Whether for ease or just to change your look, if you’ve considered contacts in the past and decided they weren’t for you, it may be worth taking a second look.

Advances in technology mean they are now more comfortable and wearable than ever before and Specsavers in Wellington has a huge range to choose from. Store director, Satinder Sidhu says: ‘We have lots of different lenses and our opticians will advise you about which ones are right for you, based on your prescription and lifestyle.

‘There are a lot of misconceptions about contact lenses, but the truth is they are suitable for a wide range of prescriptions, including varifocal, otherwise known as multifocal.’

Multifocal lenses are perfect for anyone who needs different prescriptions for distance and reading, as they can correct both at the same time. The clever design works naturally with the eye to give you clear vision at all distances. They are available as dailies or monthly disposables.

How do multifocal contact lenses work?
There are two main designs of multifocal contact lenses that work in different ways:

Simultaneous vision
Probably the most common type, these lenses have specific zones for close or far vision. These zones can be distinct or more blended to allow for a gradual change in prescriptions. Essentially, your eye will look through both prescriptions at the same time but will use the section of the lens that you need, depending on what you’re looking at.

Segmented or alternating vision
This design works in a similar way to bifocal glasses - the middle and top segment of the lens contain your prescription for distance, and the lower segment has your prescription for close vision.

Flexible options and trials
Specsavers Wellington offers a free contact lens trial so you can try before you buy. Once you have had your assessment and decided on the right lenses for you, we will give you one pair of monthly lenses or five pairs of daily disposable contact lenses to try, for free.

Satinder adds: ‘As well as a free trial, we will also show you how to handle your contact lenses and how to look after them, helping to ensure you have the best experience possible. Many people are nervous about putting lenses in for the first time, but it is fairly easy with a bit of practice. If you’re having any problems, or there is something you’re not sure about, you can always pop back into the store and we’ll be happy to help.’

Visit the experts
Specsavers Wellington is ready to assist you with the latest contact lens technology and highly qualified staff can provide personalised, expert care to each customer.

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