You’re likely to notice rapid improvement in the first day or two but it will take 10 – 14 days before your vision fully stabilises. Patients can wear these for as long as they wish. Some patients choose to wear these continuously for life and after the first two months we look at taking days away. In order to maintain the effect you do need to wear the shift lenses. Some patients drop to a maintenance therapy of 3 days per week whilst others need to wear them every night.
No. The treatment is completely reversible. Your cornea will gradually return to its original shape if you stop wearing the lenses.
Their safety and effectiveness has been proven by independent university studies in both Australia and New Zealand. Correct hygiene and regular check-ups are important to prevent eye infections.
There is no age limit. Children as young as seven have successfully worn Shift Lenses.
Yes. If you get up in the night you can still see reasonably well. We do not recommend extended daywear as this may compromise corneal health over time and the lenses are not designed for this use.
Your vision is likely to be a little blurrier the next day. If you have a high prescription, you might need to wear low-powered glasses or soft contact lenses during the day to compensate. Some patients are able to get away with a few nights “off” each week, but this is dealt with on a case by case basis.
Your optometrist can write a letter explaining you’re on a vision therapy programme and do not require glasses or contact lenses during the day - but you must wear your lenses the night before you drive.
Yes. This is vital to ensure optimal vision and eye health. If you live a long distance away or are coming from overseas, we can arrange extended appointments with in-office wear time rather than overnight. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Myopia progression should be controlled for as long as you use Shift Lenses. Myopia tends to stabilise in your late teens or mid 20s.
Many post surgical patients are ideal candidates for Shift lenses. Laser surgery is usually undertaken when you are in your mid-twenties, with modern laser surgery lasting until patients need reading glasses. Shift lenses are ideal to “top-up” the effect when the laser wears off.