Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick

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Contact lenses to squish your eyes back into shape at night.

Despite my myopic misadventures, I was never tempted by laser surgery. Call me a wimp, but I didn't fancy the idea of having my eyes zapped by a ray gun. And I was aware that the surgery is non-reversible and the long-term effects aren't yet properly known. Since trashing my last pair of contact lenses (yes, it was Jack Daniels' fault again), I'd pretty much resigned myself to wearing specs. But recently I heard about a new treatment promising the restoration of 20/20 vision without glasses or surgery. It's called Ortho-K, or Orthokeratology, and involves wearing special contact lenses while you sleep, to correct the curvature of the eye. When you wake up the next morning and take out the lenses, you have perfect vision throughout the day.

I gotta get me some of these! I don't mind glasses, but they do annoy me when I'm jogging or motorcycling. And costing about the same as contact lenses, it's a heck of a lot cheaper than LASIK - at least in the short term. Works for those of us with astigmatism, too.
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