WHAT IS ORTHO-K AND ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?
Orthokeratology – or Ortho-K – works each night while you sleep. Specialty rigid lenses are worn during sleep time and removed in the morning. The result is clear vision during the day, without glasses or contact lenses.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE?
Children as young as six years old to adults in their 60s can benefit from Ortho-K when they are nearsighted (myopic) but have otherwise healthy eyes.
WILL IT WORK FOR MY PRESCRIPTION?
Ortho-K treats nearsightedness, where distance vision is blurred. It can also treat low to moderate amounts of astigmatism, where vision is distorted due to different curvatures of the eye’s front surface.
Farsightedness (hyperopia) is treatable but results vary.
CAN MY CHILD HAVE ORTHO-K?
Patients as young as six to nine years old are excellent candidates, and the treatment decision is based on their maturity, hygiene and motivation. These students enjoy the freedom to play, swim, and participate in sports without the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses.
Ortho-K is an exciting solution for the young patient who has become nearsighted for the
first time and there is a strong family history of nearsightedness progressing rapidly through childhood. There is increasing evidence that Ortho-K can slow this progression.
WHAT DO I DO NEXT?
The only one who can really tell you if you are a candidate is your eye doctor after they have examined you. Find out today if you can reap the benefits of Ortho-K and grasp your freedom.
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