Refractive errors, such as myopia, may require you to constantly wear eyeglasses or contact lenses for your better viewing ease. While they are reliable vision correction options, orthokeratology (or ortho k) is an equally effective alternative that offers improved visual comfort and convenience.
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Your brain and eyes work together to provide your sense of sight. When they fail to coordinate properly, you may develop vision disorders, such as amblyopia. This refers to the lack or loss of central vision development in one eye that cannot be corrected by regular lenses.
Corneal reshaping is designed to improve the optics of your eyes and correct structural irregularities causing your refractive errors. One common form you may have heard of is laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis, more popularly known as LASIK. It’s a surgical procedure that involves changing your corneal surface using an excimer laser, resulting in a more accurate light-bending process in your eyes.
With the youngest of the baby boomers turning 65 by 2029, the U.S. can expect the number of individuals with blindness or other forms of visual impairment to double by 2050. In addition, roughly 16 million Americans may have vision struggles as a complication of refractive errors.