Dose of Freedom

Experience great freedom and convenience with Contact Lenses.

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We can offer a wide range of contact lenses to correct almost all types of focusing errors including myopia (short-sighted), hyperopia (long-sighted), astigmatism and presbyopia (replacing the need for reading glasses).

Soft contact lenses and Dailies

Soft contact lenses offer several advantages, including their ease of wear and comfortable fit without requiring an extended adaptation period. Traditional hydrogel materials, composed of a mixture of water and plastic polymers, are being replaced by silicone hydrogel materials, which incorporate silicone into the plastic matrix. This innovation significantly enhances oxygen permeability, up to five times that of older lens materials. This increased breathability promotes better eye health while wearing lenses.

For individuals with astigmatism, toric soft lenses are available to provide vision correction. Additionally, multifocal lenses are designed to address reading difficulties commonly experienced by those over 40 years old, offering a solution for presbyopia.

Experience the convenience and comfort of soft contact lenses while enjoying improved eye health. Explore the range of options, including toric and multifocal lenses, to find the ideal solution for your visual needs.

An easy, convenient and healthy method of vision correction during the day. They are used once and then disposed of at the end of the day. As they are never used again there is no additional cleaning or storage requirement.

These lenses are designed to be used during the day and removed overnight. They are replaced either fortnightly or monthly. Slightly more care is required in looking after these lenses as they are being reused, they will require cleaning and storing solutions.

When the eye is said to have astigmatism or “rugby-ball shaped” eye, then using standard “spherical” contact lenses will not fully correct the focussing error and so leaves some blurring or distortion in vision. Astigmatic Prescriptions require a “toric” lens. These more specialised lenses allow better accuracy at correcting the blurring and distortion, leaving you with clearer vision.

As our eyes get older, the lens inside our eyes becomes less flexible and can no-longer change shape to allow focus on things that are close to us. Most people notice this at some stage but typically you become aware of difficulty from 40 yrs. of age onwards. Multifocal contact lens just like varifocals spectacles helps to improve near vision without upsetting distance vision.

Every prescription and a variety of needs can be met with the technology available today. Some prescriptions however require more bespoke made contact lenses that will meet your visual requirements.

Contact Lens Trial

Looking for an alternative to wearing glasses? Contact lenses provide a convenient option for vision correction. At Martin James Opticians, our contact lens assessment offers you the chance to try out contact lenses both during your visit and in the comfort of your own surroundings. This extended trial period allows you to fully experience the advantages of contact lenses and discover how they can enhance your daily life. Say goodbye to constant glasses-wearing and explore the freedom of contact lenses.

Your contact lens trial will consist of the following:

  • We’ll discuss your lifestyle and help to choose the contact lenses that are right for you.
  • Examination of the ocular surface and lids
  • Assessment of the tear film
  • Discussion of appropriate lens types according to results of above
  • Application of trial lenses to assess immediate tolerance (occasionally this may need to be booked as a separate appointment if trial lenses need to be specially ordered)
  • Vision assessment with lenses
  • Fit assessment
  • Teaching session with qualified member of staff lasting approx 20-40 minutes
  • Lens insertion and removal technique
  • Wearing instructions / lens care / cleaning where necessary
  • Solutions and hygiene advice
  • Contact lens ‘do’s and don’ts
  • Trial pack of lenses to take away to be worn in your own environment and trial pack of solutions where necessary
  • Lenses need to be worn to this appointment (please wear at least 2 hours before attending)
  • Review of fit and vision, refinement where necessary
  • If any changes are made a further appointment may be necessary, which will be covered by the fee paid at the first appointment


Excellent service and great range of frames.
Graeme Luke
Graeme Luke
19:46 07 Feb 23
Highly recommended practice! Excellent knowledge, very reassuring bedside manner and loads of patience. Took great care to ensure we understood both what was being done and the findings in layman's terms. Very friendly, approachable and professional.
Juanita Visser
Juanita Visser
16:39 12 Nov 22
David Hunter
David Hunter
16:01 05 Oct 20