Described as “braces for your eyes” which is wild. I’m gonna have to ask my mother what her view on these is.
She worked as an ophthalmic assistant (basically the Eye version of a nurse, so the person who actually does all the work) for like 20 years and is now a professor in that field. But she’s on vacation right now.
@AceWolf456, "what her view on these is"
@AceWolf456, when you find out let us know because I'm curious
@AceWolf456, get back to us when you find out cause I would really like to get away from corrective lenses
@AceWolf456, Don't say anything to the goons above me!
@AceWolf456, yeah these seem risky
@Slayer9200, I’ll ask her when I see her tonight! …. Bc I got the lenses
@AceWolf456, update us please
@JacketOff, so what's the verdict?
@Slayer9200, …. Sadly, we are both blind now..
@AceWolf456, ask when she gets home!
@AceWolf456, IS SHE HOME YET!? I’d love to not wear glasssssssssesssss
@AceWolf456, I've had them before years ago, they worked great.
@AceWolf456, I would also like to know what the verdict is on these. I was under the impression that leaving contacts of any kind in your eyes overnight was heavily discouraged
@AceWolf456, Tell me to! You can just copy paste it to me pls and ty!
@AceWolf456, don't just warm us up and leave. Tell us
@AceWolf456, sorry for the late add! I just asked her, these are apparently like reverse contacts. You wear them at night (every night) so you don’t need glasses during the day. They aren’t a permanent fix. Kind of a let down.
@AceWolf456, thanks for the reply at least. You didn’t let us down. A wizard is never late, @AceWolf456. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to
I have had these for about 10 years now. Absolutely love it and have no regrets.
The reason for the high initial cost up front is because there’s a lot of trial and error in getting it all “right.” I probably had about 15 appointments over a series of 3 months to get them dialed in. Optometrist and I became friends.
Also, the lenses cost a chunk of money. Maybe about $450 for a set. My insurance pays out the same amount as they would for regular contacts, about $150 per set. So I pay about $300 for a set.
Each set lasts probably 2 years (in my experience, longer, but I’m not trying to exaggerate the benefit)
Some people say the result can last a few days. Maybe that’s true for them, for me I need to wear them every night. If I were to miss a night, the next day my eyesight wouldn’t be perfect. It would be good enough to survive, but not perfect.
@UMad, also. I was really lucky to skip out on the initial cost. I had heard about these,asked my optometrist about it. And he made a deal with me. He said he had learned about them in optometry school, but never did them before. He said if I were his Guinea pig for him to learn the process, he wouldn’t charge me for any of the fitting visits. I saved myself about $1,500 in “initial investment” money through that deal.
It worked out for both of us because I saved the money, and he got to learn how it all works and now offers that service to customers. Since he’s experienced in doing it, he’s one of the go-to optometrists in the area for this service.
What’s the catch??
@megamanx181x, increased risk of infection and most insurances don't cover any of it. Looks like it costs between 1-4k USD for the initial investment and then $300-$500 a year in maintenance and followups. Looks like everything said it is pain free and can last a few days once it gets properly set up.
@penquin, of course…
@penquin, so lasik is better lol. I paid 4700 for it and could see right away. They made me sleep the rest of the day and then the next day I just did eye drops for a week with the anti inflamitory one and then like a few months of regular lubrocating drops twice a day
@megamanx181x, orthokeratology may not be for everyone, talk with your optometrist to see if you’re a candidate…seriously. We looked into this a few years ago for our son. His prescription wasnt “right” for orthokeratology, and we’ve been doing myopia control (multifocal lenses for a young teenager) to maintain his prescription until he can do something like PRK or lasik
@Who Nose, good to know, hope your son qualifies for something more permanent in the future