Ortho-K Lenses – FAQs

Q: How do Ortho-K lenses work?

A: Ortho-K lenses work by gently reshaping the eye and for your convenience this is achieved while you sleep resulting in you not needing to wear them during the day.

Q: What are Nocturnal™ Lenses?

A: Nocturnal™ is a particular brand of Ortho-K lenses and is the one that we have chosen to recommend to our patients.

Q: Are Nocturnal™ Lenses suitable for my 14 year-old child?

A: Nocturnal™ Lenses are ideal for children of all ages, particularly if they take part in sports, and provided they are mature enough to take care of them.

Q: Is it ever painful?

A: Absolutely not. Nocturnal™ Lenses are specifically designed for the shape of your eye and you are not aware of them as you sleep.

Q: Can I see if I get up during the night?

A: The clever thing about Ortho-K lenses is that you have perfect vision whether you are wearing them or not.

Q: What happens if it doesn’t work for me?

A: A benefit of Ortho-K lenses is that the procedure is totally reversible. If you don’t like them you simply stop wearing them and your eyes return to normal.

Q: What happens if I forget to wear them one night?

A: If you miss one night you will still be able to see the following day. In fact some users find they only need to wear their lenses every 2nd or 3rd night.

Q: I’m short sighted. Will Ortho-K Lenses be good for me?

A: Yes – Ortho-K lenses are effective if you are short sighted. Please arrange an appointment to check you are suitable.