Orthokeratology – or Ortho-K for short – is a revolutionary new treatment that uses custom-designed gas-permeable contact lenses to reshape the eyes while you sleep. In doing this, it enables patients who would ordinarily rely on glasses or contact lenses to correct their vision to enjoy a whole day of clear vision without the need for prescription eyewear.
The effects of Ortho-K are progressive, and patients need to wear their lenses every night in order to see a significant improvement in their vision. In the earliest stages of treatment, the effects may be far more temporary and last only a few hours. However, as you continue with the treatment you will notice that your vision remains corrected for increasing amounts of time until you can enjoy a day or longer of clear sight without glasses or contact lenses.
There is a huge range of different benefits to choosing Ortho-K to help correct your vision. Here are just some of the ways in which Ortho-K can benefit you.
The non-invasive nature of Ortho-K means that it is suitable for the vast majority of patients, including children and those people who are not eligible for other vision correction solutions. They are also a great choice for patients who need vision correction but find it difficult to wear glasses or contact lenses, such as if they participate in sport or working in dusty and dry environments.
Ortho-K can now successfully be used to treat a number of different vision problems including near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia – a condition whereby vision naturally deteriorates with age.
Since Ortho-K lenses are put in place just before bed and removed when you wake up, they have no interference in your day to day life. They are also supremely comfortable, meaning that there is nothing to stop you from getting a great night’s sleep.
No two pairs of Ortho-K lenses are the same. Instead, they are created specifically for your eyes, ensuring that you get the best and most comfortable fit and the optimal vision correction you need to see clearly.
With Ortho-K, you can expect your corneas to remain reshaped enough for you to enjoy a clearer vision for the duration of your whole day.
Myopia, also known as near-sightedness, is the most common refractive eye error in the world and a leading reason why patients opt for vision correction treatments. Ortho-K lenses suppress eye growth and slow down or suspend the progression of myopia.
Many people have concerns about wearing contact lenses overnight. After all, oxygen needs to reach the eyes for them to be healthy and wearing contacts overnight is generally not recommended. However, this is not the case with Orth-K lenses which have been specifically designed to be worn for long periods of time. To help ensure that they don’t damage your eyes they are gas-permeable which allows oxygen to reach the eyeball. As such, Ortho-K lenses are considered safe for use overnight.
If you would like to learn more about Ortho-K and the benefits it can offer you, our experienced and knowledgeable team would be happy to help. Contact Dr. Romeu Eye Associates in West New York, NJ today to speak to us or to arrange an appointment to see if you are a suitable candidate for this innovative new vision correction solution (201) 266-2920.