Despite advancements in orthokeratology (ortho-K), some patients still have concerns about this treatment method. Today, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic, your local eye doctor, discusses three common misconceptions about orthokeratology.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Myth 1: Ortho-K Puts Pressure on the CorneaOriginally, ortho-K did involve applying pressure to the cornea to reshape it. However, this practice is no longer part of the treatment. Modern ortho-K treatment involves hydraulic forces beneath the contact lens that gently reshape the cornea. This is completely safe since the hydraulic forces mainly consist of natural fluids already found in your eyes.Myth 2: Ortho-K Isn’t Worth the Trouble Since It’s Not a Permanent SolutionIt’s true that the vision correction provided by ortho-K is only temporary. However, many patients still find ortho-k a worthwhile option since it’s non-invasive and allows you to go about your day without wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. That said, if you’re considering ortho-K, make sure that you have the right expectations for the treatment. Talk to your eye doctor about the pros and cons. This will help you and your doctor decide whether it’s a good solution for you.Myth 3: Ortho-K Fittings Are ComplicatedOrtho-K fittings do take more time than regular contact lens fittings. However, the process isn’t as complicated as you probably think. Eye care professionals typically use a wavefront device to create an accurate representation of the surface of your eyes, which they use to ensure the right fit for your ortho-K lenses.If you’re looking for a reputable eye doctor, Alderwood Optical & Canyon Park Vision Clinic can provide a range of quality eye care services. Call us at (425) 485-0430 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment. We serve patients in Redmond and Kirkland, WA.
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