Revolutionary overnight contact lenses launched in Aberdeen

One of Scotland’s leading eye-care providers, Black & Lizars has launched revolutionary corrective overnight lenses in its Aberdeen Belmont Street practice.

The Ortho-K lenses correct your vision as you sleep, by painlessly re-shaping the surface of the eye to correct your prescription, freeing you from having to wear lenses or glasses.

The technology has already been adopted by Scotland international and Glasgow Warriors rugby players, Rob Harley and Chris Fusaro, who have seen the difference the lenses can make on and off the pitch.

Black & Lizars Clinical Services Manager, Morven Campbell, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to increase the reach of our Ortho-K service to Aberdeen.

“The lenses can really make a difference to the lives of their wearers. As well as working for elite athletes, they are also suitable for children as parents have control over the lens care at night and in the morning allowing kids to head off for school and sports seeing well with no possibility of losing a lens.

“There is extensive research now that shows wearing Ortho-K as a short-sighted child actually helps reduce the amount of short-sight you take into adulthood. This is excellent news as the lower your prescription, the lower your risk of other eye conditions as you age.

“From the initial suitability assessment to having your bespoke lenses created and fitted only takes around two weeks.”