Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is also known as corneal reshaping therapy.
Ortho K is one form of myopia management that we offer at Westlake Hills Vision Center. It is a nonsurgical myopia treatment option that has been proven on nearly 2 million eyes around the world. Similar to a custom dental retainer worn overnight to correct teeth, Ortho K lenses work to gently reshape the cornea and correct vision while a patient sleeps.
It’s definitely amazing to be free of glasses without surgery. This treatment is only available for a small range of prescriptions. Generally for people with mild to moderate near-sightedness and only a slight amount of astigmatism.
In order to maintain clear vision a patient has to continue to sleep in the lenses indefinitely. After the initial insertion and removal training we check patients after 1 week, 1 month, and at 6 months. The lenses are replaced and refitted once a year.
Orthokeratology (Ortho K) has been shown to, on average, slow myopia by slightly less than 50%
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