Why Choose Night Lenses?
Short Sightedness (Myopia) can lead to increased likelihood of of eye problems in the future. Night Lenses are contact lenses which have been clinically proven to significantly slow the progression of Myopia in most children who wear them.
Night Lenses are suitable for children with prescriptions up to -5.00D and less than 1.00D of astigmatism.
Night Lenses are rigid contact lenses that are worn while sleeping and removed in the morning. They painlessly reshape the front of the eye to help it focus light more effectively. This process is completely reversible and the vision will return to normal if you stop wearing the lenses. You must wear them for at least six hours per night, every night.
What will my vision be like with Night Lenses?
Night Lenses correct your distance vision, so you will see just as well with them as you would with normal contact lenses.
Will my child be able to use contact lenses?
Most children are able to use Night Lenses with no problems. We will guide you through how to use them at every step of the process.
How much do Night Lenses cost?
You must be on our Iris Membership Plan to get Night Lenses with us. There is an initial non-refundable £100 fee for the eye measurements that must be taken and the initial lenses. Following this, the Iris Membership fee is £35 per month for a minimum eighteen-month contract.
Included in the Iris Membership Plan are: yearly eye exams and lens checks with our Optometrist, one pair of lenses per year, 25% discount on frames, plus the other Iris Membership benefits which can be found here.
What is the process for getting Night Lenses?
- Attend Osmond Drake Opticians for an Eye Examination. If you are a suitable candidate, your Optometrist will recommend Night Lenses.
- If you wear soft contact lenses already, you will have to leave them out for seven days and nights before your Night Lenses measurements appointment. If you wear rigid contact lenses, you will have to stop wearing them for at least one month before your Night Lenses measurements appointment.
- You will then attend a Night Lenses measurements appointment with your Optometrist, where you will have extremely accurate measurements taken of your cornea. Your Optometrist will discuss your results with you and you will have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the lenses. The £100 measurement fee will be taken at this time.
- You can begin wearing your normal contact lenses again after this appointment.
- When your Night Lenses arrive, we will arrange another appointment with you to teach you how to put the lenses in, how to take them out, and how to clean and store them safely.
- When you are ready, you will apply the lenses before you sleep and remove them in the morning.
- We will see you as early as possible the morning after you first sleep in the lenses. It is unlikely that your vision will be completely corrected at this time, but we will check the health of the eyes and make sure you are confident with how things are going. Please take the lenses out before this appointment, unless we instruct you otherwise.
- As long as all findings are normal at that appointment, you will continue to wear the lenses every night.
- We will review you again after you have had two weeks of sleeping in the lenses. Your vision should be corrected by this point. You will sign up to our Iris Membership Scheme at this appointment.
- Following this, you will be seen yearly for checkups.
Are there any risks?
All contact lens wear carries a risk of eye infections. These infections can be serious, with the potential to cause sight loss. The risk of infection when wearing overnight lenses is slightly higher than wearing lenses during the day. Thankfully, if you look after your eyes and lenses properly then the infections are very rare. If you ever have any concerns, we encourage you to contact us immediately.
What are the results of Night Lenses in the long term?
As this is very new technology, there is almost no evidence for the long-term results of Myopia management, including whether or not Myopia will start getting worse again after the treatment has stopped. Further research is currently being undertaken to investigate this.
Myopia Management does not cure Myopia. The aim is to slow Myopia or even stop its progression.
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