Sometimes, people who wear eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day for vision correction wish there was a way to go without wearing their eyeglasses or contact lenses, but don’t want to undergo refractive surgery, such as LASIK, to obtain their freedom.
If this describes you, we have good news! At Family Eye Care, we offer Eyesight Overnight, also known as ortho-K, for patients who wish to go without contact lenses or eyeglasses during the day, or who desire a non-surgical alternative to LASIK.
What is Eyesight Overnight?
Eyesight Overnight is the process of fitting specially designed, FDA-approved contact lenses to the eyes to gently assist in reshaping the cornea.
When undergoing Eyesight Overnight, the patient will wear the special contact lenses at night while they sleep. While sleeping, the surface of their eyes is gradually reshaped by the special contact lenses. Upon waking, they can enjoy clear vision throughout the day without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. This reshaping process can improve both nearsightedness and farsightedness as well as astigmatism. Eyesight Overnight can eliminate a patient’s need for eyeglasses or daytime use of contact lenses entirely in some cases.
Who is a Good Candidate for Eyesight Overnight?
Eyesight Overnight is an ideal procedure for patients who no longer wish to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day. It is also suitable for those who do not wish to undergo laser vision correction surgery, such as LASIK.
It is important to seek Eyesight Overnight from a reputable practitioner, like Dr. Patti A. Richard at Family Eye Care, to ensure a safe fitting is performed with high quality lenses. Dr. Richard carefully evaluates and fit patients for Eyesight Overnight lenses, taking into consideration their individual eye health concerns.
Ideal candidates for Eyesight Overnight include adults, children, and patients with myopia, otherwise known as nearsightedness. While Eyesight Overnight is best suited for patients of all ages with myopia, children ages 8-12 with progressive myopia (nearsightedness which gets worse every year) may especially benefit from Eyesight Overnight.
We utilize PARAGON CRT lenses, FDA-approved for both children and adults. The goal is to correct your vision by eliminating daytime use of eyeglasses or contact lenses. In the FDA trials for Paragon CRT® contact lenses, more than 90% were able to see 20/40 or better (the legal vision requirement for driving without glasses in most states).
They are the perfect solution for patients who want a lens-free lifestyle during the day, find soft contacts too irritating, or are too young for LASIK or are not a LASIK candidate.
What Are the Benefits of Eyesight Overnight?
Eyesight Overnight has numerous benefits:
- Eyesight Overnight corrects vision for near and far tasks, such as watching TV or reading a book, without the need for daytime use of eyeglasses or contact lenses.
- When applied to children, Eyesight Overnight may help slow down the child’s progression of myopia, which can lead to a reduced risk of eye disease later in life.
- Eyesight Overnight is an ideal treatment for athletes, who appreciate freedom from the daytime use of eyeglasses or contact lenses while they train and engage in their sport.
Learn More About Eyesight Overnight
To learn more about Eyesight Overnight, book an appointment at Family Eye Care in North Andover for a comprehensive eye exam. Ask about Eyesight Overnight and our doctors can help you determine if it is a good choice for you.