"I'm scared of touching my eyes": Lainie from Headingley

"I don't like touching my eyes" is one of the most common reasons our clients give us for not wanting to try contact lenses. With Bayfields, this no longer has to be an issue.

Our experienced Optometrists will work with you every step of the way to ensure you are comfortable with applying and removing your contact lenses alone. 

Our contact lens trials are absolutely free and no obligation. Find out below how finding the right pair of contact lenses changed Lainie's life for the better.

Lainie at Bayfields Headingley

"I have had to wear glasses since I was about 10 years old and have always dreaded going to the Opticians. The whole experience was an ordeal, as I have a phobia of eyes. I used to walk into a shop to see other customers looking like they were on death row! The eye test lasted about 15 minutes without any explanation about how my eyes were, and then I’d be left alone staring at rows and rows of glasses. With no support or guidance, I left with a pair of glasses that Dame Edna wouldn’t have worn. Then the reminder letters would start falling through my letterbox, making me feel sick until I would finally pluck up the courage to ring and book an appointment by the time the 4th letter came, mainly because I felt like I was killing a rainforest!!!"

"In the Summer of 2012, I had an eye test and was left with a prescription for new glasses. A friend recommended Bayfields in Headingley:

The minute I set foot through the door I felt at ease. Everyone is really friendly, helpful and very patient. When you’re there, it’s as if everything stops for you. All my fears were kindly reassured and my questions answered." 

"I couldn’t believe that Chris spent over half an hour helping and advising me on frames which suited me ... He is like the Gok Wan of Spectacles! I work in a primary school, spending my days getting covered in paint, glue, glitter and play dough. Having the great after care service and being able to pop in to have my glasses checked means my glasses always look and feel as good as new."


"Recently, when I was having my glasses checked, the Bayfields team suggested that I try contact lenses. 2 years ago, my response would have been a straight forward NO! However:

I have complete trust in the team at Headingley so I know I am in safe hands."

"So, to the total shock of my family, friends and MYSELF, I went along to try contact lenses for the first time – completely free of charge and with no obligations or conditions attached to it."

"Understandably, I was a bit nervous but Gemma and Naomi were there as always to make me a yummy coffee and put me at ease. The thought of touching my eye made my tummy flip. Diba explained everything and Naomi was AMAZING! She was so patient as she taught me how to put the lenses in safely. I never thought I would be able to do it but they took the time to teach me without any pressure, making it all possible."

"The difference contact lenses have made to my life is fab: I can watch the Leeds Rhinos play without worry that my glasses will fall off and I can see what is happening in the game clearer than the referee (but they are sponsored by Specsavers so it’s understandable!!!) I now wear my glasses during the week and contact lenses on a weekend .Thank you so much to Bayfields Headingley for curing my fear of eyes, I couldn’t have done it without you!"

- Lainie from Headingley

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