Contact Lenses & Ortho-K

Contact lens technology has come a long way. Contact lenses are now easier to use, more comfortable and are available in a wide range of prescriptions. At Specialeyes Newcastle, we will assess your suitability for contact lenses and offer you a free trial – and you can enjoy the convenience of ordering your contact lenses online with us!

It’s wonderful to have more than one option for your vision – that’s why contact lenses are proving popular for our patients of all ages. Here are some of the benefits of contact lens wear:

  • They make many sports and leisure activities easier to perform
  • Contact lenses are perfect for special occasion wear such as weddings
  • Multifocal glasses wearers can now wear contact lenses and enjoy great vision
  • Contact lenses are fantastic for self-esteem and confidence in children and teens – in fact we’ve fitted contact lenses to children as young as 6 years of age!

As part of our comprehensive eye examination at Specialeyes Newcastle, we can advise whether you are suitable for contact lenses and we’ll schedule an appointment for a free contact lens trial. Don’t be discouraged if you tried contact lenses years ago and found them a little difficult – you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the improved comfort and vision clarity. We will take the time to ensure that you’re feeling confident in using your contact lenses – our experienced optometrists have all the tips and tricks for successful contact lens wear!


Imagine waking up each morning and not reaching for your glasses! Ortho-K lenses are a non-invasive, breakthrough treatment for myopia (near-sightedness) for even the highest prescriptions. At Specialeyes Newcastle, we’re experienced in fitting Ortho-K lenses for adults and children.

Orthokeratology lenses, or Ortho-K lenses as they are commonly known, treat myopia and give great results, including freedom from wearing glasses. These individually designed lenses are worn overnight to gently reshape the surface of the eye. When Ortho-K lenses are removed the following morning, improvements in vision are immediately noticeable – which means that you can wake up to a glasses-free day!

How do they work?

While you are sleeping, your Ortho-K lenses go to work by reshaping the eye’s cornea to the design of the lens. This decreases the power of the eye in patients with myopia and this effect generally stabilises after about a week of use of the Ortho-K lenses.

Ortho-K lenses are surprisingly easy to get used to. Many patients comment that they are surprised by both the level of comfort and the immediacy of results. Ortho-K is suitable for both adults and children (our youngest Ortho-K patient is 9 years old) and it is a fantastic option for sportspeople, especially swimmers, surfers and sailors.

Like to know more? Contact us to discuss your suitability for Ortho-K lenses.

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