Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to wear contact lenses or glasses throughout the day, without having to undergo surgery?
What is Orthokeratology?
Orthokeratology, commonly known as Ortho-K, or Corneal Reshaping Therapy (CRT) involves gently reshaping the front surface of the eye (cornea) to correct your distance vision, which eliminates the need to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day.
An Ortho-K lens is a contact lens made specifically for you and is worn at night. The lens reshapes the cornea whilst you sleep so that when you wake up, you can remove the Ortho-K lens and you will be able to see clearly without the need for glasses or contact lenses. Your vision will remain clear throughout the day, giving you freedom from having to wear glasses or contact lenses.
Ortho-K aims to achieve clear distance vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses during waking hours. In some cases, reading glasses may still be required but this will generally depend on the age of the individual.
Who is suitable for Ortho-K?
- Anyone from the age of 10 to 70
- Primarily myopic (short sighted) individuals with a prescription between -0.75 to -5.00, with low levels of astigmatism.
I’m interested in trying Ortho-K – what’s the next step?
At Midwest Optical you will need to book in for an initial assessment appointment to assess suitability and provide you with further information. This appointment is provided free of charge.
To make an appointment for Orthokeratology assessment and treatment click here or phone Midwest Optical on (08) 99213445