If you are nearsighted, you certainly appreciate what a difference that glasses or contact lenses make in how you see the world. Unless your prescription is very mild, you may not be able to watch TV, drive, see at work or school, play sports, or do so many other activities without your glasses or contact lenses. What’s worse is that nearsightedness tends to get worse during the school years when vision is so important for learning.
Now imagine being able to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses - or surgery! Orthokeratology (ortho-k), also know as Corneal Refractive Therapy, involves the use of specially designed nightwear contact lenses that gently reshape the surface of the cornea while you sleep. When the lenses are removed in the morning, vision is clear and stays clear throughout the day! Now, you can work and play without glasses or contact lenses getting in the way. There is a word for that - freedom!
Orthokeratology is ideal for low to moderate amounts of nearsightedness and is FDA-approved for all ages. It is adjustable, and unlike laser vision correction, non-invasive and fully reversible. Another benefit - studies have shown that ortho-k helps significantly slow the progression of nearsightedness in children. So, not only does ortho-k correct existing nearsightedness, it helps prevent the eyes from getting worse! Vision is critical for learning, and this makes ortho-k the preferred solution for nearsightedness in school-age children.
Enjoy the freedom of clear vision with ortho-k!