Dream Vision Ortho-K Candidates
- Anyone active and involved in sports
- Someone looking for an alternative to lasik surgery
- People who are too young for lasik surgery
- Patients who do not want to be dependent on contact lenses and glasses
- Children whose parents wish to slow and possibly prevent the progression of nearsightedness
- Anyone who experiences discomfort or difficulty wearing contact lenses because of dry eyes or allergies
Ortho-K Lenses for Athletes and Active lifestyles
Glasses can create a hindrance for many activities and sports. Contact lenses for many people can be equally uncomfortable and inconvenient. Ortho-K allows for optimal vision during sports and activities such as dance and gymnastics without the aid of glasses or contacts. With Ortho-K, you can have crystal clear central vision with unrestricted peripheral vision crucial for sports such as football, baseball and basketball.
Benefits for Nearsighted Children
Since myopia is often diagnosed at an early age and progressively worsens until late adolescence, early Ortho-K treatment offers a proven, reasonable method to significantly alter the progression of myopia from increasing over time. This is important because, if left untreated, high levels of myopia (nearsightedness) may also create increased risks for other eye diseases such as glaucoma and detached retinas.
By wearing Dream Vision Ortho-K lenses to gently reshape your corneas, you or your child now have an alternative to glasses or daytime contact lenses that may correct your myopia and prevent nearsightedness progression.
Ortho-k lenses are well tolerated by children because while their eyes are closed there is less lid sensation. Additionally, since they will be sleeping in their lenses they will not have to wear corrective lenses during the day. This means they can participate in a variety of activities, including sports, without worrying about glasses or contacts.
Ortho-K Solution for Dry Eyes and Allergies
Dry eye syndrome has become increasingly prevalent over the past ten years as people spend more time indoors where air-conditioning systems remove moisture from the air. Additionally, the substantially greater time spent staring at PCs, TVs, smartphones and gaming devices reduces blink rates by up to 80% thus dramatically reducing tear flow to the surface of the eyes. Other common causes of dry eye include the aging process, wearing contact lenses, hormone levels, menopause, birth control, diabetes, environmental factors like allergies, wind, and dry climate, medications, and heavy computer usage. Thus dry eye syndrome has become one of the most common eye health issues and led to the development of a major market for proposed remedies yet it is unclear that any one product offers the best solution.
Additionally, increasing numbers of people are affected by allergies including the seasonal effects of hay fever which can make it almost impossible to continue wearing daytime contact lenses. This is where Ortho-K contact lenses for dry eyes may offer a new solution since the lenses are only worn overnight when sleeping then removed the next morning to give clear natural vision all day long.
Since Ortho-K lenses are only worn at night while you sleep, dry eye and allergy sufferers may experience relief due to unrestricted tear flow during waking hours.