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Ortho-K Basics By Our Lantana Optometrist

What is Ortho-K?

diagramAlso known as Orthokeratology, it’s a treatment for nearsightedness (also known as myopia) that involves special gas permeated contact lenses overnight. The lenses are designed to carefully reshape your corneas, clearing up your vision for the next day. This eliminates the need for any eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day. However, it’s only a temporary change, and you’ll need to wear your Ortho-K lenses on a nightly basis for the maximum effect.

Who is Ortho-K good for?

Because it can be discontinued at any time without any permanent changes to the eyes, any individual can try Ortho-K lenses regardless of age or status of vision. However, it is especially useful for children, or anyone else that cannot receive vision correction surgery. In addition, many athletes may find Ortho-K to be beneficial.

How much does Ortho-K cost at your Lantana, Florida eye clinic?

You still need a personal fitting from your eye doctor. Factoring this in, Ortho-K contact lenses carry a higher fee than regular contact lenses.

Is the Ortho-K you provide effective?

teen girlYes. Ortho-K is much more effective than more mild prescriptions. FDA trials concluded that over 65% of Ortho-K patients experienced 20/20 vision in the daytime. In addition, the same trials showed that the amount of Ortho-K patients that experienced 20/40 vision or more amounted to over 90% of all Ortho-K patients. Please note, though, that the change is not immediate, and it may take several weeks for the Ortho-K lenses to take effect. It is advisable that you have a pair of eyeglasses for many activities during this initial transition period.

How does Ortho-K feel?

Individuals do experience discomfort wearing gas permeable lenses during the day. However, as Ortho-K contact lenses are worn while sleeping, discomfort and awareness of the lenses in any sort is generally not an issue. If you experience any problems or severe pain with Ortho-K, consult our optometrist immediately.

Schedule an appointment for an Ortho-K evaluation

Protecting our Patients from Coronavirus

Steps our Practice is taking:

  • Any team member who is sick has been told to stay home.
  • We sanitize all equipment and patient contact surfaces after every use and again at the end of the day.
  • Our team members wash their hands after contact with each patient and throughout the course of the day.
  • We have sanitizing stations in our office.

To our Patients:

  • If you have recently traveled outside of the country, or have had close contact with someone who has, or if you have a fever, cough or other symptoms of acute respiratory distress, please call our office to reschedule your visit.
  • We do expect this to be an ongoing situation in our area for an extended period of time and do not want our patients to neglect their eye care needs during this time.
  • Please call us with any questions or concerns, and if you feel it is best for you or your family member to reschedule your appointment, feel free to do so.
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Please call us at 561-582-3383 and leave a message or email us at eyecare@eyecaredoctors.com