Contact Lenses

At Roots Opticians, we specialize in personalized fittings, ensuring maximum comfort and visual clarity for every occasion. Plus, with a variety of lens options available, you can effortlessly switch up your look for a fresh and dynamic appearance. Embrace versatility and convenience with contact lenses from Roots Opticians, and step into a world of endless possibilities.
Contact Lenses

Unveil a world of possibilities with contact lenses from Roots Opticians. Say 'I do' with confidence on your wedding day, or score that winning goal with precision on the sports field. Whether it's a social gathering or a special event, contact lenses offer unparalleled freedom and convenience. Experience clear vision without the hindrance of frames, allowing you to effortlessly transition from day to night.

Types of Contact Lenses Available at Roots Opticians

At Roots Opticians, we understand that every patient is unique, which is why we offer a wide range of contact lens options to suit your individual needs and lifestyle. Whether you're looking for daily disposables, extended wear lenses, or specialty lenses for specific eye conditions, we have the expertise and selection to find the perfect fit for you. Here are some of the types of contact lenses available at Roots Opticians:

1. Daily Disposable Lenses:

Daily disposable contact lenses are designed to be worn once and then discarded at the end of the day. They offer convenience and hygiene, as there is no need for cleaning or storage. Daily disposables are ideal for patients with busy lifestyles or those who prefer a hassle-free option.

2. Monthly Disposable Lenses:

Monthly disposable contact lenses are replaced on a monthly basis, offering a balance of convenience and cost-effectiveness. These lenses require daily cleaning and storage but provide excellent vision correction and comfort throughout the month.

3. Extended Wear Lenses:

Extended wear contact lenses are designed to be worn continuously for an extended period, typically up to several days or nights. These lenses are made from breathable materials that allow oxygen to reach the eyes, reducing the risk of discomfort and complications associated with overnight wear.

4. Toric Lenses for Astigmatism:

Toric contact lenses are specially designed to correct astigmatism, a common refractive error caused by irregularly shaped corneas. These lenses are available in a variety of options, including daily disposables and monthly disposables, to provide clear and stable vision for patients with astigmatism.

5. Multifocal Lenses:

Multifocal contact lenses are designed to correct presbyopia, a condition that affects near vision as we age. These lenses contain multiple prescription powers within the same lens, allowing for clear vision at all distances. Multifocal lenses are available in both daily and monthly disposable options.

6. Coloured Contact Lenses:

Coloured contact lenses are available in a variety of shades and designs to change or enhance the natural colour of your eyes. Whether you're looking for a subtle change or a bold new look, coloured contact lenses offer a fun and versatile option to express your personal style.

Dos and Don'ts of Wearing Contact Lenses

Contact lenses offer a convenient and comfortable alternative to glasses for correcting vision, but it's important to use them properly to ensure your eye health and comfort. At Roots Opticians, we're committed to providing you with the information and guidance you need to make the most of your contact lens experience. Here are some important dos and don'ts to keep in mind when wearing contact lenses:

Do:

1. Wash Your Hands: Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before handling your contact lenses. This helps prevent the transfer of bacteria and reduces the risk of eye infections.

2. Follow Cleaning Instructions: Clean and disinfect your contact lenses according to the instructions provided by your eye care professional. Use the recommended cleaning solution and avoid using water or saliva to clean your lenses.

3. Replace Your Lenses Regularly: Replace your contact lenses as recommended by your eye care professional, even if they feel comfortable. Wearing lenses beyond their recommended replacement schedule can increase the risk of eye infections and discomfort.

4. Store Lenses Properly: Store your contact lenses in a clean and dry contact lens case. Rinse the case with solution and let it air dry between uses. Avoid using tap water to store or rinse your lenses.

5. Remove Lenses Before Sleeping:Remove your contact lenses before going to sleep, unless they are approved for extended wear. Sleeping in lenses not intended for overnight wear can increase the risk of eye infections and complications.

Don't:

1. Wear Lenses Beyond Their Expiry Date: Do not wear contact lenses beyond their expiration date. Expired lenses may not provide proper vision correction and can increase the risk of eye infections.

2. Share Your Lenses: Avoid sharing your contact lenses with others, as this can spread bacteria and increase the risk of eye infections.

3. Wear Lenses in Water: Do not wear your contact lenses while swimming or showering, as water exposure can lead to eye infections and discomfort. Remove your lenses before any water-related activities.

4. Use Saline Solution for Cleaning: Do not use saline solution as a substitute for contact lens cleaning solution. Saline solution is not a disinfectant and will not effectively clean or disinfect your lenses.

5. Ignore Discomfort: If you experience any discomfort, redness, or irritation while wearing your contact lenses, remove them immediately and consult your eye care professional. Ignoring discomfort can lead to more serious eye problems.

By following these dos and don'ts of wearing contact lenses, you can enjoy clear vision and comfortable wear while minimizing the risk of eye complications. If you have any questions or concerns about your contact lenses, don't hesitate to reach out to our team at Roots Opticians. We're here to help you make the most of your contact lens experience!

Ready to experience the freedom and flexibility of contact lenses? Schedule a contact lens consultation with our experienced optometrists at Roots Opticians today. We'll work with you to determine the best type of contact lenses for your prescription, lifestyle, and preferences, ensuring clear vision and comfortable wear all day long.