ACHIEVE CLEAR VISION WITH ORTHO-K
Orthokeratology reshapes your cornea (the front part of your eyes) to achieve sharper and clearer vision. It uses specially-designed gas permeable molds that are custom-fit to the eye’s shape and amount of eye grade.
The external epithelial layer of the cornea produces new cells every day. When the ortho-k molds are worn during sleep, the newly formed epithelial cells follow the shape of the ortho-k molds.
Ortho-k provides clear vision without the need for eyeglasses and surgery.
With the appropriate gas permeable material, Ortho- K does not cause dry eyes.
Unlike LASIK where you may be prohibited from performing extreme sports, Ortho-K will not limit your physical activities.
Unlike eyeglasses, standard contact lenses, and LASIK, Ortho-k is the only proven method to control myopia progression and prevent myopia-related eye diseases like retinal detachment, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Ortho-k is safe for all ages. Depending on the
doctor's expertise, ortho-k can be used from very young patients to very elderly ones.
HOW IT WORKS
The external epithelial layer of the cornea produces new cells everyday. When the ortho-k molds are worn during sleep, the newly formed epithelial cells follow the shape of the ortho-k molds. The molds are removed upon waking up and clear vision is easily achieved without the need to undergo surgery, eyeglasses, or contact lenses.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM ORTHO-K?
Patients who are recommended for myopia control management due to juvenile myopia and degenerative myopia.
Pediatric patients who have juvenile or degenerative myopia are 6x more likely to suffer from retinal detachments, macular degeneration, and glaucoma in their adulthood. The risk for these eye diseases is directly proportional to the degree of nearsightedness and rate of progression. Unlike LASIK, eyeglasses, and standard contact lenses that only correct nearsightedness but cannot prevent myopia progression, Ortho-k corrects nearsightedness and controls its progression.
Patients who are required to have 20/20 vision in their line of work or those who enjoy extreme sports needing clear vision.
Adult patients who want to apply in the military, police, pilots, and fire department, are required to have 20/20 vision. When their vision is worse than 20/20, they can be recommended to undergo Ortho-K to quickly and non-surgically improve their vision.
Patients who are not comfortable wearing eyeglasses.
Some patients have very high eye grades or have very different eye grades between the two eyes. In these cases, eyeglasses intended to correct their vision may turn out to be uncomfortable and may cause headaches and nausea. Ortho-K can correct the vision of both eyes without causing headaches, nausea, and discomfort.
Patients who do not like wearing eyeglasses but experience dry eyes from contact lens use.
When a patient has dry eyes, they are not recommended to undergo LASIK or to use standard contact lenses since they are more at risk to corneal complications. However, this is not the case for Ortho-k. Ortho-k uses a highly gas-permeable material that allows oxygen to freely enter the cornea and does not put the eyes at risk for redness, hypoxia, and dry eyes.
Patients may not be qualified to undergo LASIK if they have thin corneas, dry eyes, and other corneal problems. In these cases, Ortho-K is the best choice for them.
Patients who do not like wearing eyeglasses but are not good candidates for LASIK.
Advance Accelerated Orthokeratology
It is an advanced method practiced by highly- experienced doctors who conduct Orthokeratology. It quickly reshapes the cornea and provides better visual outcomes than traditional Ortho-K. Results are evident within the first day of use.
Cost for ortho-k varies for different cases. If you are interested with ortho-k, we recommend you to undergo a consultation so that our doctor can conduct a comprehensive eye exam and determine how much ortho-k may cost for you.
Each eye care practitioner determines his or her own fees for orthokeratology, based in part on the doctor's level of expertise, the time required, and the cost for the lens material.
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