Ortho K

Ortho K to correct Myopia (Short Sightedness)

Ortho K (Orthokeratology)

Orthokeratology or OrthoK reshapes the curvature of your cornea temporarily while you sleep. By reshaping your cornea, light can focus properly on the retina resulting in natural, clear vision. Most patients enjoy seeing clearly all day long without the use of glasses or daytime contact lenses. OrthoK is a proven method to decrease myopia progression in children and young adults.

Orthok is non-surgical and completely reversible. Your cornea will return to its original
shape if you stop the treatment of wearing your lenses overnight.

 

Ortho K Pros

OrthoK has been proven to slow myopia progression

Reduced dependency on glasses and daytime contacts.

One pair of lenses can last 12-36 months- this can actually be cheaper than other forms of Myopia control or soft daily lenses over time.

      Non surgical intervention for patients not eligible for laser surgery. 

      Great for active patients who require correction and spectacles and contact lenses aren’t appropriate.

Ortho K Cons

There may be some initial discomfort while wearing lenses while awake. This sensation will fade as your eyes become used to wearing OrthoK

Greater risk of infection compared to daytime soft or hard contact lenses. However, if the correct cleaning regime is followed the risk of infection is very low.

Slight deterioration in vision if lenses are not worn the previous night. 

Poorer vision in initial 7-10 days while cornea is reshaping, this can be overcome with soft contact lenses or old pairs of spectacles with lower prescriptions.