Mrs Elizabeth RalphMrs Elizabeth Ralph

Professional Services Consultant
Contact Lens Specialist

Contact: beth.ralph19@icloud.com

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Contact Lenses FAQ

Yes, while modern contact lenses, especially soft lenses, are inherently comfortable initially, it is true comfort very often reduces later in the day, leaving many wearers wishing they could wear them for longer.

Knowing this is the case for you I would prescribe specific lens designs and materials I know contribute to comfortable wear, while at the same time I would assess your eye’s surface and make it as healthy as possible for lens wear. In my view it is the sub-optimal surface of the eye, very common nowadays, that while not giving problems when not wearing lenses, very often leads to contact lens discomfort. This doesn’t have to remain the case. As part of the ethos of providing the best care possible we recognise accurate and timely testing in eye care is vital, as it is in medicine generally, we both have available a test that can not only detect dry eye and contact lens discomfort inflammation, but measure its degree as well, no other test in the world does this and we are proud to be pioneers in its use. 

InflammaDry
InflammaDry detects and grades eye surface inflammation helping targeted treatment.

 

Yes, good vision in contact lenses is a combination of factors; the power of the lenses, the way the lens sits on your eyes surface and the influence of your eye lids and tears. All need to work in harmony to give good stable vision.

I take an individual approach to prescribing contact lenses, looking in detail at all of the influences that contribute to vision in contact lens, especially before you commence wear. Only when all these factors are at their best do you get your optimum contact lens vision.

 

Yes, certainly. Multifocal contact lenses have been available for over 40 years. Generally success rates and vision, with an ever expanding range of designs and prescriptions, has never been higher. I have a unique approach to assessing these lenses, so we can gauge probable success in your real world.

 

Yes, certainly. Contact lenses for astigmatism have been available for over 40 years. Generally success rates and vision, with an ever expanding range of designs and prescriptions, has never been higher. I have a unique approach to assessing these lenses, so we can gauge probable success in your real world.

 

Yes, this is quite possible. The answer almost certainly lies in improving the quantity and quality of the tears in a specific way, something simple dry eye drops can’t do. So as part of the exam, assessment and prescribing process, specific dry eye therapy may be included. As part of the ethos of providing the best care possible we recognise accurate and timely testing in eye care is vital, as it is in medicine generally, we both have available a test that can not only detect dry eye and contact lens discomfort inflammation, but measure its degree as well, no other test in the world does this and we are proud to be pioneers in its use. 

InflammaDry
InflammaDry detects and grades eye surface inflammation helping targeted treatment.

 

Yes, certainly this is quite possible. Key to success is recognising these are rather special and perhaps require even more ‘TLC’ in the exam, assessment and prescribing process.

 

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