Based on genetic and environmental factors, what if your child’s myopia could increase to 8 Diopters? What if there was a safe and effective way to prevent this progression, so that instead, your child maintains 4-5 Diopters of myopia throughout his/her lifetime. Would this be worthwhile? Yes! Studies show that high myopes are at risk for retinal detachment, as well as glaucoma.
Ortho-keratology, is a safe, non-surgical and reversible process that uses special rigid gas permeable contact lenses to gently reshape the surface of your eye during sleep. Contact lenses are taken out in the morning, providing clear vision during the day. This eye-reshaping is similar to what happens in LASIK, but there is no surgery. The effect is temporary, so lenses must be worn during sleep each night.
Ortho-keratology can be an ideal vision correction method for active children, especially those involved in sports, or children who are genetically prone to having their nearsightedness progress year after year. It’s also well suited to many adults whose careers or hobbies aren’t conducive to wearing glasses or contact lenses.
For children and adults who have stopped wearing daytime soft contact lenses due to lens discomfort, ortho-keratology can provide a healthier alternative and provide clear vision during the day.