I originally contacted Charles Babumba after seeing him talk about Ortho K on ‘This Morning’. I had a -2.5/-2.0 prescription (with slight astigmatism) which meant I had had to wear either glasses or contacts lenses since the age of 23. I have always been very ‘sporty’ and both glasses and contacts were a source of annoyance within everyday life – especially when swimming. I also ride a motorcycle and again glasses we’re obstructive, and contacts used to irritate after long term wear. Ortho K seemed to be an ideal solution. It would mean I would be correction free during the day, my eyes would get oxygen to them, it was reversible, affordable and seemed relatively risk free (especially when compared to Laser surgery which would permanently compromise the integrity of the eye). After an initial consultation (involving a thorough examination to ascertain suitability) I was fitted with my new lenses, and instructed how to insert them & the necessary aftercare. Hard lenses we’re a little bit uncomfortable to start with, but like anything new my eyes soon adapted.
The immediate results we’re amazing, and for the first time in years I could see clearly without correction. Over the following months my eyes improved further and my Ortho K lenses just became part of my regular routine – a bit like brushing your teeth! Now, after nearly three years under Charles’ care I have had no problems whatsoever – no soreness, infections etc. I observe a meticulous hygiene regime which I think really helps, and cannot now imagine being dependant on glasses or daytime lenses. I am able to play all kinds of sports, ride my bike and wear my sunglasses unhindered. Charles is particularly passionate about eye care, and as a customer this gives a real sense of being in the hands of an expert. He takes the time to explain what and why he is doing things and his overall approach is not just about correcting my prescription but also keeping close tabs on ongoing visual & overall health. Much of which I understand can be prevented if identified early enough. I guess the ultimate endorsement is the fact that whenever I meet someone who still wears glasses or contacts I cannot help myself but to make them aware of Ortho K, Charles and City Eyes. Meeting Charles and using Ortho K really has been life changing and I hope to be under his care for many years to come.