Ortho-K (short for orthokeratology) is a nonsurgical procedure using specially designed lenses to gently reshape the curvature of the eye while you sleep to improve vision. Ideal candidates are patients who do not want to wear contact lenses during the day and children who are beginning to be nearsighted. 20/20 vision can be restored in as little as one day to one month depending on severity. Ortho-K is a less expensive and an alternative to surgical vision correction.
Myopia (nearsightedness) is a progressive disease affecting 1.6 billion children and adults worldwide and the percentage of Americans affected by this disease has increased over the last 30 years. Myopia can also place children at risk for eye diseases like retinal detachments and glaucoma as they reach adulthood. In recent studies, OrthoK has been shown to slow down the progression of myopia. The studies also indicated that wearing glasses or contact lenses in nearsighted children makes the nearsightedness progress more rapidly.
For more information, read the Ortho-K resources below or make an appointment with Dr. Rudd.
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I’ve had Ortho-K lenses for a year and a half and I love being able to sleep in them at night and see 20/20 during the day.
– Michelle, Ortho-K Patient
After trying the Ortho K lenses, I have experienced great improvement in my eyesight. It’s amazing! At first, I could hardly believe the change.
– Anna, Ortho-K Patient
I would definitely recommend Ortho K lenses to anybody who has glasses or contact lenses. They are Amazing! And worth it.
– Eden, Ortho-K Patient
The increased Freedom of not wearing contacts or glasses is great. I love that it is working while I sleep. I feel so productive; if only I could loose weight while I sleep.
– Nicole, Ortho-K Patient
I’ve always loved sports: running, wrestling, and martial arts. Glasses and contacts always got in the way. I got Ortho-K and after about 3 days I could see 20/20 and it’s just the greatest thing ever.
– Joe, Ortho-K Patient