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Do not know what strength I need for one day contact lenses?

Question

I am wondering about contact lenses, (one day) and I don't know what strength my eyes are? Can you help me please?

Answer Written answer:
Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.

You need to have an eye test to determine your prescription and from this the contact lens power can be estimated. You need to then have a contact lens fitting and a trial with suitable lenses and a period of successful wear before a contact lens prescription can be issued. This will include the power, the type, material and the parameters of the contact lens. Specsavers do a free contact lens trials but you may have to pay for your eye test. 

Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 30 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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