Please note that despite the government rule being relaxed regarding the wearing of face coverings.

Patients (including children of school age) entering our practices will still be required to wear a face covering.

 

All staff will continue to wear the appropriate PPE.

The safety of our patients & staff remains our main priority, so we must continue with our current safety precautions to protect our more vulnerable patients.

This is due to the close proximity of staff to patients during eye examinations and dispensing.

 

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Please note online appointment booking has been suspended until further notice.

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Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses

As a local, independent group of opticians DW Roberts are free to recommend lenses from all suppliers enabling us to find the most suitable lens for you.

Millions of people around the world enjoy the freedom of wearing contact lenses. They are an ideal option for those who lead an active lifestyle or for those who do not like the idea of wearing glasses all the time.

Contact Lenses

Free Contact Lens Trial

We can offer you the chance to have an initial contact lens trial, free of charge, you must, however, have had a sight test within the last 6 months before we can go ahead. If you and your optician are happy to continue after your free trial we will make an appointment for insertion and removal training. There is a fee for this appointment.

Myopia Management & Ortho K

Contact Lens Aftercare

You should have regular contact lens aftercare appointments and sight tests to check the health of your eyes and to ensure that you have the best experience with your lenses.

When you attend an aftercare appointment you should be wearing your contact lenses and should have done so for at least two hours. The optician will check the health of the front of your eyes, make sure that you are cleaning and disinfecting or discarding your lenses correctly and check your contact lens prescription to ensure that your current lenses are still the best lenses for you.

Contact Lens Aftercare

Myopia Management

 What is myopia?

Every parent should be aware of the signs of myopia (short-sightedness) developing in their child.

Myopia is usually easy to correct with glasses or contact lenses. However, when it occurs in young children it is very concerning as it can progress rapidly and continue to worsen until adulthood.

How do I spot the symptoms?

You may notice one or more of these signs in your child:

  • needing to sit nearer the front of the class at school
  • sitting closer to the television
  • experiencing headaches after watching TV or other distance tasks
  • holding books and devices very close
  • blinking excessively or squinting
  • rubbing their eyes frequently
  • complaining of headaches and tired eyes

How might myopia affect my child’s eyesight in the future?

Unfortunately, a childhood diagnosis of myopia means life-long eye care and, in general, the younger the child when their myopia starts, the faster their vision will worsen and the more myopic they will become as an adult.

Adults with high levels of myopia need stronger, thicker lenses and are at increased risk of developing sight threatening conditions such as retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy.

To check your child’s risk factors click on the button below:

mykidsvision.org

What treatment is available?

Whilst there is no cure for Myopia, there is a solution. Whilst existing myopia cannot be reversed, its progression can potentially be slowed down and, in some cases, halted by employing one of the Myopia Management treatment options below.

  • Specialist soft contact lenses

These daily contact lenses are specially designed to correct existing myopia, giving clear distance and near vision, and they are also proven to slow, and even sometimes halt, the progression of myopia in children.

  • Orthokeratology (Ortho-k)

Ortho-k custom made contact lenses correct your vision while you sleep giving clear, natural vision throughout the day for both adults and children. Ortho-k lenses have also been proven to slow the progression of myopia in children by 40 – 50%.5

Please contact your nearest DW Roberts’ branch for further information about our Myopia Management options.

The link below explains what EyeDream Ortho-k is and how it works.

https://www.eyedreamlenses.com/video-gallery-page

References

  1. Morgan, P. Is Myopia Control the Next Contact Lens Revolution? The Optician 2016.
  2. The College of Optometrists. Article 20.1.16 – [NICER] Study shows myopia prevalence in children in the UK has more than doubled in the last 50 years.
  3. Tse DY, Lam SC, Guggenheim JA, Lam C, Li KK, Liu Q, To CH. Simultaneous defoucs Integration during g refractice development.
  4. Paul Chamberlain et al. A 3-year Randomized Clinical Trial of MiSight Lenses for Myopia Control. Optom Vis Sci 2019;96:556–567
  5. The College of Optometrists. Guidance for Optometrists – Myopia Management, February 2019.

Important information

The results of myopia management intervention vary for each child and are not guaranteed. It is difficult to accurately measure the improvement as it is not known how myopic your child would have become without myopia management.

The treatments are safe and are currently some of the best available options for slowing the progression of myopia.

Myopia management treatment needs to continue until your child’s eyes have stopped growing.

 

 

Contact Care Plan

At DW Roberts we run a Contact Care Plan which you can join. 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 your lenses and solutions (This is a legal requirement).

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Frequently Asked Questions

We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to ensure your experience with DW Roberts is as straight forward as possible.
Have a question that isn't answered here? Please get in touch with us and we'll be happy to help.

Will I be suitable for contact lenses?

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I have astigmatism, can I wear contact lenses?

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Do I still need a sight test if I have been for a contact lens check-up?

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Why Choose Us? ...

Your local independent optician
Five practices around Milton Keynes & Towcester
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Professional, knowledgeable staff
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Repairs & 12 months free aftercare
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Retinal screening
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Myopia management - Ortho-K
Contact lens clinics/Contact lens scheme