My Contact Lenses

Since needing to wear glasses I've always found them a pain, needing to be cleaned, reflecting light, loosing peripheral vision… need I go on. Contact lenses seemed to be the answer. These did work to a point, my distance vision was corrected however my reading vision was worse, and my eyes became tired and I was usually ready to take them out by early evening. Laser surgery never appealed to me as I don't want to risk making things worse.

The answer I have now works brilliantly Ortho-K contact lenses. These are gas permeable lenses which I wear at night and take out in the morning allowing me to see perfectly well throughout the day whether I want distance or reading vision. Comfort during the day is perfect as I do not wear anything and at night I put my lenses in and go to bed. I know they are there but they have never stopped me sleeping and the comfort improved over a few weeks so now I would say they are reasonably comfortable.

I am told that the treatment is completely reversible, so if I leave the lenses out for a number of days my vision will revert back to where it was (not that I'll be doing that) and if my vision changes they can modify my lenses to suite.

Ask me to use one word to sum this up and I would say "fantastic".

I have got these lenses through Scrivens opticians, however a number of other opticians also offer this service.

I came across the following video in which Phillip Schofield describes documents his experience with these lenses.