Ortho-KHere at Pines Vision Care, we are proud to offer ortho-k for our patients.

Many people prefer to avoid surgery if possible. However, if you are looking to improve your vision as dramatically as surgery would, you may be interested in orthokeratology, commonly known as “ortho-k”.

Ortho-k involves temporarily reshaping the cornea through the use of specialized contact lenses, which are designed to be worn while sleeping. Although these lenses are not very common and most people still prefer laser surgery, this reshaping method is gaining more popularity as the procedure continues to be improved.

With the increased use of computers and television, it is no surprise that people are getting eye or vision problems. You will find even a small kid below the age of ten wearing specs of which, that was not common some years ago. So, what should people do? Just accept its life and move on?

Well, at this age and time, it is impossible to advise people to stop using computers or spending too much time on television, phones or iPad especially since most jobs are now done using computers. The only thing that can be done is to find a solution for the problem, and that is where orthokeratology comes in.

What is Orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology is a non-surgical procedure that involves creating gas permeable lenses which alter the shape of the cornea to reduce effects of myopia, astigmatism and hyperopia. It eliminates the need of wearing glasses since all you need to do is put on the contact lenses at night, and in the morning your eyes will have a clear vision.

Unlike having standard specs or undergoing an eye surgery, orthokeratology gives you the freedom to engage in things such as contact or water sports given that your eyes have a perfect vision during the day. Orthokeratology is more than just any eye procedure. Research shows that it is very effective in vision therapy even for people who have lost all hope seeking treatment.

If you have more questions about orthokeratology, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (954) 438-3937.