Are you/your child suffering from short sightedness?
Would you like to know more about options besides wearing spectacles or contact lenses during the day?
Orthokeratology is nicknamed “ortho-k” and sometimes called corneal reshaping (CR), corneal refractive therapy or vision shaping.
It is a process that fit specially designed gas permeable contact lens that you wear can overnight. While you are asleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eyes (cornea) so you can see clearly the following day after you remove the lenses when you wake up.
Who is a good candidate for Ortho-K lens?
• Youngsters age 8 to 12, as well as most adolescents and adults.
• Mild to moderate myopia (-5 diopters or less).
• Children and young adults who want to be glasses-free but are too young for LASIK.
• Those who are not good candidates for refractive surgery for other reasons (dry eye).
• Those who has active lifestyle.
The Orthokeratology Process
In the one- to two-week treatment phase during ortho k lens wear, your short sightedness is gradually reduced. Since your vision will be changing, you’ll need to wear disposable soft lenses during the day.
Once the treatment is over, you can wear the GP lenses at night only and see well during the day without any corrective lenses.
Some people need to wear their lenses only every other night, or even once or twice a week, to maintain the effect.
You will need to see your optometrists regularly to ensure your lenses are fitting well and your eyes are healthy.
Orthokeratology control shortsightedness
In addition to the benefit of lens-free daytime vision, orthokeratology can slow down the progression of short sightedness. A number of published clinical studies have found that orthokeratology lens designs inhibit the growth of the eye’s axial length, which determines the degree of myopia.
Ortho-k is very safe and reversible procedure. It was proved by FDA in year 2002.