Bringing contact lens fears into focus

Looking at life through a contact lens.
Looking at life through a contact lens.

A local high street optician is hosting a special event to dispel the myths surrounding the perceived discomfort and danger of contact lenses.

Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care on Printing Office Street, Doncaster, is running the contact lens event today and on Saturday where customers will have the chance to touch and feel the lenses, have any concerns addressed by a team of experts and participate in a free trial and fitting assessment.

Branch manager, Cheryl Marlow, said: “The number one fear that we come across is people’s aversion to putting something in their eye. We hope that we can help address any concerns and demonstrate there is nothing to fear. Thanks to new designs and materials contact lenses are now more comfortable than ever before, providing exceptional vision for those who require correction, even those people with a multifocal perspective.

“Summer is the perfect time to give contacts a go, whether to aid the playing of sports, or even just to try out a different look with some fashionable sunglasses. We’re hoping to debunk the myths surrounding contacts once and for all.”