Orthokeratology: Overnight Contacts to Correct Myopia
Are you interested in a way to improve your vision without wearing glasses or having eye surgery?
Then you need to learn more about how Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) can be used for people with nearsightedness or astigmatism.
What is Ortho-K?
Ortho-K is a non-surgical treatment that offers an FDA-approved alternative to LASIK correction. This procedure uses specially designed contact lenses, which are designed to reshape the surface of the cornea to eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses during the day.
These contact lenses change the curvature of the cornea by temporarily molding its shape using a gas permeable contact lens. The contacts are worn overnight while sleeping, so the cornea is reshaped in the morning. By changing the curvature of your cornea, this treatment refocuses light onto your retina, resulting in clearer vision.
Ortho-K is completely reversible and non-invasive; if you stop wearing the contact lenses, then your cornea will return to its original shape.
In the past, the only FDA approved corneal molding systems were worn during the day and proved to be very safe and effective. More recently, the FDA has approved the latest in corneal molding technology with an overnight lens that works for the eyes in a similar way that dental retainers work for teeth.
Some people find it uncomfortable to wear glasses or contact lenses during their daily activities. If you want to participate in sports or work at the computer without wearing corrective lenses, then you can choose to use Ortho-K lenses at night instead. It is easy to use the lenses while you are sleeping, and then remove them in the morning before you leave the house.
Ortho-k with CRT Contact Lenses can be an ideal vision correction method for active children and adults, especially those involved in sports, or children who are genetically prone to having their nearsightedness progress year after year.
Another reason Ortho-K can be beneficial is for people who suffer from discomfort while wearing contact lenses. If you stopped wearing contacts because they were too dry or uncomfortable, then you might consider the benefits of Ortho-K lenses at night.
Make life without glasses or contact lenses a reality. Schedule an appointment today and find out if Ortho-K is right for you.