Orthokeratology Done at Insight Vision Center Optometry

Do you think you can just sleep your way to excellent vision? At Insight Vision Center Optometry, we certainly think so!

Our orthokeratology program is a revolutionary system that will correct your vision overnight while you sleep, so that during the day you can see clearly without having to wear glasses, contacts or go through laser eye surgery.

It is safe for kids, and has also shown to help slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness). So for parents that have thick glasses and don’t want your kids to grow up the same, this is a great solution for your family. For you hiking enthusiasts, swimmers, or hardcore video game players this is really an ideal solution for you. Orthokeratology is also referred to as corneal reshaping technology.

How Orthokeratology Works

Specially designed vision retainer lenses are worn overnight and work by gently and gradually reshaping the front surface of the eye (called the cornea).  It’s similar to how a dental retainer from your orthodontist works to straighten your teeth.  When you wake up, although you remove the retainer lenses, your eyes will still hold that same shape throughout the day resulting in clear vision without having to wear glasses or contacts. Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is successful in correcting nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), or astigmatism up to a certain amount.

Does Orthokeratology Work on All Prescriptions?

The procedure works best on mild to medium amount of myopia (nearsightedness) and/or astigmatism. Higher prescriptions usually take longer to treat but can still be done. Usually, the earlier we perform orthokeratology on a patient the better results we will get.  Hyperopia (farsightedness) can also be treated, but is most successful in mild prescriptions. There is no age limit for orthokeratology, however we get faster results in children because they have “softer” corneas than adults.  Some of our patients can even ditch their bifocals or reading glasses after this treatment despite having presbyopia.

What is Myopia Control and how does Orthokeratology help?

Myopia means “nearsightedness”, when a person can only see up close but can’t see far away without glasses/contacts.  Because of the mechanics of the eye and how it changes over time, myopia tends to progress with age and can rapidly change from year to year in a growing child.  That is very dangerous to the health of the eye and the chances of blindness increases the higher your myopia progresses. There is a hereditary component to myopia as well, hence it is not uncommon that parents who have high glasses prescriptions may have children susceptible to having high prescriptions as well.  Orthokeratology is a great solution for these children because it has shown to slow the progression of myopia, preventing them from having as high prescriptions like their parents.  By reshaping the eye, the vision retainer contact lenses help to hold the prescription steady as the child grows.  To learn more about research being done click here for the SMART study

Complimentary Orthokeratology Consultations

Want to know if orthokeratology is right for you?  We offer a complimentary consultation that includes a wavefront corneal map to assess the curvature of your eye and an examination of the health of your cornea.  Based upon your eye prescription and corneal curvature, we will be able to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Ortho-K! Click here to schedule your complimentary consultation now!

 

Orthokeratology Patient Testimonials

 

My life is so much better. I don’t have to search around my room like a blind bat looking for my glasses. Being able to put on a pair of nonprescription sunglasses is so convenient!

We were worried about how fast her vision had changed over the last 12 months. We researched online what to do about it and found orthokeratology. We read mixed reviews but after our initial consult with Dr. Mai we were put at ease. Jasmine is really happy she can play her sports without glasses now.

 

Ethan loves not having to rely on his glasses. “It was very easy putting them in and out. I don’t have to worry about losing my glasses anymore!”