Contact Lenses

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Contact Lenses

We know that glasses aren’t for everyone, which is why we’re also experts in fitting contact lenses.

Hugely versatile and suitable for most people – even children – contact lenses are now easier to use and more comfortable to wear than ever, thanks to recent advancements in lens technology. And if you lead an active lifestyle, the freedom they give you is incomparable.

Not sure which lenses are right for you? Our specialist opticians will help you find the right solution for your needs. And our contact lens monthly payment plan is often an attractive option, which includes lenses along with professional testing and aftercare in one affordable package.

Your comfort is our priority.

We know that transitioning to contact lenses can be daunting, especially for children. That’s why we only supply high-quality, tried and tested lenses, made from oxygen-permeable materials for optimal comfort. And depending on your preference, we offer disposable lenses on daily, fortnightly and monthly replacement schedules.

Ensuring that you are happy with the service you receive, and are confident inserting, removing and caring for your lenses, is important to us. Rather than handing over the lenses and leaving you to it, we take the time to talk you through wearing them, helping you get used to how they feel and gain confidence with putting them in and taking them out. Following up all our assessments and fittings with aftercare calls, we go the extra mile to guarantee your comfort.

We find the best fit for you.

Along with being a convenient, discreet and affordable alternative to glasses, contact lenses can be used to manage medical conditions and correct vision. In addition to common issues of short- and long-sightedness, if you have astigmatism or ordinarily wear bifocal or varifocal glasses for example, we can fit specialist lenses to suit your requirements.

For more complex conditions, we also specialise in fitting bespoke contact lenses. The combined expertise of our optometrists has been developed through years of experience in both private practice and hospital contact lens clinics. Custom-made to the exact measurements of your unique eye shape and prescription, bespoke lenses are time-intensive to fit, but can be a life-enhancing solution if you have undergone corneal grafts or suffer with keratoconus, for example.

Investing in the latest technology and equipment.

Quality of care is central to the services we provide our patients. We continually invest in the latest eye examination equipment along with the professional development and specialist training of our optometrists, and are honoured to be a Johnson & Johnson Visioncare Acuvue Centre of Excellence.

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The Optomap is the only test that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image. The unique optomap ultra-wide view helps detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye examination alone. The test is fast and pain-free and nothing touches your eye.



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Saturday 9:00 – 4:00
Sunday Closed


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‘My family have been attending Parker & Hammond for several years.
We all have differing needs but all receive an excellent, caring,
thorough service that is never rushed.’

'Each and every member of staff treats me with the utmost courtesy and patience.
The kind of service offered at Parker & Hammond is truly professional yet personal
and friendly – I would highly recommend them.'

‘Thanks to the expertise of the team at Parker & Hammond,
I finally feel that after 30 years of struggling with various lenses,
my keratoconus is finally, at long last, a problem solved.’

‘The quality of care and advice I have received has been first class and I would
have no hesitation in recommending the practice.’

‘From the moment I stepped into the shop I was given first class service,
made to feel valued and had the most thorough eye test I’ve had to date.
Dipesh provided valuable explanations and information as he carried out the test,
and I purchased a pair of Lindberg glasses, with which I am very pleased.’

‘Finding a good opticians who you can trust and who understands your eye needs isn’t easy,
and I would recommend them to anyone – particularly those with keratoconus.’

‘I have been wearing glasses for over 15 years and have been to many opticians in the past,
but Parker & Hammond have by far been the best. Their staff are excellent and they give
me honest, sound advice which I have always trusted. The eye test is very thorough
and the optometrists do their best to make you feel relaxed and comfortable.’

‘I would highly recommend Parker & Hammond – professional, courteous and friendly,
from everyone who I come into contact with during my visits.’

‘The opticians here are really friendly and patient, they take the time to answer my questions,
give useful advice and – unlike other places I’ve been to in the past – the costs are fully explained.’

‘The service I receive whenever I come into this shop is outstanding.
I would and do recommend to all who will listen!’

‘Although the road to keratoconus solutions is sometimes trying, you know you have
a specialist here who will truly work tirelessly to find one.’

‘My family have been customers here for many years, brought back every time by impeccable
customer service, attention and professionalism. All staff are welcoming and have a full
understanding of the products, with information given throughout the spectacle purchase.’

‘For the past ten years Parker & Hammond have been my opticians of choice, from the warmth and efficiency met with at reception
to the unstinting care and detail at the eye test stage. In assistance with frame choice and dedication to guaranteeing comfort with your spectacles,
Parker & Hammond have proved themselves to be the best I have encountered. Add that to superb aftercare and you have the recipe for satisfaction
and perfect confidence that your eyecare could not have been in better hands. I have recommended them in the past and will continue to do so – wholeheartedly.’


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