December 31, 2020
Research reveals that myopia is a growing epidemic, especially among younger people. To help manage this condition, new technology in the form of orthokeratology or ortho-K was created. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, orthokeratology is an effective way to manage myopia. If you are interested in using ortho-K lenses, here’s what you should know about the benefits of orthokeratology.
There is growing interest in orthokeratology lenses. Nearsightedness affects many people. Most of them are apprehensive about getting surgery to correct their vision. With ortho-K lenses, you don’t need to consider an invasive procedure anymore. You simply need to wear them while you sleep at night.
All you need to do is wear your orthokeratology lenses while you sleep. You don’t need to do so while you go about your activities and duties during long waking hours.
Makers of ortho-K lenses use precision technology to map out the dimensions for each lens. This ensures that the lenses will fit the wearer properly. The lenses are created according to the patient’s measurements. That is why they are reliable and comfortable.
You don’t have to think about putting on and stress about corrective eyewear during the day with ortho-K lenses. These specialized lenses can reshape your cornea while you sleep. As you get 8-9 hours of rest, your ortho-K lenses correct your refraction issues. When you wake up, you see more clearly without contacts or glasses. Knowing that your lenses are waiting on your bedside table removes any worry that you might have dropped or left them somewhere.
Children with myopia often complain about wearing prescription contacts or eyeglasses during the day. At the same time, parents tend to worry that their children might lose their corrective eyewear during classes or a field trip. If your child uses orthokeratology lenses at night, all you need to do is to make sure that your child takes the lenses off in the morning.
Research shows that the latest technology has transformed ortho-K lenses. These custom lenses can already remedy astigmatism, presbyopia, and farsightedness.
Ortho-K lenses are not only effective in slowing down myopia but also an advantage for people who find it uncomfortable, unsafe, and inconvenient to wear eyeglasses and contacts. If you play sports, wearing glasses, contacts, or even goggles will limit your movements. They may even fall out or break on your face. With ortho-K lenses, you are free to do what you need to do during the day with clear vision. You just need to wear these lenses for a certain period at night.
Orthokeratology lenses are indispensable when it comes to managing myopia and other eye conditions. At Modern iCare Optometry, we make sure that our patients are comfortable and happy with their corrective eyewear and treatments. Please visit our clinic in Palm Desert, California, for an in-person consultation. You can also call us at (760) 674-7272. We can help you schedule your appointment or answer your questions about our orthokeratology packages.