I had Radial Keratotomy (RK), but recently I have become very long sighted and couldn’t see near or far properly. I contacted Sophie after reading an article she had written about fitting difficult eyes. I have to say I have been amazed. Things have moved on a lot since I last wore lenses and Sophie really knows her stuff.  She works really hard with you to make sure the lenses are comfortable, making endless adjustments to get the fit just right. I am delighted with my new lenses as I can see brilliantly and hardly know they are in. If you want excellent comfortable vision, have abnormal corneas due to laser surgery/RK or anything else I strongly recommend you go and see her.


When my ophthalmic surgeon referred me to Sophie Taylor-West for a bandage contact lens I was apprehensive, as an experience many years before had been of an uncomfortable device and squirm-making fitting and extraction. Within the first minute or two of the consultation, however, Sophie had reassured me, and by her sympathetic and easy manner calmed my anxieties. It then became clear that Sophie was not only marvelous at dealing with nervous patients, but was also particularly highly skilled in the selection and fitting of suitable lenses. She took the greatest trouble to ensure that I was completely happy with the lens she had made for me, easily managing my rather tight eyelids, giving advice that was really useful and providing a genuinely caring after-service. I cannot speak too highly of her professional skill and enormous kindness.


I’ve been seeing Sophie for contact lens fitting for 4 months now. I’ve had keratoconus for very many years, with particular problems getting a comfortable lens for my left eye, and in that time have been seen by numerous contact lens fitters (NHS and private). Some of these have been rubbish, and others have been pretty good and have tried really hard, albeit often without success, but Sophie has been by far the best. Her working experience and knowledge of KC, and the selection of different specialist trial lenses she has, are truly impressive. The fact that she is so incredibly conscientious and readily contactable by email, just go to make a superlative service. I endorse all Sophie’s previous testimonials 100%.