What Is Orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology, Ortho-K for short, refers to a process involving specially designed contact lenses. The contact lenses, worn while you sleep, reshape the corneal surface in your eyes. It’s an excellent choice for people who are nearsighted and no longer wish to wear corrective glasses or daily contacts but are not yet interested in Lasik surgery.
Why Choose Orthokeratology?
There are many benefits to consider when it comes to using Ortho-K for vision correction, including the following:
- Suitable and effective for children between the ages of 8 and 12 who are just beginning to experience nearsightedness.
- Useful for active people who participate in sports and water activities.
- Less expensive than Lasik surgery.
- Non-surgical and non-invasive, meaning there are fewer risks than with other types of vision correction procedures.
- Fast acting with vision correction occurring in as little as one day to a few weeks.
As you can see, there are plenty of potential benefits for using Ortho-K for children and adults.
Why do We Offer Ortho-K?
At the Paul Vision Institute we believe that everyone deserves to live a life unbound by eyeglasses and contact lenses. While not everyone qualifies for Lasik surgery, wants to assume the risks involved in Lasik surgery, or wants to go through the expense of this type of surgery, Ortho-K provides an attractive alternative. This may not be the right path for every vision correction problem but offers real solutions for those who are nearsighted and seeking alternatives to glasses, contacts, or Lasik surgery.