At Clear View Vision Care, we are dedicated to providing you the highest standard of eye care possible. This is why we continually look for ways to improve our eye care products and services, especially our vision correction options. Apart from eyeglasses and contact lenses, we also offer orthokeratology. Let your expert eye doctor answer frequently asked questions about this treatment method.
Q: What is Orthokeratology? How Does It Work?
Orthokeratology is a non-surgical way to manage refractive errors. It involves wearing ortho-k lenses as you sleep, which are specially engineered to gently restructure your cornea overnight. You may remove them upon waking up and enjoy the rest of the day with sharp eyesight without having to use your prescription eyewear.
Q: What Conditions Can It Manage?
Orthokeratology was initially developed to control myopia progression. Several studies show its effectiveness at stabilizing nearsightedness. That said, it is also shown to be effective at managing hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia, and astigmatism.
Q: Who Can Receive Ortho-K Services?
Orthokeratology is generally a safe vision-correction option for both kids and adults. It is especially effective at treating mild to moderate degrees of refractive errors. Those who have eye conditions that are incompatible with LASIK or other refractive procedures may also find it a good alternative. It works best on individuals with stable health. We may advise trying this method too if you have an active lifestyle or you are constantly in dusty or wet places.
Q: What is the Advantage of Ortho-K Over Other Options?
Ortho-k lets you enjoy a feeling of normalcy, since you won’t have to wear your prescription eyewear during the day. It may also reduce your dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses. After using the ortho-k lenses for just one night, you will experience sharper vision the next day as well. These effects are temporary, so you may still opt to undergo other refractive treatments in the future.
For premier eye care products and services, turn to Clear View Vision Care. Apart from ortho-k, we also offer vision therapy, optical eyewear, and more to help you achieve better visual acuity. Call us today at (520) 394-6111 or complete our form to request an appointment. We serve Tucson and the surrounding AZ areas.