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EyeDream Contact Lenses | Information for Parents

What is EyeDream? How Does it Work?

EyeDream is a vision therapy that brings a modern approach to a technique known as orthokeratology. EyeDream uses custom made contact lens to gently correct vision during sleep, providing clear, natural vision without the need to wear contact lenses or spectacles during the day.

Can EyeDream Really Slow the Progression of Short-Sightedness?

Many studies have shown that lenses like EyeDream can reduce the progression of short-sightedness, reducing the likelihood of associated problems in adulthood. The effect is not guaranteed, as results vary for individual children, but it has never been shown to make children more short-sighted.

What are the Other Key Benefits of EyeDream?

All lens wear is done overnight so the lenses aren’t worn out of the house, which means less worry about lost lenses, or spectacles! Also, daytime is free of specs and lens wear so your child can take part in all activities and sports without having to worry about their vision. Studies have shown that children may even perform better in school, if they don’t have to wear spectacles.

Are EyeDream Lenses Safe?

EyeDream lenses are CE approved in Europe and FDA approved in the US. In fact the FDA endorsed the lenses for adults and separately for children to ensure that they are safe and effective.

Do They Need to be Worn Every Night?

Yes, to get the full effect they should be worn every night.

What Happens When My Child Stops Wearing the Lenses?

Over a few days vision will gradually return to ‘normal’ (it’s original state) and they can go back to spectacles or other contact lenses.

What Happens if My Child Loses or Breaks a Lens?

Broken lenses are replaced free of charge and we include 2 free replacements, for lost lenses, per year. However, it might be worth thinking about purchasing a spare pair as it does take a few days for replacements to arrive.

Learn more about EyeDream Contact Lenses >>

  Paul Maddox   May 05, 2015   Blog, contact lenses   0 Comment   Read More

This is Miru – contact lenses

miruMiru takes its name from the Japanese word for “seeing”. From the moment you open your eyes each morning until you close them again at night, it brings beauty into focus every day of the year.

Gone are the days of bulky packaging taking up space in the bathroom cabinet. miru contact lensesThese ultra-thin lenses are slim enough to put in your pocket, purse or wallet without you noticing.

Miru’s unique flat-pack design is highly hygienic too. Unlike other contact lenses, the peel-back foil ensures easy lens removal from the packaging, always exposing the outer surface of the lens first. This reduces the likelihood of your finger coming into contact with inside of lens, thus preventing bugs or fibres reaching the surface of your eye, keeping them comfortable, safe and healthy.

To see if you fall in love with the NEW Miru daily lenses, why not call Maddox Eyecare to organise your very own FREE trial?*

* Terms & Conditions may apply

  Paul Maddox   Apr 20, 2015   Blog, contact lenses   0 Comment   Read More

EyeDream For Children

EyeDream lenses for children

Can EyeDream Really Slow the Progression of Short-Sightedness?

Many studies have shown that lenses like EyeDream can reduce the progression of short-sightedness, reducing the likelihood of associated problems in adulthood. The effect is not guaranteed, as results vary for individual children, but it has never been shown to make children more short-sighted. A list and description of these studies can be found at www.eyedreamlenses.co.uk.

What are the Other Key Benefits of EyeDream?

All lens wear is done overnight so the lenses aren’t worn out of the house, which means less worry about lost lenses, or spectacles! Also, daytime is free of specs and lens wear so your child can take part in all activities and sports without having to worry about their vision. Studies have shown that children may even perform better in school, if they don’t have to wear spectacles.

Are EyeDream Lenses Safe?

EyeDream lenses are CE approved in Europe and FDA approved in the US. In fact the FDA endorsed the lenses for adults and separately for children to ensure that they are safe and effective.

Do They Need to be Worn Every Night?

Yes, to get the full effect they should be worn every night.

What Happens When My Child Stops Wearing the Lenses?

Over a few days vision will gradually return to ‘normal’ (it’s original state) and they can go back to spectacles or other contact lenses.

What Happens if My Child Loses or Breaks a Lens?

