Dose of Freedom

Experience great freedom and convenience with Contact Lenses.


We can offer a wide range of contact lenses to correct almost all types of focusing errors including myopia (short-sighted), hyperopia (long-sighted), astigmatism and presbyopia (replacing the need for reading glasses).

Soft contact lenses and Dailies

These have the advantage of being easy to wear, providing good comfort without a long period of adaptation. Older hydrogel materials (a mixture of water and plastic polymers) are now being superseded by silicone hydrogel materials, a development introducing silicone into the plastic matrix. These provide up to five times the oxygen permeability of the older lens materials allowing the eye to breathe more easily and promote better eye health while wearing lenses.

Toric soft lenses can correct astigmatism and multifocal lenses may help those over 40’s who experience reading difficulty.

An easy, convenient and healthy method of vision correction during the day. They are used once and then disposed of at the end of the day. As they are never used again there is no additional cleaning or storage requirement.

These lenses are designed to be used during the day and removed overnight. They are replaced either fortnightly or monthly. Slightly more care is required in looking after these lenses as they are being reused, they will require cleaning and storing solutions.

When the eye is said to have astigmatism or “rugby-ball shaped” eye, then using standard “spherical” contact lenses will not fully correct the focussing error and so leaves some blurring or distortion in vision. Astigmatic Prescriptions require a “toric” lens. These more specialised lenses allow better accuracy at correcting the blurring and distortion, leaving you with clearer vision.

As our eyes get older, the lens inside our eyes becomes less flexible and can no-longer change shape to allow focus on things that are close to us. Most people notice this at some stage but typically you become aware of difficulty from 40 yrs. of age onwards. Multifocal contact lens just like varifocals spectacles helps to improve near vision without upsetting distance vision.

Every prescription and a variety of needs can be met with the technology available today. Some prescriptions however require more bespoke made contact lenses that will meet your visual requirements.

Contact Lens Trial

If you don’t want to always wear glasses but need vision correction, contact lenses offer an easy alternative. A contact lens assessment at Loveday Opticians will give you the opportunity to try contact lenses both in the consulting room and in your own environment. This extended trial period will allow you to fully experience the benefits of contact lenses and see how they can enhance your life.

Your contact lens trial will consist of the following:

  • We’ll discuss your lifestyle and help to choose the contact lenses that are right for you.
  • Examination of the ocular surface and lids
  • Assessment of the tear film
  • Discussion of appropriate lens types according to results of above
  • Application of trial lenses to assess immediate tolerance (occasionally this may need to be booked as a separate appointment if trial lenses need to be specially ordered)
  • Vision assessment with lenses
  • Fit assessment
  • Teaching session with qualified member of staff lasting approx 20-40 minutes
  • Lens insertion and removal technique
  • Wearing instructions / lens care / cleaning where necessary
  • Solutions and hygiene advice
  • Contact lens ‘do’s and don’ts
  • Trial pack of lenses to take away to be worn in your own environment and trial pack of solutions where necessary
  • Lenses need to be worn to this appointment (please wear at least 2 hours before attending)
  • Review of fit and vision, refinement where necessary
  • If any changes are made a further appointment may be necessary, which will be covered by the fee paid at the first appointment


I recently bought some new glasses at Specsavers but they hadn't adjusted them correctly. As I live nearby, I went into Loveday's to ask them whether they would adjust the glasses for me as a favour. I spoke to Mitchell, who said that he would be happy to help if it was at my own risk. Although it was tricky, he adjusted them perfectly. Not only am I extremely grateful to both him and Loveday's but I was so impressed that I will be taking my custom to them in future! They are all very friendly and helpful, especially Mitchell, to whom I am very grateful.
12:50 28 Mar 24
Had an eye test here recentlyStaff were so warm and friendly, even straightened my wonky glasses without me asking which was very appreciated!
Emma Carroll
Emma Carroll
16:22 28 Aug 23
I fully reccomend this place for ear syringing . X
Christine Alsford
Christine Alsford
07:49 09 Jun 23
I have visited Loveday Opticians twice now to have my eyes checked. After having major surgery on both eyes, I was looking for an Opticians who I felt confident with to take cares of my fragile eyes.I have found the service exceptional. They were thorough, listened to what surgery I had had then then went through all of the tests and checks. The glasses service was fast and efficient, with a quick fitting and their technician getting the glasses right first time.A return visit and the level of service was still as good and although my prescription hadn't changed, I purchased a new pair of glasses and received replacement lenses as part of a deal. There was no pressure to buy the glasses, which is a welcome change from other opticians who try and sell you multiple pairs of glasses.
Graham Armstrong
Graham Armstrong
20:30 21 Apr 23
I had my ear wax removed at Loveday Opticians and the service was very professional and friendly. Time was taken to explain the process and to listen to any concerns. It took more than one visit due to my narrow ear canals, but I paid only once for this service. My hearing is so much better now. The reception staff and opticians obviously care about their work and are so friendly and polite. Highly recommended.
David Forman
David Forman
09:34 22 Aug 22
Best opticians around. All the staff are, very friendly , cheerful and exceptionally helpful.Nothing is too much trouble, for any of them.A very pleasant experience to visit 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Jayne Nelson
Jayne Nelson
20:24 12 Jul 22
Friendly, helpful fun, professional
Mike Clargo
Mike Clargo
10:42 12 Feb 22
Been going to Lovedays for many many years. Tried other shops but due to my complex prescription they are the only shop I have found that have the expertise to handle things for me. Would never dream of going else where.
Mark Thomas
Mark Thomas
18:20 13 Aug 21
Nothing but praise for these guys. Straight away they were sympathetic and understanding towards my struggle wearing a face covering. The lady who done my eye test was friendly and knowledgeable. She sorted me out with a free trial of contact lenses and a sample of eye drops for my dry eye problem. Even had a chat with the lovely lady on reception and another customer about football. Came away very happy with the whole experience and would definitely recommend
Debbie Mappley
Debbie Mappley
15:16 24 Jul 20
I can't say how long ago I had my glasses made up here,but I do remember it being a totally efficient service and I still have,and use my NHS Algha 12 kt gold John Lennon glasses,even if the case is showing its age.
rats kobek
rats kobek
17:26 25 Jun 19