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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!

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MONOVISION CONTACT LENSES - NO NEED FOR READING GLASSES

WHY DO I NEED READING GLASSES?
Everybody will need reading glasses eventually - it cannot be avoided because it is an age-related problem. While shortsightedness where an individual has difficulty seeing distant objects affects about a third of the UK population, presbyopia which is where an individual needs glasses to read and do close work, is a condition affecting most people from the age of 40 onwards. However, with overnight vison correction you can delay the need for reading glasses until much later and when eventually age does catch up with you, there is a further option to switch to monovision contact lenses.

WHAT IS PRESBYOPIA?
Presbyopia is caused by a loss of elasticity in the lens of the eye and in the muscles around the lens. Like other parts of the body, the eyes are subject to wear and tear as they age and they progressively become less able to switch from looking at distance objects to focus on objects close by.  It is referred to as "a loss of accomodation" and is best illustrated by thinking of your eye as a telescope looking into the horizon and then winding it in to look at something very near. We do this without thinking all day long but the eye finds it more and more difficult to produce sharp images needed for activities like reading, especially in low lighting conditions.

HOW CAN OVERNIGHT VISION CORRECTION HELP ME AVOID READING GLASSES?
Overnight vision correction contact lenses work by flattening the surface over the pupil to form a "treatment zone", altering the angle at which light enters the eye to ensure it correctly focuses on the retina. The reshaping of this area causes the cells to be redistributed to form a raised ring around the periphery of the treatment zone. This raised area creates a "plus effect" which is what reading glasses do. The brain adjusts to use this area to read with when needed and delays the need for reading glasses for much longer. Eventually, as presbyopia progresses the "plus effect" caused by the contact lenses will not be strong enough and at this point you have the option to switch to iGO Monovision contact lenses.

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WHAT ARE MONOVISON CONTACT LENSES AND HOW DO THEY WORK?
The good news about being shortsighted is that it helps you when you get older because you can opt for monovision  This is a treatment which involves wearing one contact lens in the dominant eye (normally the right eye in right handed people) to view distant objects. The uncorrected eye is then used for reading and close up work.

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