10 Dec 2009 15:00
Not posted here for years.
Anyway, thought I’d share something with you. To anyone who needs glasses or lenses, but does not particularly enjoy wearing them and does not want or cannot afford laser surgery.. Ask your optician about ortho-k lenses. They work best if you are somewhere in between +3 and -6
Basically it’s an overnight lense which you put in just before you go to sleep and take out when you wake up. you don’t feel it in your eye when you’re asleep – so no discomfort issues and your eye is closed all night – so no dryness etc. you wake up in the morning and you can have 20/20, all day (and night).
Massive plus on holiday too – no hassles with lenses on the beach or swimming etc.
Anyway, this is a pretty random post, but they are the best thing I’ve ever encountered and no one I’ve ever met has ever heard of them.
Cost wise – same as normal soft lenses but a damn sight more convenient.
10 Dec 2009 15:35
sounds bloody good for vain binnsys everywhere if its true.
10 Dec 2009 15:39
Isn't general advice to remove contact lenses before bed. With rapid eye movement when asleep, lens can move to places you don't want them to be?
10 Dec 2009 15:46
general advice for soft lenses is defo not to sleep in them. these are rigid gas permeable - they allow oxygen in and they don't move -they're not meant to be worn other than when you're asleep.
don't own the company - just a vain bins wearer.
these aren't new, they've been around a while.
10 Dec 2009 15:48
About £400 a pair ain't they, last a year? Heard good things about them, but never used them meself
10 Dec 2009 16:12
Be fucking great to go swimming and not worrying about loosing yo lenses and still be able to scope the women on the beach/poolside
10 Dec 2009 16:45
These would help with Astigmatism too, right?
10 Dec 2009 17:10
another major plus is that it stops further deterioration. not a major factor for me, but say you're -3 now, it would be good to have something that holds you there so you don't end up a -5 two years later..
10 Dec 2009 17:14
I might have to look into this, my eyes are slowly degrading. Although they may have stopped.