OrthoK Contact Lenses

OrthoK contact lenses are different because:-

  • You wear the contact lenses while you sleep. You take them out when you wake up.
  • During the day, your vision is clear, without the need for spectacles or contact lenses.

Is it safe?

  • The lenses gently reshape your eye’s front surface, while you sleep.
  • Modern computerised technology ensure precise fitting and excellent results.
  • There are no documented long-term adverse affects in over40 years of use.

Is it a permanent cure?

  • The effect can last for up to three days and is fully reversible.
  • To maintain good vision the lenses are worn during sleep, for 3 to 7 nights per week.
  • If you change your mind, the lenses are removed and your eyes will return to their original state, very quickly.

Is my prescription suitable?

  • If you have a moderate to low degree of short-sightedness (there will be a minus sign before the first number of your prescription) , OrthoK is ideal for you.
  • Less than -4.00 DS and less than -1.50 DC of astigmatism, gives excellent results.
  • If you have a higher degree, up to -10.00 DS, this is partially correctable. This can give you very significant improvement in vision, meaning you only need spectacles for distance and driving. OrthoK may also slow further progression.
  • Long-sight (your prescription will have a plus sign before the first number) is not usually correctable with OrthoK contact lenses.

Is it uncomfortable? 

  • The lenses are worn during sleep. When the eyes are closed the eye will be very comfortable.
  • There may be some mild discomfort when the lenses are put in, before you go to sleep, during the first 2 weeks.

Is it suitable for children? 

  • It is completely reversible and 40 years of fittings has produced no long term adverse affects.
  • Early fitting has been shown to slow the progression of short-sightedness.
  • Lenses will be rarely lost or broken as they are only worn overnight.

How much does it cost?

  • There is an initial assessment cost which includes an overnight trial.
  • The cost covers all fitting and aftercare appointments for 12 months and a pair of fitted contact lenses.
  • Once the correct lens fit has been found an annual check up is needed.

How do I find out more?

Book an appointment for a personal consultation with Mr Gary Orriss.