Orthokeratology (Corneal Molding)
Now there is an alternative that can offer reduced dependence or complete freedom from glasses and contact lenses during waking hours, without the need for surgary & its potential side effects. Ortho-K (Orthokeratology or Gentle Corneal Molding), and is achieved with very specialized contact lenses, which cause precise, predictable changes in the optical surface of the eye, resulting in correction of vision defects. The technique is comfortable & reversible, unlike surgical methods. You also do not have to be 18 years of age or older to start!
Many people are able to wear Ortho-K contacts while sleeping and remove the lenses when awake, and have good vision. As time passes the memory of the corneal shape change is enhanced and the correction lasts longer into the day. It is not uncommon for a person to have good vision through the entire day, without changes.
We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have, feel free to contact our office with any questions.