Liberal, KS


At Prairie Vista Eye Care & Optical, we offer orthokeratology (ortho-k) for patients who want to go without contact lenses or glasses during the day or want a non-surgical alternative to LASIK.  

What is orthokeratology?   

Orthokeratology is the process of fitting specially designed, FDA-approved, gas permeable contact lenses to the eyes to assist in reshaping the cornea. While you sleep, these lenses apply gentle pressure to the cornea, which gradually reshapes its curvature. This allows light to focus correctly on the retina, resulting in improved vision. In the morning, the lenses are removed, and the effects typically last throughout the day. 

Reshaping the cornea can help to improve nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. In some cases, orthokeratology can even eliminate a patient’s need for eyeglasses or daytime use of contact lenses.    

Who is a good candidate for orthokeratology?    

Orthokeratology is ideal for people who no longer want to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day or want to avoid laser vision correction surgery. Children may especially benefit from ortho-k as it can slow down the progression of myopia, potentially reducing the risk of future eye health problems. 

To ensure a safe procedure performed with high-quality lenses, it is important to seek orthokeratology from a reputable practitioner. At Prairie Vista Eye & Optical, we carefully evaluate and fit patients for orthokeratology, considering their visual needs and eye health.   

What are the benefits of orthokeratology?   

Orthokeratology has numerous benefits:  

  • Orthokeratology corrects vision for near and far tasks, such as watching TV or reading a book, without the need for daytime use of eyeglasses or contact lenses.   
  • It may help slow down the child’s progression of myopia, which can lead to a reduced risk of eye disease later in life.   
  • These lenses are an ideal treatment for athletes, who appreciate freedom from the daytime use of eyeglasses or contact lenses while they train and engage in their sport. 

Learn more about orthokeratology   

If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to improve your vision without glasses or daytime contact lenses, orthokeratology may be right for you! Schedule an appointment at Prairie Vista Eye & Optical in Liberal today to learn more about this revolutionary treatment and see if it’s right for you.