Overnight Vision Correction
Overnight Vision Correction (OVC) also referred to as Ortho-K or Orthokeratology, is a non surgical alternative to laser eye surgery. They have been designed to correct myopia (shortsightedness).
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to wake to perfect vision without the need to wear glasses or contact lenses? Are you looking for a safer and less expensive alternative to laser eye surgery? With overnight vision correction lenses you can have just that.
How do they work?
As the name suggests, overnight vision correction is a contact lens that has been designed to correct your vision whilst you sleep. The contact lens works by gently moulding the eye whilst you are asleep to create a flatter cornea. When you wake, you can remove the contact lens to enjoy perfect vision throughout the day without the need of glasses or contact lenses.
A minimum of 6 hours sleep is recommended to allow enough time for corrective lenses to shape the cornea. Once awake, the lenses should be removed to reveal a clear 20/20 vision for the rest of the day.
Who is suitable for Overnight Vision Correction?
OVC lenses are the most convenient way to correct a child’s vision. Parents don’t have to worry about their child damaging or losing their glasses, or having to remove their normal contact lenses whilst partaking in certain activities. Orthokeratology has been found to delay the progressiveness of myopia. So if that isn’t a good enough reason to opt for Ortho-K lenses then i don’t know what is.
Active / Sports enthusiasts
Those with an active lifestyle especially athletes will often find that they must remove their glasses and even their contact lenses when participating in certain sport activities. Ortho-K provides that extra added benefit of not having to worry about removing your glasses/ lenses to play sports, instead when you wake up you will have the luxury of seeing clearly so you are able to perform at your best.
Dry Eye Patients
Dry eye patients are an ideal candidate for Ortho-K due to not needing to wear contact lenses or glasses throughout the day. Although there are solutions for Dry Eye, Ortho-K works perfectly to eliminate the effects of dry eye that may occur when wearing other type of contact lenses.
If you would like more information about the benefits of Overnight Vision Correction please visit our Ortho-k website or to book a consultation please contact The Specialist Contact Lens Practice 0121 643 3848