Ortho-K (EyeDream) and Myopia Control

EyeDream is a vision therapy that brings a modern approach to a technique known as Orthokeratology or Ortho-K for short. We are the only qualified specialist Ortho-K lens fitters in Christchurch and one of only a few on the south coast.

EyeDream lenses are manufactured from special highly oxygen permeable material. When worn during the night these lenses apply a controlled shape to the ‘window’ at the front of the eye (the cornea), eliminating your short sightedness. This effect stays strong enough for you to function the entire day without spectacles or contact lenses.

EyeDream utilises the tried and tested lens design that has been available in Europe since 2002 and currently boasts thousands of happy patients.

As well as being experts in all types of contact lens fitting, we have attended an extensive programme of training prior to treating patients with EyeDream in order to be better familiarised with the technique and lens design.


What is Ortho-K / EyeDream?

Ortho-K (EyeDream) is a vision correction therapy that provides clear, comfortable vision without the need to wear contact lenses during the day. No more restrictions on how long you wear your lenses, no more irritation in dry, smoky environments or at the end of a long day.

EyeDream is ideal for low-mid short sighted people who:

  • Want clear natural vision all day – every day
  • Have considered refractive surgery because of the freedom it provides, but are worried about the risks
  • Find soft contact lenses do not fulfill the comfort demands their life-style places on their eyes
  • Are involved in recreational and sports activities where periods without wearing contact lenses is ideal

So how is this possible?

Very simply, EyeDream is a specially designed contact lens that reverses the power of the cornea at the front of the eye during overnight wear. Once the full effect has taken place, the eye is effectively ‘normal’ and can see clearly during the day.

With EyeDream you will benefit from:

  • Freedom from contact lenses and glasses during the day
  • Very easy adaptation, only overnight lens wear required
  • A comfortable, semi-permanent alternative for the correction of short sightedness
  • A safe and reversible vision correction therapy without surgery


Myopia (Short sight) Control

There is a lot of evidence that suggests nearsighted or short sighted (myopic) children who undergo Orthokeratology treatment may end up with less myopia as adults compared with children who wear spectacles or regular contact lenses during the peak years for myopia progression.

With EyeDream Ortho K you could benefit from:

  • Up to 50% reduction in eventual myopia (short sight)
  • Freedom from contact lenses and glasses during the day
  • Very easy adaptation, only overnight wear is required
  • A comfortable, semi-permanent alternative to correct short-sightedness
  • A safe and reversible vision correction therapy without laser surgery

If you’re interested, give us a call or pop in to talk to one of our specialist optometrists over a coffee to see if you’re suitable.



EyeDream For Children


Can I really just sleep and see?

Yes, once the effect is complete you simply remove the lenses each morning and can see normally. Also – and this is really clever – you will be able to see clearly with the lenses in when you wake up in the morning (or in the middle of the night). It really is a clear future 24/7!

How quickly will it work?
After the first night most of the necessary correction has been achieved. Normally within a week your sight during the day will be ‘treated’ and you will no longer be reliant on glasses or contact lenses.

Is EyeDream safe?

Yes. Research and experience show that the whole process is 100% reversible. So if you decide to stop wearing EyeDream for whatever reason, the eye will return to its original shape and you will see clearly with your glasses again. This makes EyeDream an excellent alternative to laser eye surgery.

How is it possible to wear lenses overnight?

EyeDream lenses are made of one of the very highest oxygen permeable materials, Boston XO™*, for maximum comfort and safety during overnight wear. The other unique benefit with EyeDream is that, unlike normal lens wear, the eye spends its waking hours with natural oxygen levels, uninhibited by contact lenses.