Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Fiona Watt Optometrists proivde Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K in Wimbledon. Ortho-K is a lens fitting procedure that uses specially designed rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses to change the curvature of the cornea to temporarily improve the eye’s ability to focus on objects. This procedure is primarily used for the correction of myopia (short sightedness).
Ortho-K lenses are worn overnight, prescribed to be worn while sleeping for at least eight hours each night. They are removed upon awakening and not worn during the day. Some people can go all day without their glasses or contact lenses. Others will find that their vision correction will wear off during the day. Ortho K is completely reversible with 99% normality restored within 5 days of stopping lens wear.
How does EyeDream work?
The cornea plays a key role in creating a sharp optical focus. EyeDream lenses gently reshape the curvature of the cornea overnight, creating a slightly flatter profile.
Upon waking, the slight change (less than half the width of a human hair) in cornea curvature is enough to create clear, sharp vision for the duration of the day.
Journey To A Clearer Future
Eye Dream for children
Research has demonstrated that Orho-K lenses have a great benefit in helping to slow progression of myopia by reducing the amount of blur on the peripheral retina. Short sightedness has a tendency to get worse as children grow, especially where there is a strong family connection. Wearing Ortho -K lenses can slow this progression by up to 50%. The results vary for each individual child, but most experts maintain that these lenses are the best option available for children suffering from myopia.
EyeDream offers children and parents many benefits, including:
Ortho-k lenses such as EyeDream, offer the children and parents the best opportunity to reduce or halt the progression of myopia.
EyeDream offers children the freedom and confidence to swim, play sports and enjoy an active lifestyle without the restrictions of specs or contact lenses.
Peace of mind
EyeDream lenses are worn at night and at home so lens wear & care can be monitored – And, no more lost spectacles.