Orthokeratology is a revolutionary non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. It improves vision by gently reshaping your eye while you sleep using specially designed therapeutic contact lenses. You just put the specially fitted lenses in at bedtime, and when you awake, you will have clear, sharp, natural vision for your waking hours.
This safe and effective treatment can correct nearsightedness (including high prescriptions) and astigmatism. It is a great alternative to LASIK for those who don’t want the risk or are not ready for surgery.
Myopia also known as “nearsightedness” is a condition of the eye when an individual can focus on objects that are close, but can not focus on objects that are further away. This condition is typically caused by abnormalities in the convexity of the cornea and can often be controlled through the Orth-k procedure. These abnormalities cause light entering the eye from a distance to be focused incorrectly.
Research has shown that Myopia is hereditary, so it tends to develop early on in children and progress through stages of life. Research has also shown that nearsightedness can occur in adults from overdue stress on the eyes and other health conditions. Activities like working with a computer or reading have potential to cause myopia. Medical conditions such as diabetes also have a detrimental effect on the condition of the eyes. Orthokeratology is a method used to treat and fix complications involved with nearsightedness. It works by changing the convexity of the cornea allowing light to be focused properly by the retina.
This non-invasive and reversible procedure works in a similar way as retainers do for your teeth. A patient simply wears this specially made gas-permeable lens at night and while they are asleep it will re-shape the cornea so they are able to see during the day. If the patient decides to stop wearing the lens the cornea will return to its original shape. Orthokeratology is a convenient, safe, non-surgical form of treatment for nearsightedness and is offered at Vision Source Optique.