Aug 1, 2023 | Eye Health Info

Orthokeratology: Reshaping Your Vision with Overnight Contact Lenses

Are you tired of wearing glasses or traditional contact lenses? Are you interested in correcting your vision while you sleep? If so, orthokeratology may be the solution for you! This innovative process uses specially designed contact lenses to gently reshape your cornea while you sleep, providing clear vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or contacts. Read on to learn more about the benefits of orthokeratology and how it can improve your vision and quality of life. 

What is orthokeratology? 

Orthokeratology, or “ortho-k” for short, involves the use of specialized contact lenses to reshape the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye. These lenses are worn overnight, gently reshaping the cornea while you sleep. When you wake up in the morning, you remove the lenses and enjoy clear vision throughout the day. Ortho-k lenses are made of a special gas-permeable material that allows oxygen to flow through to the cornea, ensuring optimal eye health. 

Who is a good candidate for orthokeratology? 

Orthokeratology is an excellent option for people of all ages who want to correct their vision without the need for glasses or contacts. It is especially popular among athletes who want clear vision during sports without having to worry about glasses or contacts getting in the way. Children and teenagers who lead an active lifestyle or have difficulty with traditional contacts or glasses may also benefit from ortho-k. Additionally, orthokeratology is a great option for those with mild to moderate nearsightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness. 

What are the benefits of orthokeratology? 

The biggest benefit of orthokeratology is the ability to enjoy clear vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or contacts.  Additionally, orthokeratology has been shown to slow down the progression of nearsightedness in children and teenagers. This can be especially helpful for parents who want to prevent their child’s vision from worsening over time. 

What is the process for getting orthokeratology? 

The process of getting ortho-k lenses includes an initial assessment to determine if orthokeratology is right for you. This assessment involves a comprehensive eye exam, corneal mapping, and a discussion about your lifestyle and vision needs. Once it is determined that you are a good candidate for ortho-k, specialized lenses are ordered and fitted to your eyes. You will need to wear the lenses every night while you sleep. After one to two weeks, you will have a follow-up appointment to make sure the lenses are working properly and to make any necessary adjustments. 

Orthokeratology is an innovative process that can help you achieve clear, comfortable vision without the need for glasses or contacts. Schedule an appointment with us today to see if ortho-k is right for you and start enjoying the benefits of clear vision!