Focus Eyecare

Contact lenses are suitable for most people, including children.

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Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses could be the feel good solution you’ve been looking for!

At Focus Eyecare we can help you get comfortable with contact lenses. Thanks to recent advancements in lens technology, contact lenses are suitable for most people, including children!

In fact, for certain eye conditions they can even be the recommended course of visual correction or treatment. We can advise when it might be appropriate to consider a transition towards contact lenses, especially if you live an active lifestyle.

Contact lenses today are made from materials which self lubricate and deliver high quantities of oxygen to the eye – so that they can be comfortably and safely worn for longer periods of time.

First Time Wearers

We understand that the thought of wearing contact lenses can be overwhelming for the first time, especially for children. We are experts in guiding you through the process. Your optometrist will discuss and fit you with contact lenses that are best for your visual needs, based on your lifestyle and what is best for your eyes.

Once you are successful with your trial, we will ensure you with the correct eye care practices for using your contact lenses optimally. Our Focus Eyecare Plan offers you great value, continued service as well as free eye exams and aftercare. Aftercare consultations with our practitioners will maintain your eye health and enhance your comfort as you continue to use contact lenses.

Types of Contact Lenses

Daily disposable

Want the ultimate, no fuss, Contact Lens? Choose daily disposables. There’s no cleaning, no hassle. Just pop in a new lens every day. And when the day’s over, take them out and pop them in the bin. They’re perfect for using now and again, and mixing it up with your glasses.

Reusable

Want to wear your Contact Lenses every day? Reusable lenses are the ones for you. They’re cost effective and easy to use. At the end of the day, place them into their case, along with their cleaning solution, and they’ll be ready to wear next the morning. Reusable lenses are also great for more complex prescriptions and conditions like astigmatism.

Extended wear

Rather not remove your Contact Lenses? Try Extended wear lenses. You can wear them for several days and nights before you need to change them and you won’t have to fiddle with inserting and removing them every day. They are extremely durable and offer high amounts of oxygen to keep your eyes looking healthy.

Toric

These are specially designed contact lenses prescribed to correct astigmatism. Toric lenses give you crisp, steady vision all day long, no matter what you are doing. Choose daily, two-weekly or monthly disposable options.

Multifocal

As we age gracefully, our eyes find it more difficult to focus on objects close up. This is called Presbyopia. For many people, this is the first time their sight noticeably alters. Now, as well as multifocal glasses, you can get multifocal contact lenses, too. These let you shift your vision between near and far, seamlessly.

Coloured

Fancy brighter blue eyes? Or dreamy chocolate eyes? Coloured contact lenses let you keep your prescription, but change your eye colour as often as you fancy!

Talk to our  to find out more about our full range of contact lenses. And if it’s time to have your eyes examined again, it’s easy to book online.

Myopia Management

What is myopia?

Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a condition that results in difficulty seeing distant objects clearly. Research has shown that the prevalence of myopia in the western world has increased from 20% to 40% in the past 25 years. In many Asian countries the prevalence is as high as 90%. It is estimated that half the world’s population will be myopic by 2050.

What causes myopia?

Myopia usually begins in childhood and is more common in children who have a myopic parent, although sometimes there is no family history. Other influencing factors are ethnicity, environment and spending increased amounts of time doing near tasks, including using smartphones, tablets and computers.

What are the risks of myopia?

The onset of myopia at an early age brings with it the likelihood of lifelong eyecare. Increasing levels of myopia are connected with a number of serious eye problems such as retinal detachment, cataract, glaucoma and macular diseases, with the risk of these becoming greater as the myopia increases. This is due to the eye becoming more elongated as it becomes more myopic. Just like a balloon becomes more translucent as you blow it up and the membrane is stretched, the eye’s membrane becomes thinner and more stretched as it becomes more myopic.

How can we reduce the chances of myopia?

A key part of any myopia management is to encourage children to spend more time outdoors – ideally 12 hours or more per week. Studies have shown that by increasing outdoor time in this way helps to prevent myopia onset and development.

MISIGHT® Lenses

Recently introduced to only a select few practices in the UK, MiSight® contact lenses are soft daily disposable lenses that significantly reduce the rate of myopia progression. It is worn through the day as a standard one day soft lens, for a minimum of six days a week.

According to the two year data from the ongoing European study, the unique optics of the MiSight® one day disposable lens have been proven to slow down myopia by 59% compared to the control group. This means that if fitted early enough with this lens, most children will end up with less than half the strength of myopia than if fitted with a conventional contact lens or spectacles.

 

Find out more

If you’re interested in discovering more about myopia control, have any questions or would like to book a consultation, call us on 0208 064 0786 or just pay us a visit.

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