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Welcome to our September newsletter!

We hope you all had a wonderful summer and as the kids head back to school we discuss the benefits of wearing contact lenses and how they are suitable for almost everyone including children. Our regular Focus On feature discusses this as well as other frequently asked questions regarding contact lens wear.

We’re also delighted to show you our newest frames in stock now, as well as details of our fantastic Autumn Sale. There’s no better time to pop in and see our fantastic frame collection.

Warmest Regards,

Geoffrey and Tracy

From our Autumn/Winter collection we’ve picked the newest colours and sizes to grace our shelves

Calvin Klein CK 5860

The always modern and sleek frames from Calvin Klein are now available in petite frame sizes to suit those with smaller faces as well as teenagers. We love the geek chic look of the CK 5860

Ray-Ban RB 3016

The classic Ray-Ban Clubmaster is now in stock in this fantastic new light tortoishell colour which is universally flattering on all skin tones and perfect for wearing in the Autumn sun

Jaeger 275

For those who like to keep their spectacles practical, simple, and stylish our new Jaeger range can be worn every day as well as being hypoallergenic and made of light-weight and durable titanium

Contact Lenses

What type of contact lens is right for me?
We cater each lens choice to your prescription and what you want to use them for. Infrequent use e.g. for sports or specific events may mean that daily replacement lenses will be best for you. If you plan to wear lenses for longer every day, monthly replacement lenses, which you clean and store every night, will suit you better.

I’ve tried them before but wasn’t impressed…
As contact lens technologies have developed there is now the possibility of correcting simple and complex prescriptions, including astigmatism and presbyopia. In addition, contact lens materials have improved so much that comfort during wear has increased dramatically. This means that if you’ve tried lenses in the past and have either been dissatisfied with your vision correction or disappointed with the comfort of the lenses, now is the time to try lenses again.

Benefits of contact lenses

  • Ideal for use during sports and training
  • Perfect alternative for those who don’t feel they suit frames
  • Can now correct a range of prescriptions including astigmatism and presbyopia
  • Allows you to pay for vision correction per month as opposed to the one-off cost of spectacles
  • Can be a handy alternative for situations where spectacles aren’t ideal e.g. weddings, nights out
  • Leaves you free to wear any sunglasses without the need to buy prescription lenses
  • A less permanent and more flexible option than laser eye surgery
  • Can be successfully fitted on children to free them from spectacles at school

How old do you have to be to wear contact lenses?
In recent years, it has also been found that contact lenses can be used by children much younger than previously thought. As long as the child is keen to wear contact lenses, and their parents or guardians are equally on board and willing to oversee their use, there is arguably no lower limit on age for fitting contact lenses. In addition we have many contact lens patients using them well into their 80s!

I’m not sure how to take care of them…
Like any medical prescription, contact lenses prescriptions are carefully chosen to suit your needs and in return, require care when using. We will take the time to show you exactly how to use and care for your lenses so that you can have the best possible wearing experience. In addition, our Direct Debit options all include free aftercare appointments, meaning we will happily see you as often as you need if you have any concerns or problems with your lenses or lens care.

If you are interested in trying contact lenses or want to discuss your options for vision correction further do not hesitate to get in touch and book a contact lens fit with Geoffrey or Tracy. 

Find out more

It’s time for our Autumn Sale! We’re delighted to offer fantastic discounts of up to 50% on our designer frames including Gucci, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Boss, CK, Ray-Ban, Max Mara and Versace. The discounts include some of our stunning designer sunglasses, so now is an ideal time to pick up a pair if you have an October holiday planned. Pop in throughout September to find your perfect pair.

Book an appointment

We care about your family’s eyecare. So if you are experiencing any problems with your vision or have concerns over your loved ones eye health, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Home visits are now available.

Come and see us at 70 Main Street, Davidsons Mains
or phone 0131 336 4764 for an appointment.
You can also email us at info@ballantinegoldie.co.uk

Davidson Mains 70 Main Street, Edinburgh EH5 4AA 0131 336 4764
Gullane  9a Lammerview Terrace, Gullane EH31 2HB 01620 842383

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