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.
Here’s what you need to know about this method:
Overnight Vision Correction
Also referred to as vision shaping or corneal reshaping therapy, this method involves wearing oxygen-permeable corneal molds during your sleeping hours. Overnight, the revolutionary technology behind these ortho k lenses allows them to gently correct your corneal irregularities.
Upon waking up, you may remove the ortho k lenses and enjoy a good day’s worth of sharper vision. The effects last roughly a whole day long without requiring you to use additional corrective eyewear. For optimum results, we may recommend wearing the corneal molds every night.
Ortho k is primarily helpful for managing mild to moderate degrees of nearsightedness. It’s a great option for athletes and those with active lifestyles. It’s an ideal vision correction option as well for individuals who are constantly in contact with water or work in dusty environments. Those who are too young or whose eye conditions are incompatible with LASIK or similar refractive surgeries may want to try this as an alternative.
With corneal reshaping therapy, you don’t need to wait for days or months to experience clearer eyesight. After wearing ortho k lenses for just one night, you can wake up to better visual acuity. You’ll also enjoy more natural vision since you won’t have to depend on prescription eyewear for one whole day.
Orthokeratology effects are temporary as well, which means you have the freedom to undergo refractive surgeries or other vision correction options in the future. It’s also associated with a lower risk of developing ocular deviations and other eyesight complications.
Get in touch with a myopia control specialist in your area today for more information about ortho k. We are ready to help you.