Ortho-k

Eliminate your need for eyewear during the day by wearing specialised contact lenses while you sleep

ortho-k-contact-lensOrtho-K is an innovative solution that allows you to enjoy clear, comfortable vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses during the day. That means no more restrictions of how long you wear your lenses and no more irritation in dry, smoky environments.

Put simply, Ortho-K is a specially designed contact lens that reverses the power of the cornea at the front of the eye during overnight wear. Once the full effect has taken place, the eye is effectively ‘normal’ and can see clearly during the day.

At Nu-Sight Opticians, we offer Ortho-K vision correction therapy. Our experienced optometrists specialise in this type of contact lens and will show you in detail how they will benefit your vision on a day-to-day basis.

Ortho-K is ideal for low to mid short-sighted people. This innovative vision correction is perfect for people who:

  • Want clear, natural vision all day, every day
  • Find soft contact lenses uncomfortable or unsuitable for their lifestyle
  • Are involved in sporting activities where wearing lenses is necessary
  • Have considered refractive surgery, but are concerned about the risks

If you are suitable your eyes will be analysed on an eye-mapping instrument and from the data gathered, lenses will be ordered. Following lens collection, a series of appointments will be booked to check your progress until full correction is achieved. Our optometrist will also demonstrate how you use the lenses.

We are frequently asked a number of questions regarding Ortho-K correction therapy. We have posted the most common questions below.

Can I really just sleep and see?

Yes, once the effect is complete you simply remove the lens each morning and can see normally. Also you will be able to see clearly with the lenses in when you wake up in the morning (or in the middle of the night). It really is a clear future 24/7.

How quickly will it work?

After the first night most of the necessary correction has been achieved. Normally within two weeks your sight during the day will be ‘treated’ and you will no longer be reliant on contact lenses or glasses.

Is Ortho-K safe?

Yes. Research and experience shows that the whole process is 100% reversible. So if you decide to stop wearing Ortho-K for whatever reason, the eye will return to its original shape and you will see clearly with your glasses again. This makes Ortho-K an excellent alternative to laser surgery.

How is it possible to wear lenses overnight?

Ortho-K lenses are made from one of the very highest oxygen permeable materials, Boston XO™, for maximum comfort and safety during overnight wear. The other unique benefit with Ortho-K is that unlike normal lens wear the eye spends its waking hours with natural oxygen levels, uninhibited by contact lenses.

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Booking your Ortho-K assessment with us is simple. Call us on 01296 398 941 and speak to a member of the team, or you can email us on info@nu-sight.co.uk and we will contact you to arrange your appointment.

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