While you sleep, the tiny forces created by your tears being squeezed between the retainer and the cornea applies the necessary tension to reshape the surface of your eye. This results in a refractive power change that corrects the error in your vision.
Neither the BE retainer™ or the BE Free™ lenses used in AOOK therapy actually touches the cornea; it sits on a layer of your natural tears. It is unusual to feel or sense the effect of the retainers on your eye.
But you will see the effects of AOOK therapy when you remove the retainer in the morning.
Once the custom retainer is fitted and ready to wear, it takes 7-14 days to achieve normal vision.
As the Rx is dropping, you wear progressively weaker contacts (to bring you to full correction) during the day. Once target correction is achieved, you will have clear vision during the day without either glasses or contacts.
You continue to wear the retainer every night for 1-2 months to stabilize the effect. Once stabilized, we will determine how often you need to wear the retainers. This varies from patient to patient.
Most people will need to wear the lens every night. Some people find that they can take an occasional day off and some may only need to wear the retainer 3 out of 4 days, or 2 out of 3 days. Very occasionally it will be less frequent than this.
Choose AOOK therapy for the freedom it offers you from glasses & daily contacts and the sharp vision that results.
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