Frequently Asked Questions
Am I suitable for OVC?
OVC is a treatment offered to short-sighted patients - this means it is blurry in the distance. Prescriptions of eligibility range between:
-0.75D to -5.00D for spherical patients
-2.50D of astigmatism (rugby ball shaped eye)
Further to having an eligible prescription, we will need to analyze the topography of your cornea to assess the effect the OVC lenses will have. All of this can be assessed in your preliminary consultation.
Is the treatment guaranteed to work?
Like a lot of treatments you may undergo there is no definitive guarantee the lenses will work, however EyeDream lenses boast thousands of successful treatments across the globe. In your preliminary consultation we will have a good idea on the success rate of your correction.
Why can you sleep in these lenses?
The manufactured lenses are called Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses. These are different from the conventional soft lenses as they enable far more oxygen to transmit through the lens ensuring the eye remains oxygenated. The lenses may feel a little thicker to a previous soft lens wearer but after a period of adjustment they will become quite comfortable to sleep in.
If my lenses work, why do I have to pay monthly?
The shape of the cornea or eye itself can sometimes change slightly after your initial fit resulting in an alternation of your prescription. If this does happen the lenses will not be as effective as they were. You will therefore require a new set of lenses made to your latest prescription and corneal topography. Our monthly payment ensures all of this and more is covered.
Is EyeDream safe?
Yes. Research has shown that with EyeDream lenses, the whole process is 100% reversible. This makes it a great alternative to refractive surgery.
How quickly does it work?
Most of the correction is done during the first night. Normally, around a week is required for the full effects to take place and you will be no longer reliant on spectacles or contact lenses. During this first week be aware that your vision may not quite be perfect and may still be considered slightly short-sighted.
Can I still be treated if I have astigmatism?
Yes, but it depends on the amount of astigmatism. Our best results have been seen with patients who have less the -2.00D of astigmatism. EyeDream astigmatic lenses carry a supplimentary cost due to the increased topographal complexities.