20 Jun A Few Questions About Ortho-K Lenses
Among the many different vision therapies and treatments that we offer, Ortho-K is quickly becoming one of the most popular. Formally known as orthokeratology, which means reshaping the cornea, Ortho-K is a non-surgical treatment that can correct your vision through the use of comfortable, customized lenses that you can wear while you sleep. With over 17 years providing successful orthokeratology treatments, Dr. Brooks examines the procedure by answering a few common questions about Ortho-K lenses.
What do the lenses do?
The concept behind Ortho-K treatment is to correct the alignment of your corneas, which are the filters through which light passes before hitting your retinas. When the corneas are out of alignment, your sight can become blurry due to inaccurate light reflection. Because the cornea is highly elastic and resilient, Ortho-K lenses can successfully reshape the cornea to correct your vision.
What does Ortho-K treat?
The most common condition that Ortho-K lenses are recommended for is myopia, or nearsightedness. Instead of wearing contact lenses or glasses throughout the day, you can wear your Ortho-K lenses at night, allowing them to correct your vision while you sleep. The length of your treatment will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of your blurry vision.
How do I know if I’m a candidate?
Before recommending Ortho-K lenses, Dr. Brooks will perform a comprehensive eye examination to make sure that you’re a good candidate. Children often benefit most because their corneas are still highly malleable, though you may also benefit if you want to avoid LASIK surgery or live a particularly active lifestyle.
Find Out if You Can Benefit from Ortho-K
If you still have questions about Ortho-K treatment, then speak with Dr. Brooks during your next eye exam about whether or not you’d benefit from it. To learn more, or to schedule an eye exam, call Kirkwood Eye Center in Southlake, TX, today at (817) 416-2010.