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4 Reasons Why Orthokeratology – Ortho-k is the Perfect Summer Vision Solution!

Girl in the forest wearing contact lenses in Rye, NY

We Can Give You a Summer Without Glasses or Contacts in Rye and Port Chester, NY

Summer is the best time of year for many people. The sun is shining, you can use your vacation days at the beach, and the neighborhood pools are fantastic for cooling off. However, if you need vision correction to see clearly, your glasses and contacts can be annoying. If this statement leaves you shaking your head up and down vigorously, it is time to learn all about orthokeratology. Our optometrists for Port Chester and Rye, NY – Dr. Steven Bloom and Dr. Rajdeep Singh – encourage you to become familiar with ortho-k lenses, a revolutionary method of vision correction.

Orthokeratology? What is that?

Orthokeratology, more commonly known as ortho-k, is an FDA-approved therapy that enhances vision without eyeglasses, daily contact lenses, or refractive surgery. Ortho-k lenses are rigid gas permeable contacts that you insert before going to sleep at night. As you doze, these lenses remold your cornea gently to correct refractive error. When you wake up in the morning, you merely remove the lenses to enjoy crystal-clear daytime vision – with no additional eyewear.

This science is well-established and proven safe. Also, because ortho-k does not remove any tissue from your cornea (like LASIK and other refractive procedures), it is entirely reversible. The effects of orthokeratology only last a few days, which is why you must wear the lenses nightly.

Why is Ortho-k Super for Summer?

Our friendly optometrists in Rye and Port Chester, NY, want you to enjoy summer to its fullest. To do that, you need a stress-free way to see with sharp vision. Look at why ortho-k is ideal for the sunniest season:

  1. Sand: Beach sand always gets in your eyes, which is nightmare for people wearing contact lenses.
  2. Swimming and Surfing: Whether you dive into a pool or ride the ocean waves, water and glasses or contact lenses is not a good combination. With ortho-k, you won’t need prescription eyewear at all. For crisp underwater vision, a pair of regular swim goggles is enough. Eyesight becomes a pleasure.
  3. Sports: Playing outdoor sports always leads to sweat, which usually makes your glasses slip down your nose. You won’t need to constantly push your frames back up. Also, glasses can interfere with your peripheral vision, and contact lenses can become uncomfortable when dust, dirt, or pollen from the playing field gets stuck to them.
  4. Sunglasses: It is much easier to wear a variety of stylish nonprescription sunglasses than to invest in a pair of prescription sunglasses that match every outfit. Also, you won’t need to carry around two pairs of glasses (your prescription eyeglasses and your prescription sunglasses) every time you head out.

To find out if you are a good candidate for orthokeratology, schedule an eye exam at Rye Eye Care. We are happy to serve Rye, NY, and nearby Port Chester with sensational summer sight!