What is Orthokeratology?
We are always so amazed at how far vision health technology has come, and how far it projects to go in the future. It is our goal to leverage the best new technologies in our field in order to provide you with the best service and care possible!
One of those technologies is called Orthokeratology, commonly referred to as Ortho-K. In the simplest terms, Orthokeratology uses a special contact lens that adjusts your cornea to the correct position for clear vision. In this way, Ortho-K is very similar to how braces can straighten teeth in Orthodontics.
You simply wear the special lenses at night while you sleep, and throughout the night they go to work so that you will have clear vision in the morning! Many people are able to see clearly without the use of glasses when they wake up, and the results last throughout the day!
The two main reasons why people choose Ortho-K are correcting refractive errors (vision problems) and slowing childhood myopia. We have seen great results for both conditions through the use of Orthokeratology. It is especially useful for athletes and people who don’t want to be burdened by glasses or contact lenses during the day.
While this may sound like a magical solution, the science behind it is quite real! The special lenses gently reshape the cornea, correcting an imbalance in the way light is perceived by the eye. This reshaping process is gentle and gradual, allowing you to wake up with clear vision after a night of wearing them.
Orthokeratology has benefitted many people, and is quickly gaining popularity across the country. To learn if Ortho-k could be the solution you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us today! We would be happy to speak with you and address any questions or concerns you might have.