Buying Contact Lenses

As a registered Optometrists, and members of the British Contact Lens Association and General Optical Council before fitting contact lenses, we will conduct a contact lens assessment, during which we will:

  • Discuss your visual and lifestyle requirements
  • Perform an eye examination to make sure your eyes are healthy, and to check if you’re a suitable candidate.
  • Take measurements of your eyes to ensure the best lens type, fit and vision, before trying lenses.

The length of time your fitting will take depends on your lens type and your eye health.  We will also show you how to handle and care for your lenses; therefore, the duration will vary amongst individuals.  Furthermore, you will be advised on when you should wear the lenses and how often you should replace them.  Don’t forget that, once fitted, you will need to have regular check-ups to make sure your eyes are healthy and to get the very best from your contact lenses.

We will issue you with a contact lens specification once your contact lens fitting is complete.  This includes the lens measurements, power, material and/or brand and indicates their expiry date. It also states the date you are due for your next scheduled contact lens check-up at McBride and McCreesh Opticians, the details of your Optometrist, and our practice address.

Please note; for young people under 16 years old, contact lenses can only be bought under the direct supervision of a registered optometrist, dispensing optician or medical practitioner.  Similar restrictions apply to anyone who is registered as blind or partially sighted.