If there are ever times when you want to be able to see without wearing your glasses, contact lenses are the answer. We believe that there is a suitable contact lens for almost everyone who needs a prescription and doesn’t want to wear glasses full time.
Contact lenses are available for myopia (short sightedness), hyperopia (long sightedness), astigmatism (rugby ball shaped eyes) and presbyopia (a prescription for reading which is different to your long distance vision). Also coloured lenses……
Hammond and Dummer is an independent optician and so we are not limited to using particular brands of contact lenses. We have access to a huge range of contact lens manufacturers to enable us find the right lens to meet your needs.
There are many different types of contact lenses available today; from annual gas permeable and scleral lenses to daily disposables, and everything between. With some custom lenses available to +/-30.00D, even the highest prescriptions can be accommodated.
Alongside the standard contact lenses that are available we are able to offer something a little more specialised if you need them. We work with many patients with keratoconus to find them the best visual solution for their needs. We also can provide prosthetic cosmetic contact lenses; custom made lenses used to disguise scarring and ocular disfigurement or to black out the vision in an eye causing double vision or distortions that cannot be adapted to, all while making the eye look as natural as possible.
Colour is not just used cosmetically in contact lenses; it can also be used to aid visual perception. ChromaGen™ contact lenses are used to help colour deficient patients have enhanced colour perception (i.e. allow them to see the difference in shades of colours that they previously would have seen all as the same colour). Plus, realistic improvement in reading ability for patients with reading disorders and for people who are affected by symptoms of visual stress.
Myopia (short sightedness) is increasing worldwide, and while being myopia is inconvenient to some, to others with highly myopic eyes it puts them at a greater risk of other conditions such as retinal detachments and glaucoma. At this present time there is no cure for myopia but there is much research into myopia control in childhood while the eyes are still growing. So far the greatest effect available in the UK has been found to be by the application of a gas permeable contact lens worn overnight to gently reshape the front of the eye; this is known as Orthokeratology.
Orthokeratology lenses are worn overnight and once removed, in the morning you have crisp vision all day without the need for glasses or other types of contact lens. As well as potentially slowing myopia progression, the use of these lenses means that your child is then free to do all activities/sports during the day without being hindered by their sight, also you don’t have to worry about them breaking or losing their glasses or contact lenses. Orthokeratology is just as useful to a short sighted adult; you can still benefit from clear daytime vision without glasses or contact lenses with the use of these lenses.
Please contact us on 01908 695395 to book an appointment or for further information.