“The primary purpose is correcting refractive errors including astigmatism and near-sightedness, or myopia.”

“It may also slow down the progression of myopia in children.”

“The cornea reshaping contact lens can conveniently be worn overnight. When taken out during the day it provides clear vision without the need for glasses.”

ORTHOKERATOLOGY ALSO KNOWN AS ORTHO-K

It may sound too good to be true, but just by SLEEPING in your contact lenses you can correct your vision overnight! Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-K for short, reshapes the cornea using custom-designed contact lenses to correct nearsightedness in a matter of hours.

HOW IT WORKS

By making very small changes to the shape of the cornea, significant changes to the overall eye prescription can be produced to correct vision. A rigid contact lens is used to gently mold the cornea while you sleep resulting in clear vision when you awake. The effects typically last between 24-48 hours, after which the cornea returns back to its original shape.

WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR ORTHO-K?
Ortho-K works well for many patients, however, it may not be the best option for all. When considering the prescription, Ortho-K works best when correcting nearsightedness (myopia) up to -4.00 diopters and only mild astigmatism, -1.00 diopter or less. If the prescription requirements are met, the following types of patients may benefit most from Ortho-K treatment… Click a link above to learn more.

Active patients whose glasses get in the way or who are not comfortable with wearing soft contact lenses daily.


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Patients who suffer from chronic irritation or dryness with soft contact lenses

Studies suggest that fitting Ortho-K lenses for children may slow down the progression of nearsightedness.

Younger patients who are not yet old enough for LASIK or patients who would like to be glasses-free but are uncomfortable with LASIK.

 
 
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