Contact lenses have become a popular choice for vision correction due to their convenience and natural feel. Whether you’re tired of wearing glasses or seeking an alternative for special occasions, contact lenses offer a simple and effective solution. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the basics of contact lenses, their benefits, and how to use them safely.
What are Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are thin, lightweight, and nearly invisible lenses that sit directly on the surface of your eyes. They work by correcting vision just like eyeglasses, but with the added benefit of providing a more natural field of view.
1. Eye Test
As long as you have a valid prescription that’s within the expiry date, you won’t need another Eye Test to get contact lenses. If you haven’t had a test in a while, it’s easy to book an appointment online. BOOK HERE
2. Initial Assessment
Whether you have your assessment straight after your Eye Test or you arrange one for another date, it will involve spending time with one of McGreals expert optometrists to ensure you have the correct contact lenses for your eyes and your lifestyle. We’ll also show you how to insert and remove your lenses, and how best to look after them.
To make sure the lenses we choose are the right ones for you, we’ll arrange a free trial, so you can get used to them and see how they feel.
3. Aftercare Check up
Your first checkup is free and should take place around two weeks after you’ve started wearing your new lenses. This is just to see how you’re getting on with them and to discuss any problems you may be having.