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Orthokeratology, or Ortho-k, is a non-invasive and non-surgical method of reshaping your cornea to correct nearsightedness, resulting in normal vision without wearing eyeglasses or daytime contact lenses. Prosper Eye Gallery in Prosper, TX, offers Ortho-k lenses to help you achieve daytime visual clarity and comfort. Learn more about orthokeratology and how it can benefit you below.


How Orthokeratology Works

Your corneas are the clear and rounded areas at the front of your eyes. Light passes through the cornea before falling on the retina at the back of the eye. The shape of the retina primarily determines whether the light hitting the retina is in focus or not. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and other refractive errors result from irregularities in the retina’s shape.

The Ortho-k process involves custom-fitted contact lenses, usually worn while sleeping, that function like braces for the eyes by gently reshaping the cornea to allow for normal vision. Doing this gives you daytime vision correction without requiring eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, orthokeratology’s results are temporary. Ortho-k lenses do not permanently correct nearsightedness, so you must continue wearing these lenses to maintain vision correction. Your optometrist can tell you how frequently you should wear Ortho-k lenses to achieve your desired results.

Will Orthokeratology Work for Me?

While Ortho-k lenses are most often used for nearsightedness, these lenses also work for other refractive vision errors. However, severe refractive vision errors may require stronger prescriptions or laser eye surgery. You must also have healthy eyes and good tear production since certain eye conditions and dry eyes make wearing Ortho-k lenses challenging and uncomfortable. The best candidates for orthokeratology include children between the ages of eight and 18, adults with mild to moderate nearsightedness, and people who do not want to wear corrective lenses or undergo surgery.

How Do I Get Ortho-K Lenses?

The Ortho-k process starts with an eye exam to ensure your eyes are healthy enough for contact lenses. Your optometrist will use a corneal topographer to reflect light off your eyes and map your corneas. Doing this helps your optometrist design several custom lenses to reshape your cornea while you sleep. You wear these lenses nightly or as instructed by your optometrist once your corneas reach their target shape.

Get Ortho-K Lenses Today at Prosper Eye Gallery in Prosper, TX

If you want to experience daytime visual clarity without wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, consider Ortho-k lenses from Prosper Eye Gallery in Prosper, TX. We can determine if you are a good candidate for orthokeratology and prescribe lenses to help you see clearly and comfortably during the daytime. Call us and schedule an eye exam at (214) 305-4020 to experience the benefits of Ortho-k today.

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