Ortho-K for Adults
Initially, Orthokeratology attracted the interest of adults who wanted to enter certain careers such as pilots, police officers and the military.
Many adults simply want to be able to see more clearly, both for distance and for near. Some people want to be able to see unencumbered by eyeglasses or daytime contact lenses.
Soft lenses can feel dry after several hours of wear, particularly for individuals that spend considerable time on computer.
Ortho-K is particularly appealing for people who work in dusty, dirty environments that can make contact lens wear difficult.
Others want to be able to play sports such as skiing, tennis or baseball without having to wear eyeglasses.
Many people don't want to take the risks associated with LASIK or are not good candidates for LASIK because their corneas are thin or they have large pupils.