What is it?
Before going to bed, Sleep Sight patients put on custom therapeutic mold that corrects their blurry vision while they sleep by gently reshaping the surface of their eyes. Once they wake up, they remove the lenses and enjoy a full day of clarity. You can think of Sleep Sight like an orthodontic retainer for eyeballs.
Sleep Sight is known by several names: Orthokeratology, Ortho-K, Corneal Reshaping Therapy, Corneal Refractive Therapy and others.
How does it work?
How does it work?
To see clearly, our eyes must focus light accurately similar to the way a camera focuses. The light is focused in large part by the cornea or front surface of the eye. Sleep Sight gently molds or focuses the cornea while a person is sleeping, creating a sharpened image when they wake. Our doctors will design this custom lens to obtain the change needed to achieve clear vision. When the lens is removed in the morning the cornea begins to return to its original shape but so slowly that good vision is maintained all waking hours. This process will be repeated nightly for optimal clarity.
The elastic tissue of the surface is not harmed by this daily process and is completely reversible. Perhaps an analogy we all have seen would be the ridges left by a tight fitting sock. The soft tissue compressed by the sock leave visible ridges that quickly go away. Sleep Sight is not a permanent alteration of tissue and is a great alternative to more permanent corrections like LASIK from someone reluctant or unable to have
Am I a candidate?
The Sleep Sight program is a safe, effective, non-invasive and non-surgical procedure for anyone who desires freedom from daytime contact lenses or glasses. Children who are nearsighted (blur at distance) can benefit most. Nearsightedness, or myopia, is caused by elongation of the eye and should be considered a disease as it results in weaker ocular structures. Like many diseases, it can worsen over time. This program can slow down this progression and decrease the risk of future ocular complications that come along with weaker, longer eyes.
With no age restrictions, this program is available for young and old. The most important factor being maturity level and hygiene. Other limitations depend on
Only after completing a consultation and exam our doctors be able to determine if you are a suitable candidate.
Myopia, AKA nearsightedness, is a type of refractive error meaning that the light is being focused in front of the retina. Light from the cornea and crystalline lens is being bent to land short of the back of the eye, meaning the eye is too long for clear vision. Myopia is considered a progressive disease because most children start out with low amounts of myopia and that amount becomes greater each year. Traditionally, we use glasses and contact lens to give children clearer vision but it will not slow the progression.
Changing the power in the glasses is an easy fix, but with every increase in power comes an increase in risk for future eye disease. We know that the higher amount of myopia a patient has, the higher the risk for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinal tears or detachments and even blindness. Ortho-K not only
Other ways to help slow myopia progression includes spending 2 hours a day or more outside, holding near work further away and decreasing the amount of near work.