Contact Lenses

Contact lens information

At John Lewis Opticians, our staff are fully trained to recommend the best contact lens options to suit your life style. There are many options and there’s one to suit you.

It’s very important to have your contact lenses fitted by a specialist and that they are checked regularly by a professional. At John Lewis Opticians, we put particular importance on checking your contact lenses regularly to maintain optimum eye health.

Contact lens jargon explained:

Millions of people around the world wear contact lenses and it’s easy for us to get carried out using our contact lens jargon so we’ve sat down and explained what each lens means.

Spherical lenses

This is the most common type of lens. A standard single vision contact lens that corrects near-sightedness (myopia) or far sightedness (hyperopia) with an even curvature.

Toric lenses

A toric lens will correct astigmatism. They have different powers at different points in the eye to help correct the astigmatism. Toric lenses rotate on the cornea to align with your astigmatism. Astigmatism is unique and take more expertise to fit and should only be done by a professional.

Multifocal lenses

A multifocal contact lens is designed to provide clear vision at all distances, normally worn by people who are experiencing normal age-related decline it their vision known as presbyopia. If you have a pair of bifocal or multifocal glasses, it’s likely this contact lens will suit you.

Multifocal Toric lenses

Years ago, if you wore multifocal glasses and had astigmatism you would need to choose which vision you would like corrected and wear glasses for the other correction – slightly pointless! Nowadays, a multifocal toric is able to correct both.

A multi focal lenses allows people over 40 who have astigmatism to see clearly. When you come for your eye test and contact lens examination our fully trained optician will determine whether your eyes are suited to this lens and find you a brand that is suited to your lifestyle needs.

Coloured lenses

Most of the types of lenses we’ve talked about so far come in different colours to add a special touch to any occasion or general change in eye colour. The most common colours are brown, green and blue though we’ve got other colours too. It’s vital that you buy a reputable brand and fit these from a local optician to avoid any eye trouble.


Acuvue Contact Lenses

Acuvue Contact Lenses

Coopervision Contact Lenses

Freshlook Colour Contact Lenses

Freshlook Contact Lenses