See life from a new perspective when you choose from our assortment of glasses or contact lenses. Here at Vision Care Optometrists, we work with you to find the most suitable type of contact lenses that match both your lifestyle and budget. In addition to this, our experienced optometrists also create and dispense single vision and bifocal lenses for glasses. Accommodating all your needs, contact our professional optometrists at our practice in Oadby, Leicestershire, today to find out more about our services.
At Vision Care Optometrists, no prescription is too complicated to be made up and dispensed. We thrive on dispensing the best possible lenses regardless of whether your prescription is fairly standard or really complex. We can offer choices to suit all budgets:
Single Vision Lenses are dispensed for prescriptions that do not need an additional power added for close work.
Bifocals - Bifocal lenses are more convenient than separate pairs (for distance and near) they have a visible line on the lens and can be dispensed with the most appropriate width of reading area for your needs.
Varifocal Lenses – (the modern alternative to bifocal lenses). These are normally advised for people over the age of 40 to avoid the need of putting glasses on and off to read. Unlike bifocals, there isn’t a line on the lens but there is a gradual change in power as you look down through the lens, giving you clear vision at all distances.
Anti-reflection and Hard Coatings can be applied to most lenses to prevent uncomfortable glare that can be experienced when using computer screens, overhead fluorescent lights, and particularly oncoming car headlights at night. As plastic lenses are softer than glass, a hard coat is recommended to help prevent the lighter, every day scratches that can build up. However, nothing is completely scratch-proof.
Photochromic lenses often called transitions or reactolites, darken to a sunglasses tint when exposed to sunlight, or U/V ultraviolet, and return to a clear state when indoors, away from U/V light.
Thinner and Lighter lenses higher density materials are available to produce thin and light lenses for those with high prescriptions.
At Vision Care Optometrists, we have a wealth of experience in contact lenses and as an optician and contact lens specialist, we can guide you through the variety of lenses available to find you a type tailored to your lifestyle and needs.
Daily disposable lenses are used to correct all types of prescriptions from people with short and long sightedness as well as astigmatism. They are the most convenient and healthiest option with no need for any solutions. They are great for sports, social use or every-day.
Monthly lenses and two-weekly lenses come in all prescriptions. They are used during the day and then cleaned with the solution and stored in a contact lens case when not in use. They are great for people wanting a change to their glasses but who are also on a budget.
Astigmatism is common and can affect both adults and children. It is when your eye is shaped more like a rugby ball shape than a football shape which results in blurry or distorted vision at all distances. Contact lenses are available to correct this, they are called toric lenses. They come in both daily and reusable contact lenses.
As you get older the lens inside your eye becomes less flexible which makes it difficult to read, this is called presbyopia. We have the technology in contact lenses to correct this, with just the one lens allowing you to see both distance and up close!