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Eye allergy and want to try coloured contact lenses


I have an eye allergy and don't want to wear glasses as it does not help my vision. Could I wear contact lens and do you have them in a range of colours?

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

Soft contact lenses are available in a range of coloured and tinted lenses. If you have an eye allergy however, it may not be comfortable to wear lenses.  You will the need the opinion of the optometrist who examines your eyes and you may need to treat the allergy first.

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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