If you fill in the suitability questionnaire on this website this will give you the first indication that you are suitable. The consultation with the optician is to go through various other physical tests like pupil size. It the optician then confirms that you are suitable then you can start treatment. There is no reason that the treatment would not work for you if the optician is happy with all the tests. If the optician thinks there are potential issues they would inform you at this stage and it would be then be your choice to proceed or not.
The confirmation that the treatment has worked is straight forward and simple. You perform the standard eye test to check that you have 20/20 vision. In fact your vision will be better than 20/20 in the morning and most peoples vision remains one line better than 20/20 for most of the day. The treatment is designed to give you 36hrs perfect vison to make sure that you get a full days vision before you re-insert your lenses each night.
You cannot swim in daily soft contact lenses but you can use iGO vision.
There are two main problems with wearing conventional soft daily contact lenses when swimming. The first is that they can get easily lost and float out if you get splashed or open your eyes under water. But the most important reason is that the swimming pool water can enter into the contact lens and increase the risk of getting an eye infection. Wearing swimming goggles can help, but even then you can get water in swimming goggles.
One of the many advantages of iGO is that your eyesight is corrected overnight which means that you can swim without having to worry about the risk of eye infections. This makes iGO lenses the best contact lens for swimming because you don't actually wear them while swimming!
Sph refers to your vision prescription whilst cyl and axis together refer to astigmatism. If there is a -/ minus sign in front of the sph reference, it means you are shortsighted or myopic (ie difficulty in seeing distant objects clearly). If there is a +/ plus sign it means you are either longsighted or hyperopic (ie difficulty in seeing near objects clearly) if you are below 40 years old but it can also relate to your reading prescription when you are older as you develop presbyopia.
i-GO requires specialist training and additional equipment not found in all opticians. The lenses are custom designed for you, they are not "off the shelf" like soft lenses. It requires additional time, care and experience to successfully fit i-GO lenses.
Around 75% of all shortsighted people can wear iGO overnight contact lenses and 100,000 people now use overnight vision correction. Complete the the Free Online Suitabilty Test to find out if you are one of them
In just ONE NIGHT around 70% vision improvement is achieved! So an average prescription of -3.00D would reduce to approximately -0.90D - which is within the legal driving limit - after only one night. By the end of the first week the prescription would have reduced further to around -0.30D. If required low power soft lenses will be supplied by your i-GO accredited practitioner to ensure you have good functioning vision during this first week.
i-GO over night contact lenses will give at least 36 hours of full vision correction.
The lenses are designed to over correct your sight - at the beginning of the day you will have better than 20:20 vision! This ensures that your vision will NOT fade at the end of the day if you wear them every night as prescribed.
The lenses are designed to give you at least 36 hours of full correction. If you forget to insert your lenses that night you should have good natural vision until lunchtime the following day. After this you vision will start to fade but it will still be better than usual. If you need to, you can simply re-insert your lenses at anytime and you will then see perfectly.
On the first night you wear your lenses you may find that you want to close your eyes and go straight to sleep. Any discomfort is caused by the eyelid flickering over the lens but once the eye is closed you will have no problem sleeping. Over the first week your eyes will quickly become accustomed to the lenses as the new lens shape forms on the eye and you will find that you could happily read or sit and watch TV. i-GO contact lenses are designed and clinically approved for over night wear. They are made from a special material manufactured by Bausch and Lomb which allows six times more oxygen to reach the eye than ordinary soft contact lenses. They are custom made and can only be prescribed by a qualified optician who is also i-GO accredited, so you can be assured that your medical welfare is always uppermost. The risks associated with wearing overnight vision correction lenses are the same as with any contact lens wear.
Every six months. Build-up of microscopic particles in the internal "treatment zone" causes the lenses to become less effective over time. Wear and tear from cleaning and handling the contact lenses can cause warping and minute scratches to the lens surface. These both cause the lenses to become less effective.
The risks are no greater than with conventional contact lens wear. This is associated with poor hygiene from things like not washing your hands and re-using solutions. i-GO contact lenses are only supplied as part of an ongoing treatment package covered by the monthly direct debit paid to your i-GO accredited optician.
Yes. With your lenses are in, you’ll be able to see perfectly. But once they’re out, you will see even better. It's great - you have 20:20 vision on a 24/7 basis!
Just imagine. If you wake up in the middle of the night you will be able to see, the alarm clock will be clear when you wake up and when you remove your lenses and take a shower you will also have great vision. You can't say that for conventional contact lenses or glasses!
Yes - whilst they are designed for sleeping in, they can be worn for daytime vision too. So should you miss a night and then need to drive the following day, you can simply re-insert the lenses and you will again have perfect vision.
To ensure you achieve maximum vision correction it is recommended that you wear your lenses for at least 6 hours whilst sleeping. If on occasion it happens that you do not wear the lenses for sufficient time - on a flight for example - after which you need to drive; simply reinsert your lenses and you will see perfectly. With i-GO OVC, you see clearly with the lenses in OR out of your eyes.
iGO overnight vision correction is a great option for anyone who has already had laser eye surgery. People often turn to overnight vision correction after surgery because they either don't want to go through surgery again or because they have been told that their corneas are too thin to have it repeated.