Broken lenses are replaced free of charge and we include 2 free replacements, for lost lenses, per year. However, it might be worth thinking about purchasing a spare pair as it does take a few days for replacements to arrive.

 

  Paul Maddox   Apr 09, 2015   Blog, contact lenses   0 Comment   Read More

Dry Eye Lid Hygiene

The eyelids are the only part of the body that do not get cleaned properly due to scrunching of the eyes while washing.

In addition, the eyelashes and gland orifices provide a great breeding ground for microbes. Therefore, a lot of dry eye issues can be helped through cleaning of the eyelids. You may have been advised in the past to use baby shampoo or bicarbonate of soda and a cotton bud. Though better than water alone they tend not to be very effective. This is partly due to poor longterm compliance due to the time taken to prepare and administer the treatment.

Eye lid hygiene is an ongoing daily process that must become part of  your often busy lifestyle. There are numerous wipes, gels and solutions that are designed specifically for this purpose that are both convenient and effective. If there is significant ‘crusting’ around the eyelashes / lids a warm (hot as you can comfortably cope with) compress will help soften them for cleaning.  As home lid hygiene procedures are only semi-effective we recommend a more intense clean using the BlephExTM procedure for the best results.

 

  Paul Maddox   Mar 25, 2015   Dry eyes   0 Comment   Read More

Oculus 5km Dry Eyes

dry eyes

With the advent of the K5m we can now examine your eyes and tears in a way not previously possible. Below are some of the advanced features of the K5m that make up just part of a dry assessment at Maddox Dry Eye Centre.

Lipid Layer Thickness

The depth and spread of meibum (oil) is analysed, a healthy layer giving a colourful oil-slick appearance. If too thin or absent the tears will evaporate too quickly.

Meibography

The meibomian glands sit just below the skin of the eyelids and it is possible to create an image of them using infra-red light. Analysing their structure provides vital information in the assessment of your dry eye condition.

Tear Film Dynamics

A recording of up to 32 images per second enables observation of the ‘tear particle flow characteristics’. The results are used to evaluate the viscosity, or thickness of the tears.

R-Scan

This is first and only technology that automatically and objectively measures and classifies the degree of ocular redness. The K5m is able to distinguish the thinner conjunctival vessels affected by dry eye.

Tear Break-Up Time

Any break-up of the tears will result in dry eye symptoms. The K5m is able to accurately document the exact corneal position of any tear break-up and the time taken.

  Paul Maddox   Mar 08, 2015   Blog, Dry eyes   0 Comment   Read More

Dry Eye Nutrition

Dietry deficiencies, particularly of Omega 3, have long been linked to the prevalence of dry eye in the western world. Omega 3s produce their beneficial effects through anti-inflammatory properties. We recommend supplementation with one of the commercial dry eye preparations as the first course of action before considering prescription medication to control inflammation. The course should last no less than 3 months to gain the full benefit. The commercial preparations are preferred initially as they offer the optimum concentration of vitamins with the perfect balance of Omega 3 and Omega 6. Once under control more economical alternatives can be considered for the longterm. It would be advisible to also alter your diet to include some oily fish such as those listed below. Like most dry eye treatments it is important to continue supplementation indefinitely.

Fish Containing Omega-3 (total DHA and EPA in grams)

Salmon, Atlantic (half fillet, grilled) 3.89
Mackerel, Pacific (1 fillet, grilled) 3.25
Sardine oil (1 tablespoon) 2.83
Salmon, Chinook (half fillet, grilled) 2.68
Cod liver oil (1 tablespoon) 2.43
Salmon, pink (half fillet, grilled) 1.60
Herring oil (1 tablespoon) 1.43
Sardines, canned in oil (approx. 3 ounces) 0.90

White tuna, canned in water(approx. 3 ounces) 0.73 

(Source: National Agriculture Library, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Fish oil and flaxseed oil can increase clotting time and we recommend those on Warfarin consult their GP first.

 

  Paul Maddox   Feb 19, 2015   Blog, Dry eyes   0 Comment   Read More