What happens at your free contact lens trial?
No subscriptions, no stress. Simply try before you buy & see the world in a new way
Whether you’re hitting the gym or painting the town red, contact lenses can bring you more freedom and flexibility.
Fancy giving them a go? Why not try before you buy with our Free Contact Lens Assessment and Trial? With no subscriptions and no stress, we’ll help you find a lens that’s right for you.
If you are on one of our contact lens plans (Rewards or Care Plan), your eye test with contact lens check is included. If you are not on a plan, your contact lens check will cost £35 and your eye test will cost £25 (unless you are eligible for an NHS eye test).
What happens at your assessment?
Before you get started with your free trial, you’ll need to pop in for a 30-minute assessment. Don’t worry, there’ll be no trick questions.
This is a chance for one of our opticians to find out which lenses best suit your lifestyle and talk you through prices and how to care for your lenses (spoiler alert: it’s super-easy, the main thing to remember is that you need to use solution and never use tap water to clean your lenses. Your optician will explain this). They’ll even give you the lowdown on our Boots Opticians Contact Lens Rewards Plan and book you in for a post-trial appointment. Sounds good, right?
What does the free trial include?
Once your assessment is done (it’ll fly by), we’ll show you how to put in and take out your contact lenses, then get your prescription ready.
Depending on your lifestyle, you can choose from either a month's supply of selected daily reusable lenses or up to five pairs of daily disposable lenses – all for free. And remember, we’ll be with you every step of the way, so if you have any questions or problems throughout your trial, just get in touch.
Before you commit to buying them, take some time to see if contact lenses are right for you. If they are, we’ll help you choose a payment plan. Depending on which plan you go for, you could get top discounts on frames and free eye tests/contact lens checks. How’s that for a bonus?
What type of contact lenses do Boots offer?
There are three main types of contact lenses:
• Daily disposable lenses – wear a fresh pair every day
• Daily reusable lenses – one pair can last up to one month
• Extended wear lenses – can be worn both day and night and can last up to one month
We stock a variety of Boots-own lenses and branded lenses from the likes of Acuvue to suit most prescriptions. Our lenses are developed with the latest advances in technology and there are options that come with features including:
• Lenses for astigmatism – to correct your prescription more accurately if you have astigmatism
• Multifocal lenses – let you see near, far and in between (also known as varifocal lenses)
• Breathable lenses – allow more oxygen through to the eye
• Hydrating lenses – for long-lasting moisture and comfort
• Transitions lenses – adapt from clear to dark in line with changing light conditions
• Lenses with UV protection – help protect from sun damage
We also stock a range of contact lens solutions online to help you clean and care for your lenses which you can add to your contact lens trial or plan.
Nervous about trying contact lenses?
Don’t be! From contacts getting stuck behind your eye to lenses falling out during your workout, there are dozens of myths floating around. To help put your mind at ease (and share the truth!) we’ve busted some of the top myths about contact lenses right here.