Clear Vision – Without Eyewear
Also called vision shaping, ortho-k involves wearing specialized hard, gas permeable lenses while you sleep. These lenses gently mold your cornea into a new shape, thereby resolving any refractive error and correcting myopia. When you wake up in the morning, you’ll be able to remove the lenses and enjoy crystal-clear eyesight. The effects generally last one to two days, so the ortho-k lenses must be inserted nightly on a regular basis.
Rye Eye Care's Myopia Control Center - Ortho-K for Kids
Which kids are good candidates for ortho-k?
Any nearsighted child with healthy eyes is a possible candidate for orthokeratology. Regular eye exams with visual acuity testing are a necessary part of proper kids’ eye care. If your child has myopia and their vision prescription continually increases at each eye exam, ortho-k may be a good option. Our eye doctors will evaluate your child’s vision and ocular condition to determine candidacy.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss orthokeratology.