If you have a refractive error, you probably wear contact lenses or eyeglasses most of the time. While these are effective vision correction options, there’s an alternative that you might find more convenient and comfortable: orthokeratology (ortho-k). Read on as your eye-care specialist explains how you can achieve improved vision overnight with ortho-k.
The Correction Process
Also referred to as corneal refractive therapy (CRT), ortho-k involves wearing special, gas-permeable lenses while sleeping. These lenses are designed to gently (and temporarily) reshape your cornea overnight, eliminating or at least reducing the structural infirmities causing your vision problem. You may remove the ortho-k lenses as soon as you wake up and immediately enjoy sharper vision without having to use other corrective eyewear.
Is Ortho-K Right for You?
Your eye doctor may recommend ortho-k if you have mild to moderate degrees of myopia or nearsightedness. It’s a great alternative to LASIK and other refractive surgeries too. If you are an athlete or work in a dusty or humid environment, you may want to consider ortho-k.
The best thing about ortho-k is you can enjoy the sharper eyesight after just one night of wearing the corneal molds. This vision improves with each and every wear until you are fully corrected, and can go throughout the day without wearing glasses or contacts. With ortho-k, you can enjoy naturally sharp vision, a feeling of normalcy and the freedom to finish your daily tasks and enjoy your hobbies comfortably.
Your optometrist also emphasizes that ortho-k is associated with a lower risk of developing ocular deviations. The corneal reshaping effects are temporary, which means you can still choose to undergo LASIK or other refractive surgeries in the future.
Call us today at (208) 214-5080 or complete our form to schedule an appointment and learn more about orthokeratology. We serve Boise, Eagle and nearby Idaho areas.