If you suffer from myopia, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia, you could be a candidate for orthokeratology. Orthokeratology, aka ortho-k, offers an alternative to wearing glasses or undergoing LASIK surgery to improving your sight. It can also help stem the progress of myopia. These FAQs from Today’s Vision, serving residents in Prosper, Audrey, Celina, Little Elm, McKinney, and Northern Frisco, TX, explain more about the benefits of ortho-k treatment.
What is ortho-k?
Ortho-k is a nonsurgical eye procedure that makes use of specialty contact lenses to reshape the cornea of your eye to improve your sight. These contacts are worn at night while you’re sleeping to provide you with clearer vision during the day.
Who can benefit from ortho-k lenses?
Children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old with progressive myopia are some of the best candidates for this treatment as the ortho-k lens helps curtail the progression of this condition. Advancements in orthokeratology have made this procedure helpful in correcting problems with myopia, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia in teens and adults as well. After a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist can determine if ortho-k (corneal reshaping) is a good fit for you.
How does ortho-k treatment work?
If you’re considered a good candidate for this treatment, you will be prescribed specialty Gas Permeable (GP) ortho-k lenses to be worn at night, as per your eye doctor’s instructions. While you sleep, these lenses gradually reshape the cornea of your eye. To continue enjoying good vision, you will need to wear the lenses every night.
How long is the treatment process?
The process of corneal reshaping can take between one and two weeks for optimal results. Ortho-k treatments give you clear vision during the day, eliminating your need for glasses. To continue getting the benefits of clear vision, you’ll have to continue wearing the ortho-k lenses either nightly or several times a week, as per instructions from your optometrist. If you stop wearing the lenses, your vision will revert back to its original state.
What are the risks of ortho-k treatment?
Corneal reshaping poses no risk to your vision or eyes. It is a safe, non-invasive procedure designed to improve your sight. If you decide to stop treatment, the effects of this treatment will wear off with no side effects or damage to your eyes.
See Our Frisco, TX Optometrist for Ortho-K Treatment
To learn more about orthokeratology or to schedule an eye exam to see if you’re a good candidate for this treatment, contact Today's Vision at (972) 954-5488. For your convenience, we serve residents in Prosper, Audrey, Celina, Little Elm, McKinney and Northern Frisco, TX.