The Benefits of Contact Lenses

As much as they love wearing spectacles, we know that many of our customers find having to carry different types of specs for different activities and weather conditions a bit of a pain to say the least. We totally get how frustrating and inconvenient having to wear corrective lenses can be, especially during the summer months when we tend to be more mobile and active compared to the rest of the year.

If you’re anything like us, during the summer months we travel more and spend more time outside. And that can mean having to carry spectacles, prescription sunglasses and spares just in case! We always say you wouldn’t expect to wear one pair of shoes for all your activities, but it’s not always possible to do the same with glasses. Although we do our best to try to minimise it as much as possible for our customers’ lifestyles.

We really do love glasses at Respectacle Company, and we are very passionate about the collections we stock. But sometimes they are not the only solution for patients and the possibility of contact lenses should always be considered. Especially if you enjoy an active lifestyle.

You don’t have to be a continuous contact lens customer to benefit from the freedom that contact lenses can give you. Contact lenses can be worn to correct myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness), presbyopia (age-related reading problem) and astigmatism.

So what are the main benefits of wearing contacts lenses over prescription glasses?

  • You don’t have to carry so many different options.
  • Contact lenses give you a greater sense of freedom.
  • You can wear non-prescription sunglasses, which may give a lot more choice.
  • Contact lenses don’t fog up like glasses do.
  • No frames to obstruct your vision.
  • Great for playing sports and other physical activities.
  • And for many sports, contact lens wear is a safer option compared to glasses.

We supply contact lenses in Market Harborough and stock a range of well known brands, including Alcon contact lenses as we believe they offer a good all-round selection of lenses to meet our customers contact lens needs.

Alcon have a fabulous family of contact lenses, from monthly to extended wear and dailies, with a selection of materials and fits to accommodate the majority of contact lens wearers. Alcon also offer a unique system of ordering and receiving contact lens supplies which fits neatly into our busy lives.

As your contact lenses supplier, we can give you access to a direct online ordering system with Alcon, so your contact lenses will be delivered directly to an address of your choice. And because we control the contact lens type and prescription, there is no danger of ordering the wrong lenses. The system is so flexible we can remind you when you are due to change your monthly lenses and when your contact lens after care appointment is due.

You can order whenever you want to and best of all, you won’t be tied to a monthly direct debit, ending up with a stock pile of contact lenses, only for your prescription to change. And you don’t have to find time to come into the store to collect your contact lens supply during our opening hours either. Ordering your contact lenses couldn’t be easier. We think the flexibility and freedom of this contact lens ordering system is just right for our customers.

So whether you’re into rock climbing, sailing, mountain biking or playing tennis, perhaps it’s time to consider contact lenses to give you more flexibility and freedom. You never know, it may even improve your game!

If you are looking for contact lenses in Market Harborough, pop into our store and we can arrange a free contact lens trial for you. You can also book an appointment for a contact lens assessment by calling 01858 433 577.