The Benefits of Orthokeratology
At DeNovo Eye in McKinney, TX, we provide eye care for various conditions. Myopia control is a common request for patients at our office. Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, is a commonly used method of myopia control. Learn more about orthokeratology below.
Ortho-K is a set of specially designed, gas-permeable contact lenses worn while you sleep. The eyes gently reshape the corneas of your eyes safely and effectively. You'll be able to have normal vision during the day. Ortho-K is also a good option for patients with astigmatism and dry eyes. Many patients report to an eye doctor from our practice an improvement in their vision within a short time. However, you must continue to wear the lenses, or your vision will return to normal.
Who Can Get Orthokeratology?
Great candidates for ortho-k are younger children between the ages of eight and 12 with progressive myopia. Adults and teens may also benefit from the treatment depending on their prescription. We will complete a comprehensive eye exam to determine if ortho-k is a good option for your condition.
Benefits of Ortho-k
Ortho-k lenses are an excellent option for many reasons. First, some patients may not be god candidates for LASIK surgery, and you can achieve the same results with a safer alternative. Ortho-k is noninvasive and not known to have any long-term side effects compared to LASIK that, permanently alters the cornea. Also, ortho-k can last the entire day or even a second day without the need to wear corrective lenses or glasses.
It is a comfortable treatment since you are not required to wear the lenses during the day. Many patients do not even notice the lenses in their eyes. Ortho-k can help slow the progression of myopia, you may not need to get a stronger prescription for each visit, and Ortho-k is a flexible treatment. You can also discontinue the treatment at any time if you want to stop. We will discuss your goals with you during your follow-up exams.
Contact Us at DeNovo Eye in McKinney for Orthokeratology Treatment
We at DeNovo Eye in McKinney, TX, have the right optometrist to provide comprehensive eye care for the various issues you might need resolved. Myopia is a common condition that can interfere with your day-to-day life. We provide highly effective ortho-k treatment for our patients in the office. An eye doctor from our team is ready to examine you and provide you with options. Call us at (469) 317-2020 to book your appointment today. Or schedule your appointment online at www.denovoeye.com.