Our Myopia Control center at Eyesymmetry Vision Center - What ISON users are saying
Questions and Answers
What is ISON? – ISON stands for “I See Overnight.” Specially designed lenses are used to gently reshape the front surface of the eye to eliminate nearsightedness and astigmatism. The vision retainers are similar to contact lenses and are worn while sleeping.
How is ISON different than LASIK? LASIK surgery permanently removes tissue, ISON does not and is completely reversible. The retainer lenses are worn nightly and removed upon awakening.
I’ve never heard of ISON is it new? No, the common name for ISON is Orthokeratology or ortho-k and has been performed for decades!
Is ISON safe? – Yes, ISON is very safe, we use FDA approved lenses to improve your vision. Can ISON stop my eyes from getting worse? – We’ve observed that patients who wear ISON retainer lenses, do not progress in myopia as rapidly as people who wear soft contacts or eyeglasses.
My wife started wearing eyeglasses in her first grade. So when our children, began needing glasses at the age of 8, we were very concerned. It’s embarrassing to say, even though I’m an eye doctor, I resented the fact that my children required glasses at such a young age.
Since they began wearing ISON lenses in 2003, they have not worn eyeglasses or contact lenses and more importantly, their vision has not deteriorated.
Can ISON stop my eyes from getting worse? – We’ve observed that patients who wear ISON retainer lenses, do not progress in myopia as rapidly as people who wear soft contacts or eyeglasses.
How much does ISON Cost? – The entire program including all professional visits and two sets of retainer lenses starts at $2,200. Fees depend on your prescription and the form of payment.
Does insurance cover ISON? – No, most insurance companies consider ISON and Laser surgery elective.
Does ISON qualify for Flexible Spending Accounts? – Yes, check with your employer to see if you qualify.
Is there a payment plan? – We offer a payment plan that makes the procedure affordable. Depending on the payment option you chose your payment will vary.
Do I have to pay this fee yearly? – No, after the program is completed, you are only required to have your yearly eye examination.
How about if I have dry eyes or allergies? – Because the ISON lenses are worn only at night, they work very well for people with allergies and /or dry eyes.