Contact lenses – your new look for summer?

As a glasses wearer, have you ever considered switching over to contact lenses? With summer now here, contact lenses can provide the freedom and flexibility to be as active or adventurous as you like. Read on to discover some of the benefits of wearing contact lenses, as well as our top contact lens recommendations.

Why wear contact lenses?

While we love glasses as a great, functional accessory for expressing style, contact lenses provide their own benefits. To start with, they’re ideal for those who have an active lifestyle or enjoy playing sports. When you wear contact lenses, you don’t have to worry about breaking your glasses or dealing with them sliding down your nose.

They’re also beneficial when driving. Compared to glasses, they offer a full field of vision, free from visual obstructions that the sides of your glasses frames can sometimes present.

Finally, contact lenses allow you to keep your natural look without having to think about coordinating your outfit with your frames.

Our contact lens recommendations

Thanks to modern technology, contact lenses are suitable for most prescriptions. With so many types of contact lenses out there, there’s something for nearly every prescription, age, and lifestyle. But which contact lenses are best for you?

We recommend daily disposables for people with dry eyes or with active lifestyles who may find it difficult to commit to contact lens care. These are also ideal for those of you with lower prescriptions.

2 weekly and monthly lenses are a great choice for those with stronger prescriptions. Though they rely on greater care, as they require cleaning with contact lens solution and are stored in a contact lens case every day when you remove them, they’re more cost-effective than dailies when worn full time.

Finally, toric lenses are best for those with astigmatism. Astigmatism is when your eyes are shaped more like a rugby ball than a sphere, which can cause vision distortion. These specialised lenses provide better accuracy at correcting this.

The best of both worlds

If you’re torn between wearing contact lenses and glasses, why not enjoy the best of both worlds? Investing in contact lenses doesn’t have to be a full-time switch – it also gives you the choice to switch between the two wherever you want to. For example, you may want to wear your glasses daily but switch to contact lenses for special occasions, or when exercising.

Contact your trusted opticians serving the Kensal Rise and Queen’s Park areas

If you’re interested in switching to contact lenses, please don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more – we’ll be able to advise you on our contact lens consultation and fitting process and more, for your peace of mind.