Opticians in Rickmansworth and Chalfont


Heaton Caffin

Professional eye care opticians for over 100 years

At Heaton Caffin opticians we offer FREE contact lens trial for daily and monthly disposable lenses. We supply all the major contact lens brands including Acuvue, Bausch & Lomb and Ciba Vision.


Are contact lenses for you?

Major advances in contact lens design mean that almost everyone can wear contact lenses these days. Here are the benefits:

Many common eyesight defects can be treated using contact lenses.

Bifocal lenses are available for those who find it difficult to shift focus.

All types of lenses available including sports and fashion lenses and coloured and cosmetic.


Choosing the right contact lenses?

First, you'll need to visit us to have an eye examination. We'll determine the strength of lenses required, the level of lubrication needed and the curvature and diameter of your cornea. 

Then we review the types of lenses available to you from the following kinds:


Soft Lenses

These are the most popular because they're easy to adapt to and more comfortable to wear. Made from silicon hydrogel material containing water, which allows the eye to breath better.


Gas Permeable Lenses

If your eyes require extra oxygen or if you have a high degree of astigmatism then these lenses are designed to allow more oxygen to pass the surface of the eye. They may take a little longer to get used to but will last longer than soft lenses.


Disposable Lenses

These are becoming increasingly popular as they eliminate the need for a lens care routine. The chances of infection are greatly reduced as to the fact that no cleaning is required as they are replaced new everyday.

In addition to the above we also offer special use lenses to enhance the look of traditional lenses.


Looking after your lenses

Unless you wear daily disposable lenses, cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses are essential to ensure good vision and healthy eyes. 

There are many different cleaning and care products available and the most appropriate type will depend on your lens type, the replacement frequency and your eyes themselves. We will make sure you use the most appropriate solutions for your lenses.