Help and frequently asked questions

I'm thinking of changing from specs to contact lenses, am I likely to have any problems?


It is difficult to know precisely whether or not you will have problems with changing from specs to contact lenses, however there are a few groups who experience difficulty wearing contact lenses, these include;

  • Those whose eyes are affected by severe allergies
  • Those who work in an environment with a lot of dust and chemicals
  • Those with an overactive thyroid
  • Those with uncontrolled diabetes
  • Those with severe arthritis
  • Those with overly dry eyes

Ask your optometrist for a contact lens examination to establish whether you are suitable for contact lenses and, if appropriate arrange a contact lens trial.