Why choose Day Lenses?

Short Sightedness (Myopia) can lead to increased likelihood of of eye problems in the future. Day Lenses are soft daily contact lenses which have been clinically proven to slow the progression of Myopia in most children who wear them.

Day Lenses have been shown to slow down Myopia progression by 59% on average, over a 3 year period. They are suitable for children with prescriptions of up to -10.00D but unfortunately they cannot correct astigmatism.

Day Lenses are worn like normal soft daily lenses. You must wear them for at least six days per week for at least ten hours per day to get the benefits of Day Lenses.

What will my vision be like with Day Lenses?

Day Lenses correct your distance vision, so you will see just as well as you would with normal contact lenses.

Will my child be able to use contact lenses?

Most children are able to use contact lenses with no problems. We will guide you through how to use them at every step of the process.

How much do Day Lenses cost?

You must be on our Iris Membership Plan to get Day Lenses with us. The cost is £47 per month, for a minimum eighteen-month contract.

Included in the Iris Membership Scheme are: eye exams every year with our Optometrists, contact lens checks every sis months, thirty pairs of lenses per month, 25% discount on frames, plus the other Iris membership benefits which can be found here.

What is the process for getting Day Lenses?

  1. When you attend your eye exam, if you are suitable for Day Lenses, your optometrist will recommend them.
  2. If you opt to use Day Lenses, you will join our Iris Membership scheme.
  3. Next, you will have a session with our trained staff to learn how to insert and remove the lenses safely. Once you are confident in this, you will see your Optometrist so that they can check that the lenses fit your eyes and give you good vision.
  4. If you can safely insert and remove the lenses and your Optometrist is happy with your results, you will take the lenses away to use in everyday life. Your Optometrist will phone you after three days to check that things are going well.
  5. You will have a followup appointment with your Optometrist after you have worn the lenses for one week, to ensure that there have been no issues.
  6. The final part of the fitting process is a one month followup appointment, where we check that you are happy with the lenses.
  7. After your one-month check, you will see your Optometrist every six months for contact lens checks and once a year for your eye exams.

Are there any risks?

All contact lens wear increases your risk of getting an eye infection. These infections can be serious, with the potential to cause sight loss. Thankfully, if you look after your lenses and eyes properly then these infections are very rare. If you ever have any concerns, we encourage you to contact us immediately.

What are the results of Day Lenses in the long term?

As this is very new technology, there is almost no evidence for the long-term results of Myopia management, including whether or not Myopia will start getting worse again after the treatment has stopped. Further research is currently being undertaken to investigate this.

Myopia Management does not cure Myopia. The aim is to slow Myopia or even stop its progression.

Further Questions

Please contact us by phone (02920709526), email (info@osmonddrake.co.uk), or in person if you have any questions and we will be happy to answer them.