If you have myopia and want to go through your daily routine without glasses or contacts, talk to our optometrist at The Eye Doctors in Havertown. With orthokeratology, you could be able to see clearly during the day by wearing corrective contacts at night. With a professional fitting of your Ortho-K lenses, you can set aside your eyeglasses or contacts during the day.
What Is Orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-K, is a process that helps to correct myopia daily. Myopia, or nearsightedness, happens because your eyes have a shape that prevents light from properly focusing on the retina. The cornea has a shape that is too pointed to allow light to shine directly at the retina. When light does not focus on the correct place at the back of the eye, you have blurry vision.
An optometrist corrects your vision by prescribing eyeglasses or contacts to change the angle of the focus of light. However, an alternative is Ortho-K, which alters the shape of your cornea to change the light focus angle.
With Ortho-K, you wear special contact lenses at night to painlessly push your eyes into a form that properly focuses light. With a flattened cornea, you correct your myopia for several hours after wearing the contacts. You will need to wear the lenses every night for at least two weeks to get the greatest vision-correcting benefits.
Optometrist Exam for Ortho-K
You must schedule an appointment with an optometrist for the fitting of the special cornea-flattening Ortho-K lenses. To ensure that you get the best correction for your vision from your Ortho-K lenses, you will need a comprehensive eye exam that includes mapping the cornea. The correct shape of the lens is critical for reforming your cornea to see properly after you remove the contacts.
If you have any questions about how often to use your specialty Ortho-K lenses or precautions you must take, feel free to address your concerns with the optometrist during your appointment.
Find an Orthokeratology Specialist in Havertown
Not every eye doctor offers orthokeratology. In fact, an optometrist needs special training to be able to fit patients with these lenses. If you live in Havertown, call us at The Eye Doctors, for your Ortho-K exam and lenses. Set up an appointment by calling us at (610) 449-5051 or using our contact form. You do not have to be limited to eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day. Choose Ortho-K to free yourself from these while you work or play.