Ortho-K For Myopia Control
Ortho-K lenses (short for orthokeratology) are special gas permeable lenses designed to gently reshape the cornea. The lenses are worn over night and removed in the morning. This allows you to see clearly during the day without the need for glasses or regular contact lenses. Ortho-K lens wear in children has been shown to dramatically reduce prescription change by approximately 50 – 70%.
Are Ortho-K Lenses Safe?
Ortho-K lenses became popular in the early 1990’s. Improvements in lens manufacturing and computerized eye shape measurements have allowed more and more patients to enjoy the benefits of this type of contact lens wear. Ortho-K lenses are FDA approved for overnight use and for controlling prescription change in children who are nearsighted.