I wore semi-permeable contact lenses for about 30 years and thought my eyes would be too old to do anything else with. I had considered laser treatment but was worried about something going irreparably wrong. Having worn Ortho K lenses for just over a year now, I would not be without them and would hate to return to lenses. I really like the simplicity and practicality of wearing lenses at night so that you can see during the day. It’s great to be able to see clearly as soon as you wake up and it’s marvellous not to have to deal with fibres and dust getting into your eyes with lenses. Now I can put make-up on my eyes and not spoil it by putting lenses in and making my eyes water for one reason or another. I can wear eye area moisturiser without the oil seeping into my lenses. My eyes are in better health; less dry and tired looking and this has impacted on the overall look of my face since I don’t wrinkle my eyes up as I used to, especially by the end of the day when my eyes were tired and the lenses drying them out. I’ve been swimming and snorkelling this summer and could see perfectly for the first time. I didn’t have to keep my head out of the water for fear of getting my lenses wet. I could dive as much and as spontaneously as I wanted and I can now take a shower without the palaver of removing and washing lenses beforehand and then replacing them afterwards. I don’t need to wear glasses at any time any more, I can just – see!
What’s great is that Mr. Babumba gave me a really thorough eye check -up, picking up on straight-forward eye health issues that had not been noticed before and which were sorted out promptly.
What’s wonderful is that the Ortho K lenses start to be noticeably effective from day one and it’s not long before the ‘miracle’ of near perfect vision occurs. I still find it amazing. The lenses are not entirely perfect sometimes, especially in half-light or if you sleep with your head at the wrong angle, preventing the lens from doing its job fully in the night. Night time driving can be tricky as headlight glare gets refracted oddly at times but this does improve over time. It’s useful to always have some low-strength soft lenses for the odd occasion. Apart from that, I love my Ortho K and wish I’d tried them years ago. Thank you Ortho K Team!