Orthokeratology is a specialized service that works much like braces or a retainer and requires a trained optometrist to adjust the lenses. It's important to note that not all ophthalmologists who wear standard contact lenses can use Ortho-K lenses. In our office, highly experienced professionals regularly adjust these lenses for both children and adults. Some consider Ortho-K to be a non-surgical alternative to LASIK. However, refractive surgeries, such as LASIK, are still possible after treatment with Ortho-K lenses.
It's important to remember that because orthoplasty works by reshaping the cornea, you need to stop wearing lenses for several months before undergoing LASIK surgery. This allows the eyes to return to their original shape.
Ortho-Kis primarily used to correct myopia (nearsightedness). Generally, this vision problem can also be corrected with glasses, regular contact lenses, LASIK, or PRK. Orthokeratology is a surgery-free way for some people to get rid of their glasses and not have to wear them all the time.
Not all optometrists can offer orthopedics because they require specific training on adaptation. Before your optometrist can determine if you or your child are suitable candidates for wearing ortho-k lenses, they will usually perform an eye exam, similar to placing contact lenses. At our office, we understand that orthokeratology is a complex procedure and requires specialized training and experience. Our optometrists are highly trained in this field and have years of experience in providing this service. We take the time to explain the process and answer any questions you may have about it. We also provide follow-up care and monitor your progress throughout the treatment. If you're considering orthokeratology as an option for correcting your vision, it's important to consult with an experienced optometrist who can assess your individual needs and determine if this procedure is right for you.
Our team of professionals is here to help you make an informed decision about your vision care.