Orthokeratology, aka Ortho-K, is a non-surgical treatment used primarily to control myopia symptoms. People with myopia (nearsightedness) see up close but have difficulty seeing objects at a distance. Ortho-K treatment entails wearing specialty contact lenses at night to improve your vision during the day. These contacts reshape the curvature of the cornea of your eye to give you clearer sight. At EYECARE for You, our eye doctor offers orthokeratology treatment to residents of Richboro, PA, and the surrounding communities.
Who Can Benefit from Ortho-K?
Ortho-K can be especially beneficial for children with myopia as it helps delay the progression of myopia symptoms. However, it can also be used to correct problems with myopia, farsightedness, mild astigmatism, and presbyopia in adults and teens. Refractive errors are generally corrected with prescription eyewear or contacts. If your job or lifestyle makes it difficult to wear glasses or contacts full-time, our Richboro eye doctor may recommend Ortho-K.
Benefits of Orthokeratology
The benefits of Ortho-K are many and varied, starting with:
Reduced myopia symptoms – Ortho-K lenses reduce myopia symptoms in young patients to keep the condition from getting worse as they age.
Versatility – Ortho-K lenses can be used to correct problems with myopia, hyperopia, mild astigmatism, and presbyopia.
Convenience – Wearing Ortho-K lenses at night improves your vision during the day, eliminating your need for prescription eyewear to have optimal sight. You don’t have to worry about losing or breaking your glasses or the cost of updating your eyewear when your prescription changes.
Risk-free – Ortho-K lenses can be applied and removed easily and pose no risk to your eyes. They’re comfortable to wear and won’t disturb your sleep during the night.
Quick, progressive results – Ortho-K lenses provide quick results that get progressively better during your treatment until you reach optimal visual clarity. Once you’ve reached your vision goals, you can reduce the use of your lenses to every other night instead of nightly. If you stop your treatment, however, your vision will return to its original state and you’ll need to revert to wearing glasses or contacts again.
See Our Richboro, PA, Optometrist for Ortho-K Treatment
Ortho-K technology provides clear vision without the need to wear corrective lenses during the day. If you live an active lifestyle, you can benefit from the freedom of not having to wear glasses or contacts for quality sight. Call EYECARE for You today at (215) 485-5384 for more information or to schedule an appointment.