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The advantages and disadvantages of Orthokeratology overnight lenses

Myopia, or nearsightedness, impacts distance vision. It often stems from irregularities in the eye’s structure, such as an elongated eye shape or an overly curved cornea. Its onset usually occurs during childhood and can progress as the eyes continue to grow. Factors such as genetics, extended near work, and limited outdoor activities also contribute to its development. Orthokeratology, or OrthoK therapy, is a non-surgical treatment for correcting nearsightedness. Orthokeratology lenses are rigid, gas-permeable moulds that work their wonders overnight. Users remove the lenses upon waking, immediately experiencing clearer and sharper vision without needing glasses or daytime contact lenses. The lenses
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Daily contact lenses – to wear or not to wear?

Contact lenses At John O’Connor Optometrist we are focused on getting you the best comfort and vision. So, let’s look at contact lenses and whether they are the answer for you. Most people are able to wear contact lenses. Contacts can correct vision issues due to presbyopia, hyperopia, myopia, and astigmatism. With newer technology, they are now more comfortable than ever. They are convenient and hygienic. Their greater flexibility makes them a popular alternative to glasses. Soft contact lenses Contact lenses come in a variety of types, including daily disposable lenses. These are a great option for those who want
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Contact lenses for “old eyes”

As we age, our eyes undergo various changes. One common condition is presbyopia: age-related loss of near vision. In fact, the term “presbyopia” comes from Greek meaning “old eye.” This condition is common among people over the age of 40. Presbyopia occurs when your eye’s lens becomes less flexible. This makes it harder to focus on objects that are close up, such as when reading or working on a computer or performing other near tasks. Glasses or not? One option to correct presbyopia is to wear reading glasses. But if you’re someone who doesn’t like wearing glasses, multifocal contact lenses may be
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Contact lenses that treat myopia

Looking better without glasses If you’re a busy, active kid, wearing glasses can be a real nuisance. Glasses can fall off your face or break if you play sports. Children’s glasses are constantly needing to be fixed, adjusted or replaced because they get broken or are scratched to the point of uselessness. Imagine a world where your child didn’t have to wear glasses. They could see clearly, and at the correct distance, all the while their nearsightedness, or myopia, progression is being managed. Innovative technology can help make his or her life easier.  MiSight® contact lenses help slow down the
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Aosept Plus available in Auckland

See brilliantly Aosept Plus hydrogen peroxide is in stock at John O’Connor Optometrists in Auckland. An update from Alcon on 27 April said that their shipment of Aosept Plus to New Zealand has been further delayed, with hopes that it could arrive in mid-May. If you need this contact lens care solution for your Ortho K retainer lenses, rigid gas permeable contact lenses, or two-weekly or monthly replacement soft disposable lenses, we can help. Call our Newmarket Optometrists on 09 522 1283 or Henderson Optometrists on 09 836 1731 or send us an email via our contact page. AOSEPT PLUS
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