“Many people are worried about using contact lenses, but we ensure that you apply them properly and feel comfortable before you leave”


It is understandable that many people are sceptical when it comes to contact lens use. This is usually because they have had a bad experience with them, have heard stories of other people’s troubles or have previously been told their prescription can’t be corrected with contact lenses.


At Keith Walker Optical Boutique, we believe that everyone and anyone can benefit from a low-cost alternative to spectacles.


Many people’s bad experiences with contact lenses are caused by poor hygiene, the wrong type of lens or the wrong sized lens. Our thorough contact lens assessment ensures that you receive the lenses that suit you and your lifestyle, as well as supplying you with all the information you need to clean and store your lenses appropriately.


When you visit us for your contact lens check we will examine your vision, discuss your prescription and find out what you are hoping to use the lenses for. By doing this, we are able to identify different lens types – such as gas permeable, soft and hard – that will suit you and your daily needs.


It is then important for us to ensure that your eyes can tolerate the lenses that you choose. We do this by trialling you with the lenses for around 30mins in store depending on the type of lens. The next step is for us to show you how to insert the lenses and look after them properly. To ensure the safety of your vision and to give you peace of mind, we won’t let you leave us until we are sure that you are able to use them efficiently without trouble.

As soon as we feel that you are able to use the lenses over longer periods, we will generally send you away for trial period with the lenses before you order your 1st set of lenses. At a short follow-up appointment we check your lenses are fitting comfortably and fine tune your prescription so that you can enjoy clear, crisp vision without restriction.


All of our contact lenses are priced differently, simply based on the type and manufacturer, and so we will need to discuss your needs and prescription together to get an idea of cost. If you would like to find out more about our contact lenses, feel free to pop in to our practices, give our friendly team a call or drop us an email.

“Alcon’s contact lens range deliver exceptional comfort due to breakthrough technology”


Alcon are at the forefront of contact lens design and technology, with the world’s first and only water gradient contact lens -Dailies Total 1.


A contact lens with a surface of over 80% water content, which nearly matches the surface of your eye, giving a feeling of exceptional comfort until the end of your day, perefect for those of us who need clear vision & comfortable eyes through a long day.


A recent development (as of September 2016) now allows us to correct those prescriptions that require help with their reading. So if you only wear your prescription for near work, require a varifocal or bifocal then you can also benefit from this groundbreaking lens and feel the comfort everyone should feel when taking contact lenses out at the end of the day.

Booking your essential eye examination with us is simple. You can call our friendly practice teams on 01429 275551 (Hartlepool) and 01429 820326 (Wheatley Hill). Alternatively you can email us on info@walkersopticians.co.uk or message us on Facebook/Twitter.

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