ORTHOKERATOLOGY LENSES (ORTHO-K)
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is a non-surgical procedure that involves the wearing of a series of specially designed rigid contact lenses to progressively reshape the curvature of the cornea over time. Ortho-K lenses are custom designed nightwear lenses that are made according to one's corneal shape. A special diagnostic technology called a corneal topographer is utilized to "map" out the exact shape of the front part of the eye called the cornea. Using the data from the mapping of the cornea, the Ortho-K lenses will be made to a person's personal prescription, and in accordance with the shape of the cornea.
This is a revolutionary non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. It improves vision by gently reshaping your eye WHILE YOU SLEEP using specially designed therapeutic contact lenses. You just put the specially fitted lenses in at bedtime, and when you awake, you will have clear, sharp, natural vision for your waking hours.
The results of the painless procedure are not permanent; thus, retainer contact lenses must be worn periodically to maintain improvements made in vision. This safe and effective treatment can correct low to moderate nearsightedness and low degrees of astigmatism. It is a great alternative to LASIK for those who don’t want the risk or are not ready for surgery.