282 North Road
CF14 3BN

Soft Contact Lenses

Being an independent practitioner gives us access to all contact lenses available on the market. We fit and dispense all types of soft contact lenses: daily disposable, fortnightly, monthly and annual replacement contact lenses for use alongside your Spectacles

These lenses are available as single vision (to correct long or short sightedness), toric (to correct astigmatism) and multifocal (to correct both distance and near vision for people who need reading glasses). Coloured lenses are also available for those who wish to change their eye colour.

Hard Contact Lenses

We also fit hard, or Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP), contact lenses. These are used to correct sight in single vision, toric and multifocal formats as with soft lenses.

Specialist Contact Lenses

We fit specially designed RGP lenses to correct vision in people with certain eye conditions. Most commonly they are used for people who have Keratoconus, a condition that affects the shape of the cornea (the window at the front of the eye that a contact lens sits on). We also fit these specialist contact lenses in people who have had corneal grafts or eye injuries resulting in an irregular corneal shape.

Custom made soft prosthetic lenses can be fitted to improve the appearance of a damaged eye. These lenses are matched in colour to the other eye and hand painted to achieve a very realistic look. Occlusive lenses are used to prevent double vision. Again. they can be matched in colour to the other eye.

For help and tips with Insertion and Removal techniques for your Contact Lenses please see this video link here.

Myopia (Short sight) Control Contact Lenses

Myopia is increasing worldwide with some calling this a ‘myopia boom’.  In East Asia, 90% of Chinese teenagers and young adults are myopic. Prevalence has also doubled within a century in Europe and in Australian 12 year olds, it doubled between 2006 and 2011. This is a worrying public health issue, as short sight is connected with a number of more serious eye problems in later life such as retinal detachment, cataract, glaucoma & maculopathy. With every increase in myopia, the risk of developing these conditions increases. We expect that our children will live longer than us and we need to do all we can to preserve their vision.

The unique MiSight 1-day lens - now available at RN Roberts

The release of MiSight® 1 Day contact lenses means that optometrists have a licensed daily contact lens with evidence-based scientific data that myopia progression can be slowed.

The study into MiSight® 1 Day lenses is the longest running clinical trial regarding contact lenses worn in children.

During the first three years, data was collected from a group of children who started wearing MiSight ® 1 Day contact lenses and this was compared with a control group who were wearing a comparable standard contact lens. The growth of the eyeball and prescription were measured for 3 years in both groups. There was a significant 59% reduction in the progression of myopia in the MiSight ® 1 Day group versus the control group and this stayed stable over the 3 years.

At year 4, the control group were also fitted with the MiSight ® 1 Day contact lenses. Since then, the progression rate of the control group has reduced to mimic the progression rate of the original MiSight ® 1 Day group. This indicates that the MiSight ® 1 Day lenses are comparatively effective at any age regardless of what the baseline prescription is or length in treatment.

The study is due to continue.

When to start?

The MiSight ® 1 Day lens is available in a range of prescriptions including those in the lower ranges. Therefore, RN Roberts are encouraging a pro-active approach in fitting children of all ages to catch myopia in the early stages. This is not an approach that can be dipped in and out of. Once started, there is a commitment to maintain therapy and management.

It is not available on the NHS and only available on a planned monthly payment programme, which includes all professional examination and fitting fees plus the supply of the unique and revolutionary product. The cost is from £46.00 per month, payable by direct debit.

But how young can children wear contact lenses?

There is no limit or barrier to the age of children who are can be fitted with contact lenses.

It has been shown that children are very responsive to maintaining good habits and hygiene when fitted from an early age. Along with myopia control, children within the study reported improvements in their daily activities from being spectacle free, such as playing outdoors and participating in sports.

The fitting and supply of any optical appliance to those under 16 is highly regulated and not permitted by any other than registered optometrists, contact lens opticians and doctors.

For further information on this



Contact Lens Scheme

To make contact lens wear as simple as possible we offer a yearly contact lens standing order scheme. As part of our Total Care Plan we offer;

Home delivery of lenses

Replacement for lost and damaged soft daily or monthly lenses (subject to fair usage)

Contact lens and solution packages are available at reduced rates (manufacturer specific solution apply)

10% discount on complete spectacles (Excludes spectacles under £99 and promotional offers)

Please note that the above offers may be redeemed by the named person on our Total Care Plan only.

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