Contact lenses are ideal for those wanting an alternative to glasses. Whether it's for wearing all day, all night, for seeing in the distance or up close, there are now so many different lenses there are lots of options to try! Our expert contact lens fitters can discuss with you what you want to get from your lenses and go through the fitting process to give you the best vision and most comfortable lenses – tailored to you! Whether it's daily or monthly disposables, long/short sight or astigmatism – we can talk you through all the options and use our wealth of experience to get you started. We also undertake the more specialist areas of Ortho-K and myopia management.
The initial fitting is simple and painless! One of our specialists will discuss what you want to get from your lenses and take some measurements. We keep a wide range of lens types and prescriptions in stock so we can put lenses in there and then to let you start to feel the benefits of the amazing world of contact lenses! We will then teach you how to put the lenses in and out (the part everyone worries about - don't worry, our friendly experts will guide you through it) and the general dos and don'ts of lens wear. You will then take some lenses away to try to see if they are going to work for you. It's important to try them in action whether it's for work, sports or going out socialising so you can be confident they are right for you. We will get you back in to see us after a week or two to check your progress.
We are confident we can find lenses you'll love, so if we can't and you decide not to go ahead with lens wear – we won't charge you for the fitting. If you do decide to go ahead with lens wear we have lots of payment options including direct debit (which gets you discount off other products at Prince & Bates) or pay as you go to give you flexibility. If you still aren't sure, read Ellie's story of wearing contact lenses!