• 127-129 High Street
    High Barnet Herts
    EN5 5UZ

020 8449 1993

Contact Lens Info

Looking to experience the freedom of contact lenses? Concerned about trying them for the first time? Been put off by a previous experience?

Over the last few years, contact lens technology has rapidly developed, with your comfort and convenience front of mind. Lenses are now moister, more flexible and more breathable than ever before, making them almost unnoticeable to wear all day long. We even prescribe them in cutting-edge multi-focal varieties.

Here at Specs Direct we offer trial appointments, so you can try contact lenses with the help of one of our trained optometrists and take the time you need to decide whether they’re the right option for you. We’ll guide you through the process and kit you out with the latest contact lenses to suit your personal needs, from daily disposables, all the way to six-monthers.
And if you do opt to purchase contact lenses with us, you can be assured that we only stock lenses from the most reputable firms including Alcon, Johnson & Johnson and Bausch & Lomb.

So if you want to experience the freedom of wearing contact lenses, why not book a trial appointment today?

Daily Disposable

Great for both occasional and full time wearers, Daily Disposables are quickly becoming the best modality in contact lens wear! By using a brand new lens every day, your eye is much less likely to develop microbial infections (compared with traditional re-usable lenses) and whereas original Daily Disposables may have been dry or unsuitable for long days, modern materials such as Alcon’s Water Gradient Technology in ‘Dailies Total 1’ enable comfortable & health lens wear all day every day.

Available for:

Short Sight, Far Sight, Astigmatism, Presbyopia (Varifocal).

2 Weekly – Monthly

Great for full time wearers, reusable contact lenses have been around for many years and come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. These rely on greater care, as a single lens sometimes has to last up to 3 months, but can be more cost effective when worn full time. The wide range of reusable lenses means that they can be better for people with stronger prescriptions (which may not be available in a daily disposable). Modern reusable lenses tend to be made of Silicon Hydrogel materials, which enable more oxygen to the front of your eye, thereby allowing a longer wear time and even overnight wear – imagine waking up with clear vision!

Available for:

Short Sight, Far Sight, Astigmatism, Presbyopia (Varifocal).

Toric (for Astigmatism)

Whilst the more common short & long sighted prescriptions can be corrected with standard “spherical” contact lenses, Astigmatic Prescriptions require a “toric” lens. These more specialised lenses allow better accuracy at correcting the distortion that’s seen at all distances with an astigmatic or “rugby-ball shaped” eye. Toric lenses are now available in more and more varieties, including Daily Disposable, Monthly Reusable, Traditional Hydrogel, or breathable Silicon Hydrogel materials.

Available for:

Short Sight, Far Sight, Astigmatism, Presbyopia (Varifocal).

Varifocal (for Presbyopia)

As our eyes age, the crystalline lens inside becomes harder and can no-longer change shape to vary its focus. This means that after the age of 45-50, we all find that we need extra help adjusting our focus from distance to near. These Varifocal contact lens options provide a stronger prescription for near, allowing you to read more comfortably without glasses, whilst maintaining great distance vision at the same time!

Did you know?

We can fit all makes and types of lenses including:

  • Daily Disposable lenses
  • Two weekly and monthly lenses
  • Toric lenses for astigmatism
  • Varifocal lenses
  • Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses
  • Coloured Contact Lenses
1

Aqua Comfort Plus

2

Bioclear 1 Day

3

4

Air Optix Night & Day

5

Bioclear Topic

6

Clariti Toric

7

Clariti Multifocal

8

Air Optix

Patient Testimonials

This is an excellent opticians who spend time to get the right frames and prescription for lenses. Such a good selection of frames too unusual and the staff spend a ... More
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