Orthokeratology lenses not only provide you great vision without daytime contact lens or glasses wear, but also have therapeutic properties for your eyes.
Orthokeratology is a specialty lens that, when worn at night, will give a patient great vision throughout the day without having to wear glasses or contact lenses. Orthokeratology is designed to be worn at night, gently reshaping the front surface of your eye while you sleep, much like braces straighten your teeth. They are removed upon awakening and provide clear vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses during the waking hours. The orthokeratology lens will be worn nightly to continue its day-time effects like a retainer for your teeth after wearing braces.
Since 2002, these lenses have been FDA approved for overnight wear after undergoing numerous clinical trials to confirm safety and oxygen breathability.
Benefits of orthokeratology (ortho-k):
- Alleviation of contact-lens induced dry eyes
- Independence from contact lens/glasses for sports and recreation
- Slowing the worsening of near-sightedness for children and teenagers. See our orthokeratology page for information on how these specialty lenses are used in controlling myopia (near-sightedness).
- Can be used at any age
- Completely reversible and free of all the risks of refractive surgery