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Dr. Lucia Kim and Associates
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8763 Bayview Ave.
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3V1

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Orthokeratology or Ortho-K

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.

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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. tennisgirl

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.

Dear Patients:

I am writing a letter to you about an eye care crisis in the province of Ontario after 30 years of neglect by the government of Ontario.

Since 1989, optometrists are getting the same reimbursements for the OHIP-covered eye exam-$45.

Remember-in 1989, the minimum wage was $5 an hour and now 32 years later, the minimum wage is $15 an hour. A chocolate bar in 1989 was 40 cents and now it is about $1.25. Most goods and services have increased by at least 3-fold.

The Ontario government has not adjusted our fees to inflation for 30 years but our expenses (rent, utilities, wages, etc.) have gone up 3-fold.

Can you understand our frustration?

This is not sustainable. Ultimately, patient care will suffer. With the expected ongoing restrictions due to COVID 19, many practices will be forced to shut down because we cannot cover the costs of running our practices.

Therefore, optometrists have voted to withdraw all OHIP services on September 1, 2021 to protest 30 years of Ontario government neglect and disrespect.

This job action will force the government to start negotiating fairly with us. If you support our action, please:

  1. Go to www.saveeyecare.ca and sign the online petition.
  2. Contact the Minister of Health, the Hon. Christine Elliott 416-327-4100.

Thank you and I hope I can count on your support.

Sincerely, Lucia Kim Optometrist

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