Dr. Jade’s optometrist office in Lloydminster offers orthokeratology also known as ortho-k. This process involves reshaping the eye using a specially-designed rigid gas permeable contact lens that is worn at night. Orthokeratology flattens the front surface of your eye, correcting mild and moderate amounts of nearsightedness and astigmatism. The process will allow you to see clearly without corrective eyewear during the day. However, the effect is temporary, and you will have to reapply the orthokeratology lenses at night to get you through a day or two of clear vision.
Am I a Candidate for Ortho-K?
Orthokeratology is often a good option for people suffering from nearsightedness, but are too young for LASIK surgery or for some other reason that keeps them from being a good candidate for vision correction surgery. People of any age with healthy eyes can try this method because the process can be discontinued at any time without permanent change to the eye.
This is a good option for those who play a lot of sports or work in dusty or dirty environments that make contact lens wear difficult.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Orthokeratology’s goal is to help correct your vision to 20/20 without you having to wear eyeglasses or contacts during the day. Successful procedures tend to be higher for individuals with mild prescriptions.