Do You Need Ortho-K?

Find out if Ortho-K is Right for You with Your Fremont Optometrist

In the past, people have dreamed of having their eyesight corrected without having to undergo complicated surgery. Today, this dream is a reality due to a procedure called orthokeratology, or Ortho-K. Instead of having surgery to reshape the eyeballs, Ortho-K patients wear contacts that cause the eyes to go into the correct shape for improved vision. Much like dental patients wear retainers at night, orthokeratology patients wear overnight contacts for better vision during the day. If your dream is to be finally free of glasses or contact lenses, the Ortho-K system might be right for you.

How Do Ortho-K Lenses Work?

These special contact lenses are called corneal reshaping contact lenses. While the patient sleeps, the shape of the lens slowly molds the eyeball into a shape that conducts light more clearly, making it easier for the eyes to focus more sharply.

After one night of wearing Ortho-K lenses, your eyesight should be normal for a day or two. In order to give a continual experience of good eyesight, eye doctors recommend that you wear your Ortho-K lenses every night while you sleep.

Conditions Treated With Ortho-K

Ortho-K contacts don't work for every vision problem. They're primarily used for myopia control therapy, especially in children. New studies show a 70 to 90% reduction in the expected near-sighted changes in children. Wearing these special contact lenses at night can slow down the progression of children's nearsightedness. The treatment is also used to care for patients with farsightedness, or hyperopia, and astigmatism.

Contact Your Fremont Optometrist Today

If eyeglasses and contact lenses aren't the vision correction method that works for you, Ortho-K might be the answer, especially if you have moderate to mild nearsightedness. Our optometrists at Warm Springs Optometric Group are experienced with fitting a wide variety of patients with Ortho-K lenses. If you're ready to move up to the next step in myopia control, call our office in Fremont, CA for a consultation. You can reach our office at (510) 490-0287, and we'll make an appointment that fits in with your busy lifestyle.