What is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is a non-surgical and reversible process that uses special contact lenses to change the surface shape of the eye’s main focusing lens (the cornea). It is typically used for the treatment of myopia (short-sightedness). By slowing down, and in some cases stopping the progression of short-sightedness, Ortho-K reduces the incidence of serious, sight threatening eye diseases associated with worsening myopia. These diseases usually occur in later years and are more common the higher the level of myopia.

Ortho-K treatment can deliver quite significant and immediate changes that last the whole day or even several days. As a night-time lens, a major extra benefit from Ortho-K is good clear vision during waking hours without the need for eye glasses or contact lenses. There are additional benefits that users experience depending on their individual situations and needs.

Who is Ortho-K for?

Orthokeratology can benefit anyone experiencing the symptoms of myopia. It is also used to treat a number of other eye conditions such as long sightedness and astigmatism. By far the most important group, however, are children who are losing their distance clear vision and becoming myopic. To find out more and discover whether you or your child is eligible for Ortho-K treatment, please make an appointment.

Other Specialty Contact Lenses

Whilst Ortho-K uses one type of specialty contact lens, there are numerous others useful in treating a range of eye conditions. At Maximeyes Optometrists we can recommend a variety of specialised contact lenses for the treatment of specific eye conditions such as keratoconus, post-surgery, and corneal transplants.

If you notice any eye or vision symptoms it is important to seek an immediate appointment for an eye exam.

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