Overnight Vision Correction: EyeDream (Ortho K).
Wouldn’t it be great if you could correct your eyesight while you slept? Well, now you can. It’s called orthokeratology, or Ortho K.
Ortho K is the fitting of specially designed contact lenses that you wear overnight. While you sleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (the cornea) so your sight has improved the next morning. An alternative to laser eye surgery.
What Is EyeDream?
EyeDream is a vision correction therapy that provides clear, comfortable vision without the need to wear contact lenses during the day. No more restrictions on how long you wear your lenses, no more irritation in dry, smoky environments or at the end of a long day.
EyeDream is ideal for low/mid-shortsighted people who:
- Want clear natural vision all day, every day.
- Have considered refractive surgery because of the freedom it provides, but are worried about the risks.
- Find soft contact lenses do not fulfill the comfort demands their lifestyle places on their eyes.
- Are involved in recreational and sports activities where periods without wearing contact lenses is ideal.
So how is this possible?
Very simply, EyeDream is a specially designed contact lens that reverses the power of the cornea, at the front of the eye during overnight wear. Once the full effect has taken place, the eye is effectively ‘normal’ and can see clearly during the day.
With EyeDream you will benefit from:
- Freedom from contact lenses and glasses during the day.
- Very easy adaptation, only overnight lens wear required.
- A comfortable, semi-permanent alternative for the correction of shortsightedness.
- A safe and reversible vision correction therapy without surgery.
How it works.
EyeDream is a vision therapy that brings a modern approach to a technique known as orthokeratology. EyeDream lenses are manufactured from special highly oxygen permeable material. When worn during the night these lenses apply a controlled shape to the ‘window’ at the front of the eye (the cornea), eliminating your shortsightedness. This effect stays strong enough for you to function the entire day without spectacles or contact lenses.
EyeDream utilises the tried and tested lens design that has been available in Europe since 2002 and currently boasts thousands of happy patients. EyeDream is available to patients with the following degrees of short sightedness:
- A spherical spectacle prescription of -0.75D up to -4.50D
- Astigmatism of up to -1.50D
Frequently asked questions.
Can I really just sleep and see? Yes, once the effect is complete you simply remove the lenses each morning and can see normally. Also - and this is really clever - you will be able to see clearly with the lenses in when you wake up in the morning (or in the middle of the night). It really is a clear future 24/7!
How quickly will it work? After the first night most of the necessary correction has been achieved. Normally within a week your sight during the day will be ‘treated’ and you will no longer be reliant on glasses or contact lenses.
Is EyeDream safe? Yes. Research and experience show that the whole process is 100% reversible. So if you decide to stop wearing EyeDream for whatever reason, the eye will return to its original shape and you will see clearly with your glasses again. This makes EyeDream an excellent alternative to laser eye surgery, which is readily available from the professional you trust with your eye-care.
How is it possible to wear lenses overnight? EyeDream lenses are made of one of the very highest oxygen permeable materials, Boston XO™*, for maximum comfort and safety during overnight wear. The other unique benefit with EyeDream is that, unlike normal lens wear, the eye spends its waking hours with natural oxygen levels, uninhibited by contact lenses.
How much will EyeDream cost?
EyeDream lenses need replacing every 6 months to ensure they are always providing the optimum correction of vision.
An initial consultation and fitting (non-refundable) is £150 - this includes initial pair of contact lenses and all consultations to complete the fitting process. Once fitting has been completed, the ongoing payment by Direct Debit is £45.00 per month and includes:
- All aftercare appointments and eye examinations.
- New EyeDream lenses every 6 months.
- Free lost/broken lens replacement.
For further information please speak to your optometrist.
You might also like to view this clip of Philip Schofield’s experience on This Morning.