While you are sleeping you wear contact lenses custom-designed by Visique Optometrists Lower Hutt to gently mould your central cornea (front of your eye). The natural forces in your tear film gently match the cornea to the shape we have designed on the inside of your contact lens.
This reshaping causes light to be focused properly on your retina in a similar way that your glasses do, eliminating your blurred vision. When your lenses are removed upon waking, you have clear natural vision.
Your vision is improved the next day and continues to improve over the coming week. Depending on your degree of correction your vision is usually stable within a week and, with high corrections, it can take two to four weeks to stabilise. The speed of corneal reshaping can vary from person to person, but most clients have 20/20 vision without additional correction within several days.
The cornea, whilst being mouldable, reverts to its original shape if lens wear is stopped, within one to two weeks – hence this procedure is completely reversible, safe and does not make any permanent changes to your eyes.