Orthokeratology Treatment with our Danville Eye Center Team
Many patients who need vision correction wonder if there are alternatives to glasses and standard contact lenses, however, they aren't interested in surgical options like LASIK. Our optometrists at Danville Eye Center in Danville, Liberty, Mount Vernon, and Harrodsburg, KY are likely to recommend a technology that is often overlooked: Orthokeratology.
Introducing Orthokeratology Treatment
Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, is an innovative method for correcting refractive error. It uses contact lenses, but not in the usual way. Instead, you wear special lenses while you're asleep. During those hours, the lenses reshape your corneas so that they properly focus light onto your retina. Once you wake up, you take the lenses out, and enjoy clear vision for many hours afterward. The effect typically lasts all day, though after using ortho-k for a long time, you may find that it lasts even longer.
Great for Kids, Sports Players, and Children Showing Early Myopia
Children in general don't like to have to fuss with contact lenses during the day, and they don't like to wear glasses either. Ortho-k is a great option for them since it eliminates what they don't like. The ortho-k lenses can also be updated as their eyes change, which is important in young people.
Kids showing early myopia may gain another benefit from orthokeratology, which is a slowing of the development of this condition. Since myopia normally tends to get worse throughout childhood before finally stabilizing in the late teen years, good early myopia control can have lifelong benefits.
Sports players have practical reasons for eschewing standard contact lenses and glasses. They can lose their contacts or break their glasses while playing an intensive game. Ortho-k allows them to see well while playing without any drawbacks of the other options.
Get a Free Consultation
Like many options that provide physical benefits, orthokeratology isn't for everyone. Therefore, we don't want you to have to guess whether it's right for you. We offer a free consultation to discuss whether or not ortho-k is a good option for you or your child. Then, you will have an idea about whether it will work for you, how much of an improvement to expect, and how well it will fit with your lifestyle. Once you know these things, you'll be ready to decide whether or not to go ahead with ortho-k, or if you should choose another option instead.
Schedule an Appointment with our Danville Eye Center Today
To schedule an appointment for a free orthokeratology consultation, or for any other questions, just call us here at Danville Eye Center at 859-236-8644. We have eye doctors in Liberty, Mount Vernon, Danville, and Harrodsburg to serve you.