Orthokeratology – The Non-Surgical Path to Improved Vision
Orthokeratology lenses, which are customized contact lens molds, are worn each night and removed each morning. The molding that occurs overnight allows for clear vision at all distances during the day without glasses or daytime contact lenses. The lenses are comfortable and do not interfere with sleep. They last approximately a year and are worn as long as myopia progression is considered a risk or until freedom from daytime lens correction is no longer desired. Clinical trials have reported slowing myopia 55% to 100%.
How it Works
Here’s how Ortho-K works:
- Using advanced computer mapping technology, your provider creates a topographical map of the surface of yours or your child’s eyes.
- Therapeutic Ortho-K lenses are then created to precisely fit the eye surfaces. These lenses are made from a highly permeable material that allows for the continued flow of oxygen to the eyes while specialized curves reshape them to help focus images directly on the retina.
- You place the lenses in yours or your child’s eyes before going to sleep. You can then expect to see drastically improved vision within a few days to a few weeks.
Call to Learn More Today
Trust us when we say that while eye surgery has proven to be effective in treating both simple and complex visual acuity issues, it may not be for everyone. Thus, in keeping with our commitment to provide you with the best care possible, we at Today’s Vision Rayford and Riley Fuzzel are pleased to offer non-surgical treatment options like Ortho-K to help get you or your child back to seeing clearly again. To learn more about this unique from of visual therapy, simply fill out our online contact form and someone from our office will get back to you. Or, if you prefer, you can call either office directly.