ORTHOKERATOLOGY

Overnight Corrective Lenses

Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology is also known as Ortho-K or Overnight Vision Correction and Corneal Reshaping Therapy is a non-surgical process that offers freedom from glasses and contact lenses during the day by reshaping the cornea overnight while you sleep. The result is the temporary correction of myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness), even if you have moderate astigmatism.  Ortho-K therapeutic lenses are similar in appearance to standard contact lenses, and they gently reshape the corneal surface during sleep to provide clear, natural vision when the lenses are removed upon waking.

This leading-edge technology can enhance the lives of those requiring vision correction, especially if they are active individuals who play sports or participate in outdoor activities without the interference of glasses or contact lenses. Current soft contact lens wearers who are bothered by irritation and dryness due to dust and pollutants can also benefit from this treatment.

 

Is Ortho-K For Me?

Answer the following questions to see if Orthokeratology is the right treatment option for you:

  Are you farsighted (hyperopic), nearsighted (myopic) or have an astigmatism with a prescription in the range of +2.00 to -10.00?

  Are you unable to wear soft contact lenses for any reason, such as discomfort, allergies, dryness or inconvenience?

 Does your profession require you to have excellent vision without the use of glasses or contacts?

  Do you just not want to wear contact lenses or glasses during the day?

If you answered “Yes” to any (or all) of the questions above, then Ortho-K lenses may be a good option for you. These lenses are fairly easy to use and are only worn while you sleep, which reduces any of the discomfort you may have experienced while using conventional contact lenses.

 

Orthokeratology for Children

Studies from around the world have indicated that if your child is nearsighted, Orthokeratology can keep their nearsightedness from getting worse. Currently, an ongoing 5-year FDA study is showing data that is providing further evidence and support for this claim with results that are observable, testable and repeatable.

Increasing nearsightedness can put your child at increased risk for retinal detachments and glaucoma.

If your child has a tendency to lose or break their glasses or contact lenses, or if wearing glasses or contact lenses interferes with their daily activities, Orthokeratology may be right for them.

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