Your Ortho-K FAQs Answered

by Oct 20, 2020

Even though Orthokeratology (or Ortho-K) has been around for a long time, some people are still not fully aware of this method of eye treatment. Ortho-K is mostly done on farsighted and nearsighted people, as well as those who have astigmatism. If you want to know more about our ortho-K services, don’t hesitate to contact Perception Eyecare %20 Eyewear and we’ll accommodate you about your concerns. We’ve also answered some of the most frequently asked questions to help you out: 

Your Ortho-K FAQs Answered

How Long Has Ortho-K Correction Been Practiced?

The modern Orthokeratology that we’re familiar with today has been around since the 1940s. The treatment process was not always reliable as it would take a long time to treat. It used to be unreliable at times since it can compromise the healthy physiology of the eyes. But in the last 15 years, ortho-K has reached a safe and predictable level. This is made possible with technological advancements as well as oxygen permeable contact lens materials.

Can My Child Get Started Today?

It’s important to have your child or adolescent fully examined first by trusted eye doctors even if they’ve had a recent eye exam. They’ll assess several aspects of their eyes such as vision health and corneal shape to determine if their eyes are suitable. However, if they had a comprehensive eye exam in our eye care center in the last 12 months, then a corneal topography would only be needed as well as a short discussion on whether ortho-K is the best solution for your child’s eye condition.

Is Ortho-K Better Than Laser Vision Correction?

While laser vision correction is often the better option, the overall cost would be three times that of having ortho-K vision correction. Ortho-K treatment also is reversible, which means it won’t potentially worsen your dry eyes as much as laser correction. It can also be modified for patients reaching their mid-forties and who need help for their near vision (presbyopia), so they can still get a clear vision at all distances without a pair of glasses.

Be sure to check out Perception Eyecare %20 Eyewear for more information about our Ortho-K services. Just call us at [company_phone] or you can fill out our convenient online request form to get started!

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