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i heard that dream lenses pushes your eyes so that it is not so curved anymore is this true

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Pepose
38 years experience Ophthalmology
True: Orthokeratology uses a series of contact lenses worn at night to flatten the cornea. It is a non-surgical method to treat low levels of nearsightednes ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Orthokeratology works by wearing hard contact lenses when you sleep, allowing you freedom from contacts during the day. The contacts squeeze the corne ... Read More

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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Odette
14 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: What you are referring to is called orthokeratology or ortho -k. The idea is to wear a rigid contact lens at night to reshape your cornea. The issue ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Mong
36 years experience Ophthalmology
They can be....: What you have heard about is a type of lens called orthokeratology lenses. They can be used safely but can also cause corneal problems or infections. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: "dream" lenses, and any other orthokeratology lenses designed to temporarily reshape your cornea can be quite uncomfortable. Also, many corneal expert ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Unfortunately, yes: Dream lenses or ortho-k lenses force the cornea to mold to the shape of the lenses. In order to do so, they squeeze the cornea against the inside of t ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sometimes: We are afraid to pen our eyes after a scary dream because it was so scary we are concerned it might be real. Usually once you open your eyes and find ... Read More
A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably Normal: Closing your eyes should not have any effect on your ability to think or "imagine" things, unless you are more tired or fatigued at the time. If you ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Devane
27 years experience Ophthalmology
No: If you sleep with your eyes open, your eyes could become dry. You may want to see an ophthalmologist for an examination to check your corneas. If the ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Sleep paralysis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/sleep_paralysis.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Paralysis: In rem sleep our eyelid muscles are paralyzed. If you wake up from a dream occurring during a rem cycle too quickly, your body muscles don't have tim ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Polysomnogram.: The only accurate way to determine what is going on is to obtain a polysomnogram or a sleep study. Your physician can refer you to see a sleep special ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Extreme hypochondria: presents with 33 possible anxiety symptoms, including the ones you just mentioned. The "dream" sx makes me think you are having an acute version, wh ... Read More
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