Beginner's guide to contact lenses

It’s time for a contact lens 101. Let’s get to grips with the basics

From classic aviators to cat eyes, we all love a fashionable frame. But did you know that almost all eyesight prescriptions can be corrected with contact lenses? Why not give contacts a go and start enjoying a more active and flexible lifestyle, without your trusty frames.


Who can wear contact lenses?

Almost everyone! Easy to wear and easy to use, contact lenses are suitable for people with a whole range of prescriptions – even children.

A whopping 98 percent of glasses wearers could try contact lenses, so whether you’re long-sighted, short-sighted, wear varifocal lenses or have an astigmatism, chances are there’s a lens that’s right for you or your child.


What are the main types of contact lenses?

We’ve all heard of dailies, but what about the other types? Your Boots optician will help you choose the lenses that are best suited to you and your lifestyle, but the main types of contact lenses include:

Daily disposable lenses

The ultimate choice for convenience and flexibility, daily disposables are super-low mainten