Contact Lenses Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology is the use of specially designed contact lenses to eliminate low to medium levels of myopia. It is used in both adults and children as young as age 10. These lenses are used at night during sleep hours and they act by gently reshaping the cornea to eliminate the existing myopia. This means the patient has complete freedom from glasses or conventional contact lenses during the day. It also helps slow or stop the progression of myopia in children.

The ophthalmologist will first take a map of the patient's cornea using the corneal topographer.

This is painless and takes only seconds. With the results the doctor is able to customize a lens that fits exactly to the patient's eye and eliminates the myopia correctly. Once the patient receives the lenses they will be trained on appropriate use and care and will be followed very closely over the year to ensure success. Most levels of myopia can be eliminated within 1-6 weeks.