Many of our patients come to us because they have tried contact lenses previously and haven’t been successful. Here we can explain some of the reasons why contact lenses might not have worked for you previously, and how we can help.
What causes unsuccessful contact lens experiences?
- Older and outdated materials – Contact lens technology is constantly changing; in previous years, you may have found that your eyes were too sensitive to withstand the harsher materials. Modern soft contact lenses are designed to mimic the surface of the eye, so they stay comfortable and lubricated for longer.
- Problems adapting to the prescription – It can be really stressful trying to focus through lenses that aren’t really working for you and sometimes the prescription in your contact lenses may need tweaking to adapt to your environment beyond the testing room. This is why it’s really important that you attend your follow up checks, and why we aim to book you in within two weeks of your initial fitting to make sure adjustments are made as quickly as possible.
- Problems with the fit of the lens – The complexity of contact lenses means that they require a short period to settle in to the natural curves of your eye. The shape of your eye also changes with time, which is why your contact lenses and glasses need to be updated regularly.
Due to the wide range of lenses we have available, and our years of experience of fitting all types of lenses to all types of eyes, we are confident that we will be able to provide the best vision and comfort possible for you.