Orthokeratology

 

Orthokeratology (ortho-k) is a non-surgical procedure using specially designed contact lenses to gently reshape the curvature of the eye to improve vision.

This is a revolutionary non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. It improves vision by gently reshaping your eye WHILE YOU SLEEP using specially designed therapeutic contact lenses. You just put the specially fitted lenses in at bedtime, and when you awake, you will have clear, sharp, natural vision for your waking hours.

Ortho-k lenses are prescribed for three purposes:

·         To correct refractive errors (primarily nearsightedness, but also astigmatism and hyperopia). In some cases, ortho-k also is used to correct presbyopia.

·         To slow the progression of childhood myopia.

·         It is a great alternative to LASIK for those who don’t want the risk or are not ready for surgery.