Orthokeratology, better known as ortho-k, describes the process of wearing specialized contacts while asleep. These lenses gently reshape your cornea and correct refractive error. Ortho-k lenses are removed upon awakening, yet the effects of these Corneal Refractive therapies (CRT) lenses last a few days. During that time you’ll enjoy crisp vision with no eyewear during the daytime hours! CRT lenses offer a convenient, revolutionary way to achieve crystal-clear eyesight with no eyewear or surgery.
Ortho-k is also used successfully for myopia control. If pediatric eye exams lead to a higher vision prescription for your child every year, our eye doctor may advise ortho-k. Safe for kids, many studies have shown that ortho-k can successfully slow or stop the progression of nearsightedness in children.
Ortho K contact lenses have the additional benefit of being a great options for people who work in jobs that contacts or glasses can be a hazard but require clear vision. Examples of jobs that benefit from Ortho K contacts are; police and firemen, construction workers, and sports players.