At BayState Eye Center, we offer Orthokeratology. These are contact lenses worn during sleep that gently reshape the cornea to correct vision. When you wake up in the morning, remove the contact lenses. The reshaping that happened overnight provides clear vision all day, which eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Orthokeratology has proven to slow the progression of myopia by up to 50%. Even better, some patients do not progress once treatments have started. Ortho-K can also correct hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. It’s also a good option for people who already wear soft contact lenses who experience discomfort due to allergies, dry eyes, or a dusty work environment. People who are active also enjoy the freedom from glasses, contact lenses, and sports goggles.
If you’d like more information about how Orthokeratology can help you see better, check out our blog here.
Studies reveal using Ortho-K can dramatically slow progression of myopia, and even stop it all together, in some patients.
YOU’LL SEE THE DIFFERENCE:
Patients who choose to use Ortho-K will notice a dramatic improvement after the first night of wearing the specially designed contact lenses. However, it can take a couple weeks to experience the benefits of a full correction. Once corrected, most people will need to wear the contact lenses every night to keep clear vision.
As mentioned, Ortho-K can help slow the progression of myopia.Dr. Lambert and Dr. Rached specialize in myopia control. So don’t hesitate to schedule a myopia evaluation with them, for you or your child.
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