Also known as Ortho-K, orthokeratology is a non-invasive way to improve eyesight. The treatment involves specialized, gas permeable lenses that you put on before bed. The lenses are designed to temporarily reshape the surface of your corneas as you sleep. This corrects the way your corneas focus light onto your retinas, improving your vision. In the morning, simply remove the lenses. Your vision will be corrected and remain that way throughout the day--without the need for daytime vision correction.
Ortho-K is for people with mild to moderate myopia (nearsightedness), either with or without astigmatism. Ortho-K lenses is ideal for children and adults who don't want to wear glasses or contact lenses and are not interested in nor good candidates for LASIK eye surgery. Ortho-K is also a proven means of slowing or even halting the progression of nearsightedness in children.
Studies show that the majority of people who wear Ortho-K contact lenses at night achieve anywhere from 20/40 to 20/20 vision, or better. Most people can expect to see a noticeable improvement in their eyesight after only a few nights of use. People who require a longer prescription may find that it can take one to two weeks before maximal effects are noticed. In some cases, you may have slightly blurry vision or notice increased glare or halos around lights until your eyes are fully corrected.
Yes! Ortho-K is FDA approved for use, and with proper hygiene (as with any contact lens use) the risk of side effects remains very low. The corneal reshaping is temporary, and you can stop using the lenses at any time (as long as you're willing to wear daytime corrective eyewear again). Ortho-K lenses are fitted and customized to your eye shape by our San Antonio optometrists to ensure they are comfortable and effective.
At Eye-Deal Vision, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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