Here at Pines Vision Care, we are proud to offer ortho-k for our patients.
Many people have never heard of ortho-k, otherwise known as gentle vision shaping or orthokeratology. Ortho-k involves temporary gentle reshaping of the cornea, or the front of the eye, through the use of custom designed specialized contact lenses, which are designed to be worn while sleeping. While not very well known, this reshaping method can provide excellent visual results providing clear vision all day long without the use of daytime glasses or contact lenses.
Ortho-k is used by specialists like Dr. McIver to eliminate myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism, hyperopia (farsightedness), and even presbyopia. Simply by wearing these specialized lenses at night, one can achieve clear vision all day long. This is particularly useful for those who cannot use daytime contact lenses due to dryness or those who cannot or do not want to have LASIK, or even those who have had LASIK who do not qualify for enhancement surgery.
Ortho-k is ideal for people wishing to enjoy water sports or other activities free from using contact lenses during the day. This form of vision correction has been used for decades by specialists for those who thought there were no other options.
If you have questions about ortho-k, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at (954) 438-3937.