Orthokeratology
Rose Opticians take pride in being able to offer their customers the latest in eye-health technology.

Optometrists have been prescribing rigid contact lenses for over 100 years.It has been frequently observed by some contact lens wearers that there is a change in their vision when they remove their lenses at the end of the day.

Recently, there has been greater understanding of the processes at work in the eye that cause this. The study of this subject and the development of treatments that aim to harness this effect for medical use such as Wake and See is known as Orthokeratology.

Perfect for those who require device free vision during the day, Wake and See technology can eliminate the need for eye surgery. Ortho K works by temporarily reshaping the corneal surface in a gentle and microscopic way. Please see our sister website or further information.

How does it work?
Due to recent advances in computer imaging and modelling techniques we are able to design and manufacture 'shells' similar in form to contact lenses that temporarily mould the surface of the cornea of the eye. These lightweight shells are worn at night during sleep.

For a few hours they sit invisibly over the eye creating a micro-thin imprint on the surface of the eye to form a lens. This imprint is similar to that which a watchstrap makes on your wrist after a few hours, only one that is infinitely more useful to you! The shells are removed in the morning.

Wearers enjoy their day with full vision correction, without the hassle of glasses or contact lenses. The effects usually last for around 18 hours. At the end of the day, the eye begins to return to its previous state, leaving no side effects.

Vision correction is maintained simply by wearing the shells every night whilst you sleep.

For a more comprehensive explanation of this technology, see our FAQ's, or to enquire whether it is suitable for you, ask your Optometrist at your next appointment or contact us today.

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