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What is Orthokeratology?
Are you fed up with wearing glasses or contact lenses throughout the day? Are you worried about your child’s vision getting worse? You may want to consider Orthokeratology.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K for short), is a contact lens that is worn at night. This advanced contact lens reshapes the front of the eye (cornea) to provide clear vision during the day without wearing glasses or contact lenses. Using this vision shaping technique, properly selected patients can go through the day wearing no correction and enjoy excellent visual acuity.
There are also studies which show Ortho-K can slow down the progression of myopia (short-sightedness).
How does it work?
Ortho-K lenses are a bit like braces for teeth. They are hard contact lenses that are worn while sleeping to flatten the front of the eye. As the eye is flattened, it corrects your prescription whilst you are sleeping. This allows better vision during the day without the need for contact lenses or glasses.
Our Optometrist will design a contact lens based on special maps of your eye. These contact lenses will allow changes to occur at night whilst you sleep so you can achieve clear and focused vision during the day.
When the lens is removed in the morning the cornea begins to return to its original shape but so slowly that good vision is maintained all waking hours. Each night the process is repeated although some find they only need to wear their moulds every other night. The elastic tissue of the eye is not harmed by this daily process.
Ortho-K is reversible. It is not a permanent alteration of eye tissue and thus is an excellent Laser surgery alternative for those reluctant or unable to undergo a surgical alteration of their corneas.