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  • Contact Lens Appointments

    Trying contact lenses may seem daunting at first, but at Tesco Opticians it couldn’t be easier. Modern contact lenses are so comfortable you won’t even be able to feel that you are wearing them. They are a brilliant option if you play sports or would prefer to have the option to not wear your glasses at the weekend or for any particular occasion . Many of our customers also choose contact lenses as their primary eye wear choice.

    Contact Lens Initial Appointment (also known as Initial Fitting)

    A Contact Lens Initial Appointment can take up to an hour and cost £15.00. It should be selected if you would like to try contact lenses and:

    *You have never worn contact lenses before
    *You have not worn contact lenses for a while
    *You have not ordered contact lenses from Tesco Opticians before

    At Tesco Opticians our contact lens initial appointments include a free private sight test as well as your contact lens fitting.

    During this appointment your Optometrist will:-

    • Discuss why you are interested in contact lenses and what you want to use them for – this helps the Optometrist to recommend the most appropriate type of contact lens for you. 

    • Check the health of your eye to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for contact lenses 

    • Take some measurements to ensure that you are fitted with the right contact lenses

    • Explain which types of contact lens are suitable for your needs 

    • Let you try some contact lenses so that you can experience how comfortable they feel. They may even try different types of lens in each eye so that you can assess different brands or options. 

    • Check the fit of the lenses and the vision provided by the lenses

    • Ensure that you understand how to use and care for your contact lenses and that you are confident inserting and removing them


    Contact Lens Check-up Appointment (Also known as an Aftercare or Annual Check-up Appointment)

    A contact lens aftercare appointment is necessary to ensure the ongoing health of your eyes whilst you are wearing contact lenses. This appointment usually takes about 20 minutes

    During this appointment the optometrist will check the health of your eyes, your level of vision and the fit and prescription of your lenses to ensure that the lenses you are wearing are still the best option for you. You should attend this appointment wearing your contact lenses and bring your current spectacles, contact lens case and solution with you to the appointment if you have them.

    It is a requirement for your ongoing contact lens supply that you have your contact lenses checked in line with your Optometrist's recommendation – usually this is one check-up per year, but your Optometrist will decide the frequency required dependent on your individual requirements.  The cost of an aftercare is free within the first 12 month period, however it is chargeable at a cost of £15 thereafter.

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