Can I really just go to sleep with them and wake up with corrected vision?
Yes, once the effect is complete, the lenses are simply removed each morning and you can see clearly for the duration of the day. And even before you take the lenses out in the morning, or if you get up in the middle of the night, your vision will still be clear. So the benefits work around the clock for you.
How soon will it start working?
After the first night of wearing the lenses, most of the important correction has been achieved. Usually, daytime eyesight is corrected within the first week, and there is no longer any need for specs and regular contact lenses.
Is ortho-k safe?
Yes. Research and trials show that the process is entirely reversible. If you decide that ortho-k is not for you and want to stop wearing them, the eye will return to its original shape and eyesight to its former condition. This flexibility makes ortho-k an excellent alternative to laser-eye surgery.
How much will it cost?
The treatment is comparable in price to wearing a pair of quality, daily- disposable contact lenses every day. We recommend replacing your ortho-k lenses every six months in order to ensure that they continue to provide optimum vision correction.
An exact costing will be provided before you apply for an assessment.
Don’t the lenses irritate the eyes when left in overnight?
Not at all, because ortho-k lenses are designed from a gas-permeable material. This revolutionary design allows oxygen to pass through the lens into the eye, preventing dryness and irritation. The lenses are incredibly comfortable to wear, and because no lens is required during the day, the eyes benefit from natural oxygen levels while they are not being worn.