One of the newest treatment options for myopia or nearsightedness is orthokeratology, or more popularly known as ortho-k. It is also used to treat other refractive eye conditions.[Read more…]
Is Ortho-K a Viable Option for Active Children?
Children who lead an active lifestyle might find wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses uncomfortable. Orthokeratology (ortho-K) is a popular alternative to eyeglasses and contact lenses, but is it a viable option for your child? Alderwood Optical, the premier eye doctor in the area, sheds light on this question below.
Is Ortho-K Right for My Child?
Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, involves the use of specially designed contact lenses that temporarily reshape the contour of the cornea to reduce nearsightedness or myopia. It’s often recommended for low to mild nearsightedness and can be used to treat children as young as eight to 12 years old.[Read more…]
Your First Week With Ortho-K Lenses
If your optometrist has recommended orthokeratology for you, there are a few things you need to expect. Orthokeratology, or Ortho-k, is a fairly new procedure meant to correct myopia and other vision problems. They are perfectly safe for children as well, which is why most patients that need it start the procedure in their adolescent years.[Read more…]
Busting Common Orthokeratology Myths
Despite advancements in orthokeratology, some patients still express a little apprehension about the procedure involved. It can’t be denied that orthokeratology wasn’t as refined as it is now when it was first introduced in the 1960s. However, experts have come a long way to further develop the treatment and ensure its safety and reliability.
Enhancing Your Vision Through Orthokeratology
Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k is a non-invasive vision correction method that doesn’t rely on traditional eyeglasses or contact lenses. With this revolutionary non-surgical procedure, you’ll enjoy clear, sharp, natural vision throughout the day.