Feel Free With Contact Lenses

At Orrell Opticians, we have access to the latest high tech lenses, from all suppliers, so there's sure to be a lens to suit the majority of eyes – even if you have been previously told that you are unsuitable for contact lenses.

We have decades of experience helping many types of patients find lasting benefits with contact lenses.

We will be there to guide you every step of the way.

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Contact Lens

Why should I try contact lenses?

Glasses are great but ...


They aren’t very compatible with masks or face coverings


If it rains, your vision can be affected 


Peripheral vision can be restricted


They aren’t always the best option for hobbies & activities!

The benefits of contact lenses include ...

  • Contact lenses move with your eye, therefore allowing a natural field of vision

  • There are no frames to obstruct your vision and reduce visual distortions

  • Unlike glasses, they do not fog up or get splattered by mud or rain

  • Contact lenses are excellent for sports and other physical activities

  • Many people feel they look better in contact lenses

  • Compared to eyeglasses, they may offer better, more natural sight

You can forget about age being a barrier too, we have children from 7 years old wearing contact lenses! At the other end of the age spectrum, our oldest patient is well into her 80's!

applying contact lens

Contact Lens Assessments

  • You will need to have had an eye test less than two years ago, so we know your best possible vision, and the health of your eyes. This can be done at Orrell Opticians, or elsewhere at another opticians (if elsewhere, please bring your prescription with you to the assessment).

  • Our contact lens assessment will involve assessing your lifestyle requirements, taking additional measurements from your eyes, assessing the front of your eye in extra detail (e.g. dry eye testing) and then trialling the most appropriate lenses in your eyes.

  • Please allow about 60 minutes for your assessment. If you need an eye test at the same time, we can do these back to back. In that case allow 90 minutes for both appointments.

  • You will learn how to insert and remove your lenses, plus how to care for them.

  • You’ll usually walk away with lenses to wear at home / work / school.

  • We aim to have our follow up appointments within two weeks of the trial to review how you are getting on with the lenses, and to complete the fitting.

Call us to book an assessment today

PAYG patients who buy their lenses online/elsewhere



PAYG patients who buy their lenses from us



Contact + patients who are on our monthly plan

*included in monthly plan payments



Finding the right Contact Lenses for you: 

Do you have...

A need to wear contact lenses infrequently e.g. for exercising or socialising?


Then soft daily lenses will likely be best.

A need to wear contact lenses most of the time?


We need to consider high oxygen transmitting lenses to prevent damage. 

Two prescriptions, i.e. one for distance and one for near?


A multifocal lens will be the answer to your prayers.




We have a toric lens for that. 


Dry eyes?


We have high water content lenses and new generation wetting drops to maximise your comfort.


Or have you been told that your eyes aren't suitable for contact lenses!?


Oh, we love a challenge! We’ve lost count of how many times we have heard this and we find a contact lens that works 😃


These are scenarios that we see every day, and thankfully, we are able to fit the vast majority of these patients successfully.


Modern lenses are now suitable for many more patients than has previously been possible.