Are you tired of the daily routine of glasses and contacts? Imagine waking up with clear vision, unburdened by the need for lenses.
Orthokeratology is here to make that vision a reality. This non-invasive solution gently reshapes your eyes while you sleep, providing natural clarity throughout the day. Let's embark on a journey towards effortless vision together.
Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, is a gentle and reversible technique that corrects your vision without surgery. It involves wearing special lenses while you sleep, which gently reshape your cornea, allowing you to enjoy clear vision without glasses or contacts during the day.
Who Benefits from Ortho-K?
Ortho-K can be a game-changer for many:
Nurturing Young Eyes: Ortho-k might be a beacon of hope for children and young adults worried about their eyesight. Studies even suggest that it can slow down myopia.
Embracing Lens-Free Days: Imagine saying goodbye to glasses and contacts during the day. Ortho-k allows you to welcome the day with natural, unaided vision.
Pursuing Your Passions: If you love sports or outdoor activities, ortho-k liberates you from the hassle of glasses or contacts, ensuring clear vision without any hindrance.
Gentle and Non-Invasive: Ortho-k is a gentle process, unlike surgical options, perfect for those who might be apprehensive about surgery.
A Lower Risk of Infection: Since ortho-k lenses are worn only at night, the risk of infection is significantly lower compared to daytime contact lens use.
A Reversible Option: Ortho-k offers a reversible alternative if the idea of permanent surgical procedures makes you hesitant. When you choose to stop, your cornea gradually returns to its original state.
Your suitability depends on eye health, prescription, and individual considerations. Regular check-ups and proper lens care are crucial.
What to Expect During an Ortho-K Consultation
Your ortho-k consultation at is all about understanding you and your eyes.
Here's what you can look forward to:
Getting to Know You: We assess your eye and overall health, including past eye issues or surgeries, and consider your visual needs and lifestyle to determine if ortho-k is suitable for you.
Measuring Your Vision: A series of tests will measure nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and overall vision quality.
Precise Corneal Measurements: Using advanced techniques, we map out the shape and curvature of your cornea. This data is crucial for crafting lenses that fit you comfortably.
Taking Care of Comfort: Your pupil and iris size and positioning will be measured to ensure your lenses fit snugly and comfortably.
Ensuring Comfort: We will check the health of your tear film and eye moisture levels to ensure wearing overnight lenses is comfortable.
Keeping an Eye on Pressure: This routine test helps monitor the pressure inside your eyes, which can indicate conditions like glaucoma.
Discussion About Your Treatment: If ortho-k is a good fit for you, we will explain the process, the benefits, and potential risks, as well as answer any questions that you might have.
Staying in Touch: If you decide to proceed with ortho-k, we will schedule check-ins to ensure everything is going smoothly and adjust the fit of your lenses if needed.
Considerations and Possible Risks
While ortho-k is generally safe and effective, it's crucial to be aware of the following:
Temporary Adjustments: Some people might experience temporary effects like halos or mild blurriness, especially in low light. These usually go away as your eyes adjust to the new shape.
Taking Care of Your Lenses: Following the wearing schedule and taking good care of your lenses is critical. Neglecting this could lead to less-than-ideal results or discomfort.
Reversibility: If you decide to stop wearing the lenses, your cornea will gradually return to its original shape, and you'll need to return to glasses or contacts.
Mild Discomfort: Initially, you might feel slight dryness or discomfort. You can usually manage this with special eye drops or minor adjustments to the fit of your lenses.
Infection Prevention: While the risk is much lower than daytime contacts, it is still crucial to maintain cleanliness. Regularly cleaning and disinfecting your ortho-k lenses is necessary to minimize potential infection risks.
Not for Every Prescription: Ortho-k works well for mild to moderate myopia. There might be better options than this if you have a strong prescription or certain eye conditions.
Ready to experience clear vision without surgery? Schedule your ortho-k consultation with Vision i Care.