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Contact Lenses


Modern advances in contact lenses have now made it possible for virtually everyone to wear contact lenses safely. 99% of new contact lenses fitted are soft lenses. These range from daily disposable to two weekly and monthly disposable lenses. Soft contact lenses are made from soft polymers which cushion on the eye.

Contact lenses vary in terms of the amount of oxygen they let through, and in terms of comfort due to moisture retention in the lens. The latest lenses allow the maximum amount of oxygen through to the eye, almost 100%. That’s almost the same amount of oxygen as if you are NOT wearing ANY lens!

Recent advances have also made it possible to introduce moisterises into the lens itself. This results in the feeling of not wearing any lenses at all!

These modern lenses are available in daily, reusable, toric for astigmatism (rugby ball eyes) and for people who need reading glasses (varifocal or multifocal contact lenses).

In short virtually everyone can wear lenses, and even if your prescription is not available in the usual lenses. Then at Oakes Opticians we can fit truly custom made contact lenses.

So why not give us a call to book an appointment today in Huddersfield? Do you really have any reason not to?

Please note: A valid sight test prescription is required, dated within 2 years. Your previous optician is legally obliged to provide this, although they may charge. If your last sight test was greater than 2 years ago, or are unable to get a copy of your sight test. Then we will happily book you in for an eye examination at our store.

If you are one of our clients, then we will already have your records on file.

Whether you’re looking to completely change your eye colour or you’re looking for a subtle change, coloured contact lenses can be the solution you have been looking for. Have blue eyes but want them vivid? Tired of your green eyes and wish you had blue? Now there is a solution available in both prescription and cosmetic options to suit everyone.

Oakes Opticians enable our customers to change their eye colour in an instant with a quick and easy lens solution. Meet with our expert team of opticians in Huddersfield, UK to ensure that you are a good candidate for coloured contact lenses, once given the go-ahead you can choose your colour and enjoy a different look without delay.

At Oakes Opticians we only source our lenses from reputable and trusted manufacturers who have a stellar reputation in the eye industry. We don’t take any risks when it comes to our customers eyes and ensure that any coloured contact lenses we supply will meet our customer’s expectation and within their budget.

The contact lenses we provide come in an extensive range of colours to suit every customer’s requirements and preferences from brilliant blues to greens and so much more. Once you have had a look at the selection available and determined your new look, visit our optician who will be able to ensure you are a good candidate for lenses and then enjoy your new look.

When you choose this option, you don’t have to go overboard. Many of our customers choose a subtle change to enhance their eye colour. Our dedicated team of professionals will be able to offer you the advice and recommendations you need to help you make an informed decision as to what colours are the best match based on your current eye colour, skin tone and hair colour.