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Discover contact lenses

Offering freedom and flexibility, contact lenses help you get the most out of life. And, thanks to technological advances, there are now contact lenses to suit most prescriptions and people of all ages, including children.

On this page you can discover how, in just a few simple steps, you could join the 3.7 million people in the UK who are now wearing contact lenses. There's also information on the types of different lenses available and details of our monthly Direct Debit plan, Complete Contact Care.

Once you've made the decision to try contact lenses, what's your next step?
Here's what you should do, in three simple stages.

Contact lenses
Step 1. Eye Test

Eye Test

Step 2. Initial assessment

Initial assessment

Step 3. Aftercare checkup

Aftercare checkup

1. Eye Test

Do you need an Eye Test?

As long as you have a valid prescription that’s within the expiry date, you won’t need another Eye Test to get contact lenses. If you haven’t had a test in a while, it’s easy to book an appointment online. Or just call into your local Vision Express store.

Our optometrists have over 100 ways of assessing your vision, eye health and suitability for contact lenses. And they’ll select the tests most appropriate to you. Although every Eye Test is different, you can expect to be with our eye care professionals for about 30 minutes, during which time you’ll be asked about your lifestyle and particular reasons for wanting contact lenses.

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Eye Test

2. Initial assessment

About the initial assessment

Whether you have your assessment straight after your Eye Test or you arrange one for another date, it will involve spending time with one of our expert optometrists to ensure you have the correct contact lenses for your eyes and your lifestyle. We’ll also show you how to insert and remove your lenses, and how best to look after them.

To make sure the lenses we choose are the right ones for you, we’ll arrange a free trial, so you can get used to them and see how they feel. For the free trial we’ll give you either five pairs of daily disposable lenses or a pair of reusable contact lenses.

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Initial assessment

3. Aftercare checkup

About aftercare

Your first checkup is free and should take place around two to three weeks after you’ve started wearing your new lenses. This is just to see how you’re getting on with them and to discuss any problems you may be having. We can get a much better idea of how your lenses fit if you’ve been wearing them for at least two hours before your initial checkup.

After that, annual aftercare checkups will give us a picture of your eye health and ensure your contact lenses remain appropriate for your needs. As our assessment of your eye health will be done without your contact lenses in place, please remember to bring along your glasses, if you need them.

An aftercare consultation costs €35. However, if you subscribe to our Complete Contact Care plan, all of your aftercare is included as part of the benefits package.

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Aftercare checkup

Save over €100 on your eyewear

With daily lenses starting from as little as €0.73 a day, and reusables from only €0.33, you could make big savings by joining Complete Contact Care, our monthly Direct Debit plan.

  • Free annual Eye Test
  • Free home delivery
  • Free expert aftercare service
  • Free solutions and trials of latest products
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Finding your perfect lenses

From daily and monthly disposables to multifocals and lenses suitable for astigmatism, we have the perfect lenses for your prescription and lifestyle needs. These include contact lens from leading manufacturers and our own exclusive brand.

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Multifocal contact lenses

Technological advances in contact lenses are amongst the fastest moving in optics. This means lenses are now a practical alternative to bifocal or varifocal glasses.

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Children and contact lenses

As long as your child is careful, there's no reason why they can't wear contact lenses, which can really help to boost confidence and self-esteem. They are also ideal for youngsters taking part in sports and leisure activities.

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