Contact lens fitting

Most people are now able to wear contact lenses. For those with busy or active lifestyles, wearing contact lenses have a positive effect on your daily life

Why have a Contact Lens Fitting?

– Contact lenses differ from Spectacles as they are classed as medical devices. They must be fitted by a fully qualified Optometrist.

– The Optometrist will assess your eyes and their health to see if you are suitable for contact lens wear.

– The prescription for your contact lenses is not the same as your spectacle prescription as they sit much closer to the eye, unlike spectacles.

– The optometrist will carry out a visual assessment to determine what type of contact lenses are suitable for you and your lifestyle, as everyone is different.

– Our Optometrists will ensure that you have safe, clear and comfortable vision for all situations.

Our fees explained

At Pinders we take our time to discuss and find the best solutions for you and your lifestyle. Not everyone is the same, so neither are our examinations.

Fitting the correct contact lenses takes time. This is all covered in our fitting fee. If, once you have tried, you decide you do not want to proceed there will be a charge of 50% of the fitting fee. If you decide you want to proceed but buy your lenses elsewhere a full fitting fee is required before a copy of your contact lens prescription is issued.

Fitting Fee £50 (for all soft lenses) Children £40
RGP will vary

Once you have been fitted, and are comfortably wearing lenses, you will be required to have a recheck annually to maintain the health of your eyes and re- issue your contact lens prescription.

Our Monthly Scheme

Most contact lenses are supplied via a Direct Debit system. This allows you to spread the cost and have full peace of mind that you and your eyes are covered whatever the situation. The Direct Debit does not start until the fitting fee has been paid, and will start at the next full calender month.

Our Direct Debit includes:

-All lenses


-All aftercare appointments

-Eye Examinations

-20% discount off Spectacles

-Emergency appointments.

All appointments are chargeable when you are not on a direct debit for your contact lenses or aftercare.

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