What is “Orthokeratology”?
Orthokeratology is a revolutionary non-surgical procedure which can eliminate the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses for clear vision! It improves your vision by gently “reshaping” your eye while you sleep applying specially designed contact lenses. As long as you apply the specially designed lenses into your eyes at bedtime, you will have clear and sharp natural vision when you awake!
How does “Orthokeratology” work?
When a person cannot see clearly, it is often because their eye is too long (myopia), too short (hyperopia), or the surface (i.e. cornea) is misshaped (astigmatism). Images therefore fail to focus on the nerve layer (retina) and this causes blurred vision.
Traditionally, we will apply “compensating” lens – in the form or spectacle glasses or contact lenses – to refocus the image again. However, orthokeratology lenses apply the force to “reshape” your front surface of the eye whilst you sleep. When you wake up, your “reshaped” & “corrected” eyes will be able to focus the image sharply and clearly without wearing any glasses or contact lenses.
Who can be benefit from “Orthokeratology”?
In general, if you need to wear glasses or contact lenses for clear vision in day time, orthokeratology would be beneficial for you – whether it is because of your eyes are too long (myopia), too short (hyperopia) or oval/irregular shaped surface (astigmatism).
How long does “Orthokeratology” take?
It depends on your prescription and corneal condition. In general, it takes from one day to 2 weeks to achieve excellent vision if your cornea has no pre-existing pathology. For oval/irregular shaped or post-surgically altered cornea, it may take up to 4 weeks in order to have a consistent result to rehabilitate your cornea and restore your vision to be clear. Contact our professionally trained orthokeratologist or staff today for more information!
Is "Orthokeratology" safe?
Orthokeratology is a safe and reversible procedure. In 2002, it was approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, just like with any other contact lens wear, there is a small risk of infection for orthokeratology. This risk can be greatly minimised by following an appropriate lens care system. Please discuss with your optometrist or medical practitioner if you are unsure about your lens cleaning system.