Orthokeratology

Ortho-k lenses are specialty lenses designed to help improve your vision while you sleep. Find out if you are a good candidate for orthokeratology at your next appointment. 

At The Eye Center, we offer orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, for patients who wish to go without contact lenses or eyeglasses during the day, as well as those who desire a non-surgical alternative to LASIK. 

What is Orthokeratology?  

Orthokeratology is the process of fitting specially designed and FDA-approved gas-permeable contact lenses to the eyes to assist in reshaping the cornea. When undergoing orthokeratology, a patient will wear the special contact lenses at night while they sleep. During this time, the surface of their eyes is gently and gradually reshaped by the ortho-k lenses. Upon waking, they then enjoy clear vision during the day without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. 

This reshaping of the cornea can help to improve nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In some cases, orthokeratology can even eliminate a patient’s need for eyeglasses or daytime use of contact lenses entirely.   

 

Who is a  Good Candidate for Orthokeratology Lenses?   

Many people can benefit from orthokeratology. It is an ideal treatment for patients who no longer wish to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day as well as for people where it is not practical for them to always wearing corrective lenses such as athletes or children. These cornea reshaping contacts can also be a good alternative for people not wanting corrective laser surgery or those who do not qualify for such procedures.   

Children with progressive myopia may especially benefit from ortho-k contacts. When applied to children, orthokeratology may help with myopia management and slow down the child’s development of this condition, which can lead to a reduced risk of eye disease later in life.   

Orthokeratology in Pembroke Pines 

In order to determine if you are a good candidate for orthokeratology as well as to ensure safe treatment with high-quality ortho-k lenses, you should see a qualified eye care professional. Not every optometrist is well equipped to prescribe ortho-k lenses, but at The Eye Center, we are experienced and reputable providers of orthokeratology.  

With a thorough exam, our doctors will carefully evaluate you and decide if orthokeratology is right for you while taking into consideration your individual eye health concerns. If you are determined to be a good candidate for ortho-k, we will fit you for orthokeratology lenses and follow-up regularly on your progress. 

 

To learn more, book an appointment at our office today and ask about our orthokeratology services.