Which contact lenses are best for short sightedness and do I have to wait to have them or can I have them on the same day as my appointment?
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Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.
The best contact lens for you is decided between yourself and your contact lens practitioner on the basis of safety, convenience, comfort and cost. The most popular are daily disposable and monthly disposable soft lenses. To collect them and take them away on the same day you will need a fitting and trial with suitable lenses and a teach session where you will learn how to insert, remove and clean them. Many contact lenses are available from stock but often they have to be ordered, which usually takes a few days. It may not be possible for the practice to fit all this in on the same day.
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