Orthokeratology & Myopia Control
Clear vision without surgery, glasses, or daytime contacts.
What if you could correct your eyesight and reduce your dependence on corrective lenses, all while you sleep?
It may sound impossible. But for many, it’s a reality with orthokeratology (ortho-k).
Interested? Schedule an appointment with your eye care provider to learn more.
What is Myopia and how do we treat it?
Myopia is also known as near-sightedness ( can see up close but not far away without glasses or contacts ). As the eyeball grows, the pescription increases. Myopia can cause longterm damage to the eye. As the eyeball grows, the prescription increases. With every increase in prescription the risk for damaging side effects increases. By slowing down the progression of the eye growing, we slow down the risk of developing these side effects.
What is orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology is a corrective process that provides daytime freedom from glasses and contacts. CRT contact lenses reversibly reshape the cornea while sleeping to correct myopia. Using these Special contact lenses are worn at night to correct vision, eliminating the need for correction in the day. It can be used to help slow down the progression of myopia or nearsightedness in children. Our doctors are certified to design multiple brands of orthokeratology lenses as well as completely custom designs for higher prescriptions.
Ortho-k uses specially designed, gas permeable contact lenses to temporarily reshape your cornea while you sleep.
The result is clear vision when you wake up and remove the lenses the following day. And that effect should last throughout the day.
The change in the shape of the cornea, as well as the vision correction you experience, will revert when you stop using the lenses.
What visual problems can ortho-k correct?
Ortho-K is most commonly used to temporarily correct myopia (nearsightedness).
In some cases, it can be used to correct lesser degrees of astigmatism and farsightedness.
To find out if ortho-k is right for you, get in touch with your eye care provider.
Am I a good candidate for ortho-k?
Only your eye care provider can answer that question.
What if you could correct your eyesight and reduce your dependence on corrective lenses, all while you sleep? CRT lenses aren’t just for children, we can start at 5 years and older. If you are wanting to be free of wearing any correction throughout the day, Ortho-K might just be for you.
Most people with mild to moderate myopia are good candidates.
The treatment is highly preferred for people who have issues wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Want to learn more about your options? Schedule an appointment at Opticology Eyecare to see if orthokeratology is right for you or your child.