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 prefer not to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses during the day or wish to avoid LASIK surgery.
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 ortho-k lenses gently and gradually reshape the surface of their eyes. Upon waking, the patient then enjoys 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. Children and athletes who find it difficult to always wear corrective lenses can also benefit from this option. 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 used with children, orthokeratology may help with myopia management and slow down the progression of this condition, helping reduce the risk of eye diseases later in life.
Orthokeratology in Pembroke Pines
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.
During a thorough eye exam, our doctors will carefully evaluate you and decide if orthokeratology is right for you while considering your individual eye health concerns. If they determine you are a good candidate for ortho-k, they 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.