Contact Lenses

Premium Contact Lenses with Safarian and Simon

Our team of experts are committed to conducting a thorough assessment and consultation with each patient to determine their specific needs and lifestyle requirements.

We understand that contact lenses can be a convenient and practical alternative to glasses for various activities such as sports, social events, and vacations. Our flexible options provide lenses on an ad-hoc basis, ensuring that you always have the right number of lenses without any unnecessary waste.

As an independent optician, we offer an unbiased selection of lenses from various manufacturers, providing our clients with the widest range of options available rather than ‘white-labelled’ lenses supplied elsewhere.

Our exceptional track record in fitting contact lenses includes successful solutions for dryness problems, vision issues, and teaching proper insertion and removal techniques. Additionally, we are proactive in fitting soft contact lenses for young children to aid in myopia control since 2017 when they were first launched.

Man putting on contact lens

Types of Contact Lenses

Daily Disposable

Daily Disposables are quickly becoming the best modality in contact lens wear! By using a brand-new contact lens every day, your eye is much less likely to develop microbial infections (compared with traditional re-usable lenses). Daily Disposables enable comfortable & healthy contact lens wear all day every day.

Available for: Short Sight, Far Sight, Astigmatism, Multifocal

2 Weekly – Monthly

Great for full time wearers, reusable contact lenses have been around for many years and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. These contact lenses rely on greater care, as they must last up to 1 month but, they can be more cost effective when worn full time.

The wide range of reusable lenses means that they can be better for people with stronger prescriptions (which may not be available in a daily disposable). Modern reusable lenses tend to be made of silicon hydrogel materials, which enable more oxygen to the front of your eye, thereby allowing a longer wear time and even overnight wear – imagine waking up with clear vision!

Available for: Short Sight, Far Sight, Astigmatism, Multifocal

Toric (for Astigmatism)

Astigmatic prescriptions require a “toric” lens. These specialised lenses allow better accuracy at correcting the distortion that’s seen at all distances with an astigmatic eye. Toric lenses are now available in many varieties, including daily disposable, monthly reusable, traditional hydrogel, or breathable silicon hydrogel materials.

Available for: Short Sight, Far Sight, Astigmatism, Multifocal

Varifocal/Multifocal (for Presbyopia)
As our eyes age, the crystalline lens inside becomes harder and can no longer change shape to vary its focus. This means that after the age of 45-50, we all find that we need extra help adjusting our focus from distance to near.

These Multifocal contact lens options provide a stronger prescription for near, allowing you to read more comfortably without glasses, whilst maintaining great distance vision at the same time! They work differently to Multifocal spectacle lenses-so come and try them!

Orthokeratology

These are overnight hard lenses which you sleep in and can correct your short-sightedness for the following day.

You need to sleep with them in nightly but give a great alternative to laser eye surgery, those with challenges with soft lenses and used with children to help myopia control.

Rigid Gas Permeable
These are a mystic art and seldom taught at graduate level, however for many they are great to correct complex vision and high prescriptions.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral lenses are custom-made large-diameter rigid gas-permeable contact lenses designed to cover the entire corneal surface and rest on the sclera (white part of the eye). Scleral lenses pre-date other contact lenses so, although soft contact lenses are typically considered the standard, scleral lenses have a longer history.

They are a niche fitted lens due to the complexity of them but we have the right equipment for them. They are great for those with high astigmatism, irregular corneas, Keratoconus dry eyes, sports and post LAISK complications.

All other contact lenses fitting are undertaken using a corneal topography which creates a heat map of the corneal surface to ensure best fitting. We can also image the meibomian glands and assess dryness using the Topcon Myah to assess for dry eye treatment.

What contact lenses do Safarian & Simon fit?

We can fit all makes and types of lenses including:

  • Daily Disposable lenses
  • Two weekly and monthly lenses
  • Toric lenses for astigmatism
  • Varifocal lenses
  • Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses
  • Coloured Contact Lenses
  • Ortho-K
  • Keratoconus
  • Scleral lenses
Patient wearing contact lenses
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Are contact lenses better than glasses?

Choosing to wear glasses or contact lenses mostly depends on personal preference. Lifestyle, comfort, convenience, budget and aesthetics may all factor into your decision-making process.

Before deciding between contact lenses and glasses, keep in mind that one is not necessarily better than the other; each has its pros and cons in terms of vision, ease of use and eye health.

What are the advantages of contact lenses?

The curvature of the lens is designed to conform to the unique shape of your eye, providing a wider field of view and minimising visual distortions and obstructions.

If you’re an active person who enjoys playing sports or exercising, contact lenses won’t get in the way of your activities.

Contact lenses are not affected by weather conditions and won’t fog up in cold weather. This makes them a reliable choice for people who live in areas with fluctuating weather patterns.

For individuals with myopia, overnight orthokeratology (Ortho-k) lenses can temporarily reshape the cornea while you sleep, so you can wake up with clear vision the next day without the need for glasses or contacts.

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