If you have poor eye sight, you may be surprised to know that a new treatment -- and a good night's rest -- could mean waking up to better vision.
And that's why health matters to patients wanting to see better, without the potentially dangerous side effects of surgery. A new procedure called 'gentle molding' --corrects eye sight without surgery, glasses or daytime contacts. It works by wearing contact lenses overnight -- to temporarily reshape the cornea.
"The cornea is about 70% water, so what happens is the water gently gets reshaped overnight -- long enough that the next day the person can see normal. And they continue to sleep in them nightly -- it's non-evasive, it's a good alternative to surgery," said Dr. Joe Collins, an optometrist who uses the procedure.
So far, the treatment has been successful on patients with all kinds of stigmatisms.