Optometrists at Family Focus Eyecare Specialize in Orthokeratology
Have you considered all options for correcting your own eyes and the eyes of your family?
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) or AOK lenses are an alternative to soft contact lenses and glasses. Ortho-K lenses are designed to reshape the cornea (the front surface of your eye) overnight. Similar to a retainer that corrects the alignment of your teeth, the reshaping from the contact lenses reduces and eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses during the day. While most Ortho-K lenses are worn every night, some patients will reach the point of stability where the lenses are only required every second or third night.
Both Dr. Ken Lypka and Dr. Devan Trischuk specialize in fitting Ortho-K lenses here at Family Focus Eyecare.
Who Are Good Candidates for Ortho-K Lenses?
Ortho-K lenses are a great option for children and teenagers whose myopia increases significantly each year.
Patients who want to be free of glasses but are too young for Lasik surgery might also be good candidates for Ortho-K lenses [All About Vision].
Adults can also use these lenses as an alternative to contact lenses and glasses, with the Ortho-K lenses acting as a retainer to maintain their current level of vision. Keep in mind, glasses may still be required for reading and other near tasks.
Is the Effect of Ortho-K Lenses Permanent?
The effect of Ortho-K treatment is temporary and reversible. Lens wear can be discontinued at any time.
With school back in session, Ortho-K lenses are a great alternative to consider for your children!
For more information regarding Ortho-K lenses, including the process and fees involved, contact our office today!