This is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need to wear glasses or contacts during the day. It improves your vision by reshaping your eye while you sleep using specially designed contact lenses. It is a safe and
effective treatment option for those who are near-sighted, far-sighted, have astigmatism or have presbyopia.
When choosing Ortho-K, a few key tests must be performed to allow our licensed optometrist to create a custom lens specifically designed for your eye:
- Examination of the retina and health of the outside of your eye
- Mapping of the front part of your eye (cornea) using a topographer
Our licensed optometrists work very closely with you to ensure you are fit with the perfect retainer for your eye. Through out your initial fitting period with the new retainer, your optometrist will be monitoring your corneal health and effectiveness of the treatment. Sometimes the fit may be modified to achieve your goals.
The Ortho-K lens is manufactured using a high-speed computer assisted lathe and made from highly oxygen permeable material which allows for your eyes to breathe overnight and maintain safe eye health. It is a very safe and reversible procedure. It can take from 1-4 weeks to achieve excellent vision. Factors which can influence this timeline include: your initial prescription, corneal rigidity, tear quality and quantity, and your expectations.
Studies show that Ortho-K retainers can slow myopia progression. Children make great Ortho-K wearers because they are highly motivated and learn how to care for their lenses quickly. Speak to our optometrists today to learn more about Ortho-K retainers and how you can protect your child’s sight.
Soft Multifocal Contact Lenses
These specially designed contact lenses help slow down the stretching of the retina in the back of the eye and therefore slows the progression of myopia. Your optometrist will work very closely with you to ensure you are fit with the correct lens for your eye. You will be instructed on how to insert, remove and take care of your lens. Throughout the treatment period, your optometrist will be monitoring your corneal health and effectiveness of the treatment.
Speak to our optometrists today for a free consultation to determine which myopia control treatment option will be best suitable for your eyes.