Ortho-K myopia control is a revolutionary non-surgical procedure that eliminates the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses and is a great alternative to LASIK for those who want to avoid surgery. The process works by gently improving your vision while you sleep using specially designed lenses. Lenses are worn overnight and results last for a day or two; however, for best results, we recommend wearing your lenses every night. Before you go to bed, apply your lenses, and remove them in the morning for clear, sharp, and natural vision during your waking hours.
In addition to providing you with clearer vision, Ortho- K myopia control slows the progression of myopia in children. The number of children that are becoming myopic (nearsighted) is increasing exponentially and is expected to impair about 50% of the world’s population by the year 2020. This increase is associated with children spending more time studying, reading, and using the computer rather than spending time outdoors.
Here at Mountain View Eye, we take extensive measures to slow the progression of myopia. During your appointment, we will take full scans of the front of your eyes (corneas), you’ll receive a full, detailed consultation with the doctor, and a tutorial on insertion and removal of your lenses. Through Ortho-K myopia control, we strive to give our patients clearer vision for a clearer life.
For more information on Ortho-K myopia control, please don’t hesitate to call us today at (814) 946-3937!