are made from silicone hydrogel, a very comfortable material which has very high oxygen permeability and remains moist on the surface of the eye.
As the name suggests these are daily disposable contact lenses which are worn once and thrown away. These are generally issued in packs of 30 or 90 lenses in individual blister packs.
These are Rigid Gas Permeable lenses and the same pair of lenses are worn daily and removed overnight and generally replaced annually. When the lenses are removed, they are cleaned and stored in solution ready to put in again the next day.
Nocturnal lenses are worn overnight and removed in the morning leaving you able to see clearly without the aid of spectacles or contact lenses. These work best for prescriptions without any significant astigmatism between -1.00 and -4.00 although may be possible beyond these parameters.
Cosmetic Coloured Lenses
Why not enhance your eyes with contact lenses. Choose from coloured lenses to either accentuate or change your eye colour? Cosmetic lenses are also available to enhance the limbal ring around your eye which adds sparkle or shimmer.
Prosthetic contact lenses are specially made and individually hand painted. These are usually fitted following trauma or injury to improve the cosmetic appearance.