Nocturnal™ Lenses are unique contact lenses that take away your short sight while you sleep. They do this by gently changing the shape of your eye in a controlled way. All contact lenses even dailies change your eye in this way but Nocturnal™ Lenses are made to suit your eye precisely and enhance the affect to correct your eyesight. So when you wake up you will take out your Nocturnal™ Lenses and have clear vision all day! Nocturnal™ Lenses are cheaper than the monthly cost of some daily disposable contact lenses.
You could experience a different lifestyle feeling free from most of the hassles of normal contact lenses. Nocturnal™ wearers no longer experience problems with hay fever, dryness, air conditioning, wind, dust or slippage... leaving you free to focus on enjoying a modern, active lifestyle.
The fitting of Nocturnal™ lenses follows a similar procedure to conventional contact lenses. A corneal topographer is used to map the exact contours of the eye using thousands of points of reference. This data is then used to produce individually tailored lenses to suit your precise needs. The topographer is also used to check the eye after the lens has been worn.
The optician checks for suitability then accurately measures the contours of the eye. Data is then used to precision engineer lenses for the individual user.
Lenses are collected, fitted and a further appointment is made for the next morning.
You will start to have clearer vision even after one night. Your eyes and lenses are checked thoroughly and topographic readings taken.
After a few more days vision will be clear and corrected. This check up is to ensure both practitioner and user are totally satisfied with the treatment. Check-ups are then scheduled at similar intervals to those for normal contact lens users.
QUESTION: Why have I never heard of Nocturnal lenses?
ANSWER: Although Nocturnal™ Lenses have been available for over 10 years it is only contact lens specialists that fit them as Nocturnal™ requires some specialised equipment and expertise. Some high street opticians do fit them but it is usually only in one or two stores. Without big budget marketing, fewer people have heard of Nocturnal™ but this means the lenses work out costing you less as there aren't hidden marketing costs... now you know about, tell your friends!
QUESTION: Are Nocturnal™ Lenses suitable for all ages?
ANSWER: Nocturnal™ Lenses are ideal for children of all ages! Nocturnal™ lenses use the process of orthokeratology which is used throughout the world on children as soon as they become short sighted and want contact lenses. Recent studies show that the changes on the cornea caused with Nocturnal™ lenses may actually reduce short sight progression, making them an optimum correction for children. Contact lens dry eye is the most common reason people stop wearing contact lenses, so you never get too old for Nocturnal™.
QUESTION: Is it ever painful?
ANSWER: Absolutely not. Nocturnal™ Lenses are specifically designed for the shape of your eye and you are not aware of them as you sleep.
QUESTION: Can I see if I get up during the night?
ANSWER: The clever thing about Nocturnal™ lens is that you have perfect vision whether you are wearing them or not.
QUESTION: What happens if Nocturnal™ Lenses don't work for me?
ANSWER: Another benefit of Nocturnal™ is that the procedure is totally reversible.
If you don't like them you simply stop wearing them and your eyes return to normal.
QUESTION: What happens if I forget to wear Nocturnal™ Lenses one night?
ANSWER: If you miss one night you will still be able to see the following day.
In fact some users find they only need to wear Nocturnal™ Lenses every 2nd night.
QUESTION: There isn't a Nocturnal™ fitter near me, how can I get fitted?
ANSWER: If you have checked our Practitioner List and there is no one with 20 miles of you, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address. We train optometrists in fitting Nocturnal™ Lenses all the time, sometimes there are Nocturnalens™ trained optometrists yet to be added to our map. If you have an optometrist they can contact us to arrange training, or you can provide us with their name and address or email and we will send them some information.
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