Shortsightedness Control (Orthokeratology)

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is a non-surgical therapy using specially designed gas-permeable contact lenses, normally worn only at night, to improve vision through reshaping of the cornea. It is convenient for people as an alternative for daytime contact lenses or eyeglasses.

Recent researches indicated that children using Ortho-K lens can slow down the progression of shortsightedness by 50% when compared to children who wear spectacle. Besides children wanting to slow down profession of myopia, people of any age who have low to moderate amounts shortsightedness or astigmatism could use Ortho-K as alternative for daytime contact lenses or spectacle wear. Participants must be prepared to cooperate with Optometrist for follow up examinations.

Safe and Reversible procedure arpproved by the FDA in2002. All potential complications are minimized with strict adherence to proper wearing schedules and lens maintenance.

Am I a good Ortho-k Candidate?

  • Mild to moderate myopia (-0.75 to –5.00D)
  • Mild hyperopes, upto +3.00D
  • Presbyopes – monovision corrections
  • Active individuals or those with occupational demands not suited to standard RGP or disposable contact lenses.
  • Lose their contacts easily, or suffer from allergies from some contact lenses.
  • Have considered refractive surgery because of the freedom it provides, but are worried about the risks
  • Have difficulty with dry eyes from air conditioning, computer use or dusty environments
  • Find soft contact lenses do not fulfil the comfort demands their lifestyle places on their eyes

Do not hesitate to contact our optometrists for professional advices and make appointment for comprehensive eye examination and fitting assessments.