McShaw Optometrists. Specialist eye Centre. South West Home visits too Tel: 01395 578724
McShaw Optometrists. Specialist eye Centre. South West                 Home visits too             Tel: 01395 578724

Contact lenses

Want to think about contact lenses? Great, you have come to the right place: As an independent Optometrist we select lenses from the widest range of quality manufacturers; this means we  offer you the best products available to suit your eyes.

Our range of equipment allows you to have the best possible care with time to ask questions and know we want you to have the very best in vision possible without compromising your ocular health.


Our contact lens care is paid separately from our contact lenses, so giving you the additional assurance that you are receiving the best of care which is not tied to the product you use. In fact we supply your lenses at cost price and are happy for you to purchase your lenses elsewhere.


We provide multifocal, toric and bespoke gas permeable lenses amongst other products. We have a history of providing care to children, mature adults and the house bound.  Our bespoke and extensive service may be just what you are looking for. Ask for more details within our practice.

Initial assessment appointment


  • Ocular history
  • Examination of the ocular surface and lids including: slit lamp bio-microscopy including cornea, conjunctiva, limbus, lid assessment
  •  keratometry, anterior imaging, OCT as required.
  • Assessment of the tear film
  • Corneal measurements using various methods as apropriate
  • Discussion of appropriate lens types according to results of above
  • Application of trial lenses, this can include multiple trials  to assess vision comfort fit and  tolerance (occasionally this may need to be booked as a separate appointment if trial lenses need to be specially ordered)
  • Vision assessment with lenses
  • Fit assessment


Contact Lens handling and hygiene


  • Teaching session lasting approx 20-40 minutes
  • Lens application and removal technique
  • Wearing instructions / lens care / cleaning where necessary
  • Solutions and hygiene advice
  • Contact lens 'do's and don'ts'
  • Issue of trial lenses to take away to be worn in your own environment and trial pack of solutions where necessary


Follow-up appointment


  • Lenses should be worn to this appointment (wear at least 3 hours before attending)
  • Review of fit and vision, refinement where necessary
  • If any changes are made a further appointment may be necessary which will be covered by the fee paid at the first appointment

As a part of this consultation period we will discuss whether you prefer to wear lenses on an 'every day' or 'part-time' basis. You may then choose to take advantage of McShaw Opticians Ltd Vision Plan, which is our monthly standing order  scheme which covers all future contact lens aftercare appointments. The cost of a contact lens assessment is £75.00  which covers all of the above including the trial lenses supplied. In the unlikely event that you are unsuccessful with contact lenses you will receive a credit of £35 towards a complete new pair of spectacles purchased within a month of your contact lens assessment.


Check out our eye care packages for our contact lens care package eyecare packages


McShaw Optometrists. Specialist eye centre S.W.

123, High Street  



Business hours

Monday to Friday 9.30 to  5pm

Thursday late Opening till 9pm

Saturdays by appointment          10.00 to 12.30

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