DW Roberts are family friendly opticians with many years of experience in all aspects of eye care serving Bletchley, Newport Pagnell, Stony Stratford, Towcester and Wolverton as well as the nearby towns of of Milton Keynes, Olney, Fenny Stratford, Buckingham, Winslow in North Buckinghamshire and Brackley in South Northamptonshire.
DW Roberts is an Acuvue Contact Lens Centre of Excellence.
Find out about contact lens options
Millions of people around the world enjoy the freedom of wearing contact lenses.
Contact Lenses can be worn by people of all ages:
Modern contact lenses are:
As a local, independent group of opticians serving the Milton Keynes and South Northamptonshire areas, DW Roberts are free to recommend lenses from all suppliers enabling us to find the most suitable lens for your individual requirements.
At DW Roberts we are proud to be an accredited Johnson & Johnson Contact Lens Centre of Excellence and our Optometrists and Contact Lens Opticians will often recommend these excellent lenses where appropriate.
Contact lenses are small lenses that fit over the front of the eye. Contact lenses allow a wider field of vision as they are not restricted by spectacle frames. Contact lenses do not mist up and this makes them ideal for some sports and driving, and for those who work in kitchens or industrial fridges.
Our qualified staff will help you choose the most suitable option for your individual needs from the many types of contact lenses available.
Soft contact lenses are most commonly used as they are the most comfortable. However hard ones may be the most suitable for your prescription. You can obtain further advice from our experienced team at any of our practices.
You are advised to replace your disposable lenses frequently to avoid problems such as sore eyes or eye infections.
Most modern contact lens solutions are multipurpose. They contain specialised detergents to clean off surface contaminants and gentle disinfectants to reduce bacteria. Some are free of preservatives and this is important because 9% of the population are allergic to contact lens solution preservatives.
DW Roberts offers you the chance to have an initial trial of contact lenses free of charge, however, you must have had a recent eye test before starting our free contact lens trial (a legal requirement). A charge will be made for your eye test unless you are eligible for a free NHS eye test.
What does this involve?
Then, if you and your optician are happy to continue, an appointment is made for your insertion and removal training which includes how to care for your contact lenses correctly. A fitting fee is charged for this appointment.
After care is a very important part of the service we offer at DW Roberts.
After the initial trial a further appointment will be made for you to return a week or fortnight later to have a full contact lens assessment. You must attend this aftercare appointment with your contact lenses in your eyes having worn them for at least two hours. Bring your spectacles and contact lens case with you.
Your optician will:
You should continue to have regular contact lens aftercare appointments and full sight tests to check the health of your eyes and to ensure you are able to have the best experience with your lenses.
At DW Roberts we offer you the benefits of joining our Contact Care Plan. You pay a set monthly amount and receive your supply of contact lenses and solutions at regular intervals. This plan also includes the cost of all necessary aftercare appointments and a discount towards glasses. NB: Your contact lens aftercare and full sight test must be current and up to date to enable continuity of supply of contact lenses and solutions. (This is a legal requirement).
You must ensure that you have a current pair of prescription glasses for use when you do not wish to, or are unable to, wear your contact lenses. This is essential, and a legal requirement, if you require your glasses in order to drive safely.
If you would like to try contact lenses, why not make an appointment at your nearest DW Roberts practice.