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I heard about dream lenses. You wear it at night and it suppresses your eyes so that in the morning, you can see without contacts. Are these safe?

I heard about dream lenses. You wear it at night and it suppresses your eyes so that in the morning, you can see without contacts. Are these safe?

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. Currently there are two fda approved systems. Orthokeratology has a place for younger patients or those who can not or choose not to wear glasses or have refractive surgery. ...Read more

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Why do I find it difficult to open my eyes after a scary dream?

Why do I find it difficult to open my eyes after a scary dream?

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 all is well it helps. Write sown the dream and come back to it later as it has information that can be helpful to you. ...Read more

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When I put on dream lenses, my eyes start hurting for few minutes. Is this normal?

When I put on dream lenses, my eyes start hurting for few minutes. Is this normal?

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 the contact lens. Depending on how tight the lens fits or how much squeezing is required, they can be uncomfortable. The benefits of ortho-k only last as long as you wear the contacts, and there are risks associated with long-term use. ...Read more

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I heard that dream lenses pushes your eyes so that it is not so curved anymore. Is this true?

I heard that dream lenses pushes your eyes so that it is not so curved anymore. Is this true?

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 nearsightedness. However, if you stop wearing the lenses for a length of time, the cornea reverts back to its original shape. There are some risks to infection associated with the overnight use of contact lenses and generally a series of lenses are required. ...Read more

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Hi, as much as i try to. I can't imagine with my eyes closed. I can imagine while dreaming, though that's how far it goes. Is this normal?

Hi, as much as i try to. I can't imagine with my eyes closed. I can imagine while dreaming, though that's how far it goes. Is this normal?

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 remember your imagination while dreaming, then that's also a good sign. You are very likely normal but if any concerns persist you should get a check-up exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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What happens if you sleep with your eyes open, does it influence your dream?

What happens if you sleep with your eyes open, does it influence your dream?

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 they are drying out, then an artificial tear ointment OTC applied at bedtime may be helpful. ...Read more

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Why won't my eyes open after a scary dream? Any I don't even have eye crust!

Why won't my eyes open after a scary dream?  Any I don't even have eye crust!

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 time to become unparalyzed for a moment and you can't move or open your eyes. Can be frightening but not dangerous. ...Read more

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Nightmares evry night 4 mnths now. Also freqntly dream that i can barely open my eyes, v heavy eyelids but been told that my eyes r open in real life!

Nightmares evry night 4 mnths now. Also freqntly dream that i can barely open my eyes, v heavy eyelids but been told that my eyes r open in real life!

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 specialist (usually a neurologist, ENT or pulmonologist) take care. ...Read more