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Contact Lenses

There are around 3.5 million people in the UK who prefer to wear contact lenses as their primary eyewear. Book An Eye Test is a group of professional optometrists who provide you with the best contact lens related information. No matter if you are considering moving away from wearing glasses or you are a daily wearer of contacts, we suggest you have a read through our professionally written information below...

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contact lenses vs spectacles

Contact Lenses vs Glasses

Have you ever been fed up with wearing glasses and feel your life is restricted somehow? Many people describe their glasses as ‘scaffolding’ on their face and lots of spectacle…
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What is Orthokeratology?

What is Ortho-K (Orthokeratology)?

Have you ever dreamt of a safe, reversible alternative to laser eye surgery? Orthokeratology (“EyeDream”) is a vision-correction therapy that works whilst you sleep – what could be better than…
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Halloween Contact lenses

Halloween Contact Lenses

Around Halloween, coloured and novelty design contact lenses become increasingly popular as a way to improve people’s Halloween costumes. As most people only think of using these contact lenses once,…
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myth busting contact lenses

Contact Lenses Myths

Ever wondered about contact lenses but been too scared to try them? Maybe you thought they weren’t quite right for you. There are lots of myths surrounding contact lenses, and…
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Can I Wear Contact Lenses?

Contact Lens Compatibility: Am I Suitable?

"Am I suitable for contact lenses?" If you put a fiver in a pot every time someone asked this question, it would allow someone to have a very nice holiday…
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Can I Wear Contact Lenses?

Wearing Contact Lenses

Can anyone wear contact lenses? I think one of the most frequently asked questions I am asked in my daily practice is, “Can I wear contact lenses?” The short answer…
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monthly or daily contact lenses

Daily or Monthly Contact Lenses?

Wearing both daily and monthly contact lenses can change your life for the better by suiting your active lifestyle and providing you with greater clarity. Contact lens manufacturers have developed…
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contact lens types

Types of Contact Lenses

There are two general types of contact lenses 1. Hard contact lenses The hard lenses most commonly used today are rigid, gas-permeable lenses (RGP for short). They are made of…
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kids contact lenses

Contact Lenses for Children

It is now quite common for children of around seven or eight years old, or even younger, to start wearing contact lenses part-time - giving them freedom from glasses to…
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