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Through the eyes of a child

SEE HOW IT WORKS

Try a little experiment - press your eyelid lightly and you'll notice you'll have distorted your vision!

THIS IS THE BASIC SCIENCE BEHIND ORTHOKERATOLOGY!

The Chinese discovered this science over 2000 years ago BC – they slept with tiny silk filled pouches filled with sand on their eyelids – and woke up less Short Sighted!

See what makes us different!

CONTACT LENS PROBLEMS

Contact lenses are a great idea but many people have problems with daytime contact lenses and around 30% who try them are so dissatisfied that they switch back to glasses. Contact lens problems are usually caused by daytime enviromental factors which make the eyes dry out and feel tired, achy and red.

Overnight vision correction is a great solution because your eyesight is corrected while sleeping. Overnight vision correction gives you perfect lens free vision during the day and you can avoid all the problems associated with daytime contact lens wear.

WHAT CAUSES CONTACT LENS PROBLEMS?

CONTACT LENSES
Strange as this may seem, contact lenses are one of the key culprits of dry eye contact lens problems. Soft contact lenses worn during the day gradually draw moisture from the eye as the day progresses and this is just one reason for not wearing contact lenses for more than the recommended time. As the contact lens drys out it sucks moisture from the eye surface to replace moisture lost to the air. This becomes a vicious circle which aggravates the eye and makes eyes feel dry, uncomfortable and tired.

AIR CONDITIONING
Air conditioning accelerates the process detailed above because it drys out the surrounding air in your car, office and elsewhere.

STARING AT COMPUTERS AND PHONE SCREENS AS WELL AS DRIVING
You blink on average 5 times less when concentrating and staring for long periods at computer screens and mobile gadgets like phones. Blinking is a natural action which is important for good eye health. As the lid passes over the eye when you blink it sweeps lubrication produced by the tear duct,a bit like a wind screen wiper, to keep the eye clean and moist.

SWIMMING IN CONTACT LENSES AND TAP WATER
Chemicals and bacteria in water adhere to soft contact lenses causing irritation or infection. Opticians do not recommend wearing contact lenses for swimming or water sports. They also warn against using tap water to clean or rinse contact lenses.

THE MENOPAUSE
As women become peri- or post-menopausal, the hormonal changes taking place within their body often impact adversely on tear film generation meaning that eyes become less lubricated. This can often be exacerbated by various medications which women are often prescribed during the menopause.

WIND, DUST AND POLLEN
Wind and dust often cause eyes to water and become irritated and you may feel the need to rub your eyes to get some relief, but this only makes things worse. This can be a real problem for cyclists or those working in dusty environments like carpenters or firemen. Pollen has a similar but stronger effect especially if it gets trapped under contact lenses and the only way to get relief in this situation is probably to remove the contact lenses completely.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO AVOID CONTACT LENS PROBLEMS?

  • Wear contact lenses for only the recommended time
  • Switch to glasses whenever possible to give your eyes a rest so that oxygen and natural lubrication from the tear ducts can penetrate the eye without a contact lens getting in the way.
  • Try different types of contact lenses as one will suit you better than others.
  • Overnight vision correction contact lenses are only worn for 6-8hrs and only overnight and help keep your eyes comfortable during the day.

 

WHAT IS NEW THAT CAN HELP WITH CONTACT LENS PROBLEMS?
Manufacturers of contact lenses are constantly searching for ways to make contact lenses more comfortable by adding lubricants to them. But one of the newest and most effective type of contact lenses for those who have problems are overnight contact lenses. 

Overnight contact lenses are worn while while sleeping when they gently reshape the area over the pupil. When removed, light correctly enters the eye so that it focuses on the retina. This is why you can see when you are not wearing them.

 
Read about the other benefits of overnight vision correction.

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