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

Soft contact lenses offer several advantages, including ease of wear and quick adaptation. The traditional hydrogel materials, which consist of a combination of water and plastic polymers, are being replaced by more advanced silicone hydrogel materials. These newer materials incorporate silicone into the plastic matrix, resulting in significantly improved oxygen permeability. Compared to the older lens materials, silicone hydrogel lenses allow the eyes to breathe more easily, promoting better eye health during lens wear.

Furthermore, soft toric lenses are specifically designed to correct astigmatism, providing clear vision for individuals with this condition. Additionally, multifocal lenses are available to address reading difficulties commonly experienced by individuals over the age of 40. These lenses offer a convenient solution for those needing different focal points for near and distance vision.

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 Leith 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


Helpful and knowledgeable staff. Definitely recommend.
Sharlene Glean
Sharlene Glean
06:01 06 Mar 24
Amazing experience with my 3 year old daughter! I was really worried that my daughter would be really scared and not let anyone get close to her eyes, but staff was absolutely brilliant in putting her at ease and engaging with her. She was so proud to have her eyes checked afterwards! Thank you for making it such a positive experience for her. 🙂
Janice L
Janice L
09:29 28 Nov 23
We took my daughter for her first eye test and were so pleased with the service. The staff were really friendly and put her at ease. Bobby is a real natural with children and was also very thorough and kept me informed of what was going on throughout. Thank you!
Luke Hasham-Smith
Luke Hasham-Smith
05:45 22 May 22
My mum had an amazing experience here. The staff were incredibly friendly & supportive.
Natalie Dormer
Natalie Dormer
15:30 28 Apr 22
Amazing staff amazing service my lil one loves her trips to optician she always come out with a massive smile on her face such loving staff i would definitely recommend leith opticians over and over again.10/10always 👌👍🏼
•Aesthetic dreams•
•Aesthetic dreams•
14:04 10 Nov 19
Fantastic service provided by Mini at the Eastcote Branch. She was so knowledgable and helped me find the right glasses for me! Thank you Mini
Shikha Patwal
Shikha Patwal
13:37 13 Dec 18
Fantastic service. They say they take an Holistic approach and it's true! First time I've been to an opticians that genuinely care about me. So big thank you to the opticians and the wonderful staff. I'll be back again for sure!
Sean McAuley
Sean McAuley
11:47 14 Mar 16