There are many reasons why people prefer not to wear glasses or contacts during the day. They may get in the way of your daily activities, or they may just be uncomfortable on your eye causing unnecessary distractions or irritation. The problem most people face is that there aren’t many alternatives. LASIK can be expensive, and not all patients are good candidates. Fortunately, for these patients we have good news. If you find yourself hating your glasses or contacts, but see no alternative, come explore the secret to sleep vision correction. Now, you can have excellent vision by undergoing a simple therapy at night. Here’s how it works.
The Best Candidates
Sleep vision correction is generally best suited to correct myopia or nearsightedness, but has been known to have success at treating hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (irregular shaping of the cornea) and even presbyopia (changes to vision associated with aging). Like most treatments for vision correction, the best candidates for sleep vision correction have mild to moderate prescriptions, often seeing great results for patients with prescriptions up to -6.00 diopters. Other great candidates are children or young adults who don’t want to wear contacts or glasses but are too young for LASIK. Similarly, those who are involved in contact sports or industrial work are great candidates for sleep vision correction.
Get a Fitting
The first step to participating in sleep vision correction is to talk to your eye doctor. They will explain how sleep vision correction will gently reshape your eye with gas permeable lenses that are worn at night while you sleep and then removed during the day leaving you with impeccable vision. There are a few types of sleep vision correction, and your doctor will determine the best one for your eyes after mapping the surface of your cornea during a corneal topography. Depending on your results, you may be able to leave with the sleep vision correction lenses that same day. Other patients may need to have their lenses ordered and then fitted later.
Begin Sleep Vision Correction
Your vision correction process may differ from other patients, but generally you will apply your new lenses, and experience results by the next day. More advanced prescriptions may need to wear a series of lenses to slowly reshape their eye to achieve the best results. Some patients will experience halos or glare from bright light and even need assistance from mild glasses for a few days until their eyes stabilize. Think of sleep vision correction like braces. You slowly reshape your eye until you see clearly. Just like braces, you need to wear the lenses every night to get the best possible results.
Your results depend entirely upon your prescription and the shape of your eye. Some users will have excellent vision after a single night of wearing the lenses. Others will need two weeks or longer to achieve the best results and often experience halos or glares from bright light and need the use of mild glasses during the day. Unlike braces, the results from sleep vision correction are temporary. Though you can stop the therapy at any time, you will need to continue wearing the lenses to reap the benefits. Because sleep vision correction yields temporary results, if you decide to undergo LASIK or other surgical vision correction, you will simply need to discontinue your sleep vision correction a few weeks before your surgery to allow your eyes to revert to their normal state.
For more information about sleep vision correction and to schedule your fitting, consult a specialist at Complete Eye Care today.