The Alternative to LASIK in Baltimore
If you are looking into LASIK surgery you should consider this non-surgical alternative.
Our exclusive I See Overnight program along with Vision Shaping Treatment and Corneal Refractive Therapy are few innovative methods that use customized shaping lenses to gently correct your vision while you sleep. You can then enjoy crisp, clear, comfortable vision without the inconvenience of wearing contact lenses or glasses throughout the day. This is ideal for people who are athletic, have unstable prescriptions, or who have allergies or suffer from dry eyes.
This is also a great alternative for kids. No more lost contact lenses or broken glasses. Since they are only worn at home, it’s easier to supervise proper care and cleaning to ensure their eyes stay healthy.
The I See Overnight (ISON) uses a specialty vision retainer contact lens to gradually re-shape the front surface of the eye (the cornea) to temporarily eliminate or reduce nearsightedness (myopia) or astigmatism during waking hours.
ISON vision retainers are similar to contact lenses and are usually worn during sleep. They are removed upon awakening and provide clear vision without using glasses or contact lenses. Nightly wear is needed to maintain clear vision during the day. The retainers are comfortable and very easy to care for.
Patients can see all day without glasses, contact lenses or laser surgery. And by utilizing FDA approved materials, ISON is a safe and effective option for both children and adults. Paragon Vision Sciences is the maker of the Paragon CRT® lens, the material and lens design used in our ISON system.
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
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.
What ISON users are saying
“I started wearing glasses about 12 years ago. Every year my vision getting worse and I needed to change my prescription again. Three years ago, I took the leap of faith and tried the ISON. It turned out to be a very good decision. I wake up in the morning and I see (my children smile, the leaves on the tree out the window.) I can rub my eyes if I want, I can wear make-up, and when I want to wear something on my nose. I grab a pair of fancy sunglasses! J”
Dr. Elena Ghiaur (Internal Medicine)
“ The ISON lenses have made my life SO much better. My vision is perfect and it feels wonderful to be able to see naturally- it is freeing to not have to worry about watering getting in my eyes, or wind drying out the contacts.
Robin Wherley (Attorney)
“In 6th grade I had to get glasses because my vision was bad. I also found out that my vision was progressively getting worse while wearing glasses. Now, I wake up and I can see perfectly. My eyesight stopped getting worse, and I don’t have to worry about glasses.”
Venae Sidhu (High school student)
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.