Specialist Contact Lens Service

Specialist Contact Lens Service 2018-03-26T11:58:08+01:00

Specialist Contact Lens Service

Thanks to technological advancements, contact lenses have become more than just a convenient, discreet and affordable alternative to glasses – they can also be used to manage medical conditions.

Whilst many people don’t realise that specialist lenses are available privately, we welcome patients with challenging and complex prescriptions or eye conditions, who require custom-made contact lenses to improve their vision.

Our optometrists are highly trained in fitting specialist and bespoke lenses to help enhance sight quality and alleviate the symptoms of complex problems. For example, our expert contact lens services can benefit those with the following conditions:

  • Astigmatism

    It’s widely believed that you can’t wear contact lenses if you have astigmatism, but fortunately this is no longer the case. Thanks to new technology and advanced training, our optometrists can fit all prescriptions with modern contact lenses – even if you have a very high degree of astigmatism.

  • Multifocal contact lenses

    If you require different prescriptions for distance and reading, you may think that contact lenses aren’t a viable option for you. Luckily, there are actually a large range of contact lens options available if you wear bifocals, varifocals or separate distance and reading glasses.

  • Medical eye problems

    For patients with complex eye conditions whose vision cannot be improved with spectacles, contact lenses can be an invaluable option. By creating bespoke lenses that correct irregular distortions on the surface of your eye (cornea), we can help you achieve clear vision and manage conditions including keratoconus , for example.

  • Eye injuries

    Significant eye injuries can lead to the cornea (surface) or iris (coloured ring) becoming damaged. Corneal impairment can then cause vision distortion that spectacles may not be able to correct, whilst iris injuries can result in persistent glare. If you suffer from either distortion or glare as the result of physical eye damage, contact lenses can be a great way of managing and improving your vision

  • Cosmetic improvement to disfigured eyes

    In addition to causing visual problems, certain eye conditions and injuries can be unsightly and lead to self-consciousness. We can fit modern cosmetic contact lenses to improve the outward appearance of your eye, making the difference less apparent and helping to boost your confidence.

We fit custom-made contact lenses to improve the condition of your eyes and enhance your life.

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.

Ensuring that you are happy with the service you receive is important to us, so rather than handing over the lenses and leaving you to it, we go the extra mile to guarantee your comfort. We take the time to talk you through inserting, wearing, removing and caring for your lenses, helping you get used to how they feel and ensuring you’re confident handling them yourself.

Call us today to discover how we can help you



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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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