Woman applying contact lens to her eye


Contact Lenses are a wonderful accompaniment to glasses. The continuous technical advancements made by leading contact lens manufactures mean contacts have never been more comfortable or safer to wear.

The range of prescriptions that can be corrected with contact lenses has increased dramatically in recent years, so there are solutions now for patients with high powers and large amounts of astigmatism.

If you were told in the past, you were not suitable for contacts due to the nature of your prescription or issue with dryness, there may be a solution for you now.

Contact us and we will be happy to discuss options that may be available to you.

Contact lens ready to be applied on the eye


Our new online store makes buying your contact lenses easy and arrange delivery to your home or collection from a store near you.

Existing Patients: If you are an existing Rods + Cones patient, all you need to do is to contact us to order your lenses as required.

New Patients: If you have an up to date contact lens prescription from another optician, you can still buy your contact lenses from us.

If you do not have a copy of your prescription, we can contact your optician directly on your behalf.

Ophthalmologist writing prescription for contact lenses







+ Healthcare Guidelines for Contacts

Healthcare Guidelines

Instructions for the Care and Handling of Contact Lenses

Although contact lenses offer great convenience and freedom there are important guide lines and practices to follow to ensure safe contact lens wear and avoid infection, corneal issues, dryness and indeed sight threatening conditions like Acanthamoeba Keratitis.

Responsible contact lens wearers that follow the simple guide lines can wear their contacts comfortably and safely and avoid any of these complications.

Contact lenses are classified as a medical device, therefore you need a prescription from your optician. This prescription is valid for 1 year, so you need to have a Contact Lens Check every year to renew this prescription as you can only buy contact lenses with an in-date prescription.

Our eyes change over time and it is important to keep up with these changes. During the exam we will check:

  • Vision - can we improve you vision with a different power.
  • Fit - Is the contact lens moving safely on your cornea, or do we need to alter the lens specifications to optimise the fit.
  • Tear Function - are you producing enough tears to ensure the lens is not drying out.
  • Corneal Health - are there any scratches or abrasions on your cornea cause by lens that is not fitting properly or is of poor quality.
  • Conjunctival Health - is there any neovascularisation (new blood vessel growth) on the conjunctiva (white of the eye) that may be caused by a lack of oxygen to the eye from over wearing your lenses, sleeping in them, or using an unsuitable lens material.
  • Latest Technology - is there a new contact lens product on the market that may be more suitable to your needs and that over comes and compromise or limitations of your existing lenses.
  • Follow the wearing schedule: This will be set out by your optician indicating the maximum hours per day, and how many days a week you can wear your lenses safely.
  • Do not sleep in your lenses: Contact will dry out while sleeping and you risk corneal damage on removal.
  • Do not swim or shower in your lenses: Only use eye drops prescribed by your eye care professional.
  • Hand hygiene: Always wash your hands thoroughly before inserting or removing your contacts to avoid infection.
  • Use quality solution with monthly / reusable lenses: The purpose of contact lenses solution is to clean, disinfect maintain the moisture content of the lens and store your lenses while not being worn. Not all contact lens solution is the same. Use the one recommended by your optician and change your contact lens case every month.

Contact us to talk about contact lenses and how they could work for you

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