What is EyeDream?
EyeDream – a form of ortho-k (or orthokeratology) – corrects your vision while you sleep. Put your EyeDream lenses in before you go to sleep, take them out when you wake up, and enjoy the whole day with crisp, clear unaided vision. EyeDream is safe, non-invasive and 100% reversible.
So how does EyeDream work?
The cornea (the clear part at the front of your eye) plays a key part in achieving good vision. During sleep, EyeDream lenses use the pressure of your closed eyelids to gently reshape the cornea. When the lenses are removed, the slight flattening that EyeDream creates – less than the width of a human hair – is enough to give you crisp, clear unaided vision all day.
1. Before EyeDream
The front of the eye, the cornea, plays a key role in the quality of your vision.
Closed eyelids exert gentle pressure on the EyeDream lenses which reshape the cornea.
3. Gentle reshaping
EyeDream flattens the cornea by less than the width of a human hair, correcting vision.
4. All day vision
Remove the lenses in the morning and enjoy crisp, unaided vision all day.
I wouldn’t go back to wearing glasses and daily disposable lenses now.
EyeDream is safe and 100% reversible
EyeDream has been fitted by opticians since 2005.
There are over 350 EyeDream centres across the UK and Ireland.
Every EyeDream optician has to undergo special training.
Over 30-thousand people have enjoyed the benefits of EyeDream.
If you stop wearing EyeDream, your eyes will revert to their normal shape.
EyeDream carries the same risk of infection as daily wear soft lenses.
Rest assured, you are in safe hands – all EyeDream opticians have undergone special training. Here is the typical journey a patient will experience when being fitted with EyeDream.
This involves a comprehensive check-up on the health of the front of your eyes, an evaluation of your prescription, a corneal topography scan and the determination of lens parameters.
At this appointment, you will be given everything that is needed to get started with EyeDream.
We will insert your lenses and check that they are suitable for the first night of wear.
You will also be given instructions on how to insert, remove and care for your lenses.
At the end of this visit, you will take away your lenses and solution ready for your first night of wear.
1st Aftercare visit
Now for the exciting bit! This appointment will be carried out early in the morning after your first night of wear. You will remove your lenses at home and come in so that we can establish the effect of EyeDream on your vision.
Patients who originally had higher levels of myopia may need a residual correction. In such cases, we will arrange for you to wear lenses during the early period of change.
At all aftercare visits, we will measure your corneal topography to establish the effect of the lenses on corneal shape. We will also carry out an extensive assessment of your corneal health to ensure that the lenses are not having an adverse effect on your eyes.
2nd aftercare visit
This appointment is usually conducted after 5 to 7 nights of wear. It is very similar to the first aftercare visit.
At this stage, we will assess the progression of the change in your vision to ensure that everything is on track for a great result.
If at any point in the early stages of treatment the measurements suggest that a change of lens is required, this is done at no extra charge.
3rd aftercare visit
This is usually carried out after 10 to 14 nights of wear. At this stage, you should have reached full correction.
All of the assessments from the previous aftercare are repeated to establish the final result. You are now ready to carry on wearing your EyeDream lenses.
Additional aftercare visits
It may be necessary to see you more often during the early stages of treatment, particularly if we need to change either of the lenses to optimise the result.
Regular aftercare visits
You need to come in for an aftercare 3 months after your initial fit, again 6 months after the initial fit and then every 6 months after that to ensure everything is going well and that your eyes stay healthy.
This is a typical patient pathway and may vary slightly from practice to practice.
How much does EyeDream cost?
Price will vary from optician to optician, however the treatment is comparable in price to wearing a pair of quality, daily- disposable contact lenses every day. Per day, that’s about half the price of a cup of coffee.
We recommend replacing your EyeDream lenses every six months in order to ensure that they continue to provide optimum vision correction.
EyeDream for children
Because of their unique shape and the way in which they are worn (during sleep), EyeDream lenses offer children and parents many benefits. These include:
EyeDream lenses can slow the worsening of myopia (shortsightedness).
EyeDream gives children the freedom to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.
Peace of mind
EyeDream lenses are worn at home and can be monitored. Also, no more lost specs!
Experts predict that by 2050 more than 50% of all the people in the world will be myopic (shortsighted)! Being myopic is a risk factor for developing several more severe eye diseases in later life, and the more myopic you are, the greater the risk. Thankfully, EyeDream can help to slow myopia progression in children and reduce these risks.
Can I really sleep and see? How quickly will it work? How much does EyeDream cost?
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