Buying contact lenses at Specsavers
Get contact lenses in store
Before you start wearing contact lenses, you’ll need to have two types of appointments in order for us to make sure that we choose the best lenses to suit your requirements.
The first appointment is a standard eye test, where the optician will examine your eyes, checking the quality of your vision, as well as an overview of the health and function of your eyes.
If you’ve had an eye test within the last two years, you won’t need to have another one. We can fit contact lenses within two years of your last eye test, but we’d recommend that you have an up-to-date appointment so that we can fit your lenses to the most accurate prescription. You can also bring in a recent prescription from any other optician, too.
After we’ve got all the information we need about your prescription and your eye health, we’ll ask you to pop back into store for a contact lens assessment.
What happens in a contact lens assessment?
During your contact lens assessment, your optician will ask you some questions about your lifestyle – like when and why you’d like to wear contact lenses – so that they can find the best lens type to suit you.
We’ll give you all the information you need to know about products, prices, and how to care, clean and wear your lenses – so you can leave us feeling confident and comfortable trying your new lenses. Your optician will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We’ll then give you enough of your chosen lens type for a five-day trial, and organise for you to come back for a follow-up appointment.
Your follow-up appointment is an opportunity for your optician to make sure that you’re happy with your new lenses, or to discuss alternative options for you.
Current contact lens wearers will need to have aftercare appointments so that your optician can check the health of your eyes, how well the lens is working, and to give any advice on your next steps – like if you’d benefit from a different product, or how long you should wear your lenses.
It’s important to know that you won’t be able to buy new lenses without having had an aftercare appointment.