Wouldn’t it be great if you can correct your shortsightedness and achieve good vision without spectacles or contact lens during day time – without even having to undergo LASIK or any kind of surgery?
It might sound unimaginable, but it’s a reality now. Introducing Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), also known as Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT). Ortho-K is a non-surgical procedure that uses a specialized contact lens to reshape the eye surface (cornea) at night, providing good vision at day time without the use of spectacles or contact lenses.
Besides that, Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is also the most successful method to slow down progression of shortsightedness (myopia) and to control it’s progression among children and teenagers.
how it works?
The eye surface or cornea, is the outermost transparent layer of the eye and functions as a light focusing mechanism for the eye to achieve clear vision. In the case of shortsightedness, it’s either the cornea possesses a steep curvature or the eye ball had elongated excessively, hence causing light to falsely focus in the eye.
With Orthokeratology (Ortho-K), the eye surface is gently reshaped by a specialized contact lens while you are asleep. The eye surface is then reshaped to a desired curvature that is clinically deemed suitable to correct the shortsightedness in the eye. After the eye surface is reshaped, you will be able to see clearly with your natural vision! Even after you remove the specialized contact lens when you wake up the next day!
However, Ortho-K’s effect on reshaping the eye surface and correcting power is temporary. The effect of the reshaped eye surface and corrected vision works best during day time of the waking hours, and might be slightly affected in the end of the day. The wearer will need to wear the specialized contact lens continuously on a prescribed schedule to maintain the reshaped eye surface and corrected vision.
ADVANTAGES OF ORTHO-K
- BEST WAY to slow down progression of shortsightedness among children.