We’ll get your vision in great shape with Ortho-K, in Troy, Enterprise, Luverne, and Ozark!
What is orthokeratology?
Commonly known as ortho-k, this process is a revolutionary method for giving crisp and clear vision without wearing eyeglasses or contacts during the day. Even if you’ve worn prescription eyewear for years, ortho-k will allow you to leave your eyeglasses at home and still enjoy quality vision throughout the day.
No magic or surgical procedure is involved - just a gentle reshaping of your cornea that occurs while you’re deep in sleep. Upon awakening, you’ll see for yourself that ortho-k is really a dream come true!
Are you interested in learning more about vision shaping with ortho-k? Contact us at Family Eye Center, located in Luverne, Enterprise, Troy, and Ozark AL. Our professional eye doctors are skilled and experienced at fitting patients with these popular lenses, and we’ll be happy to meet with you to discuss whether vision shaping is a good option for you.
How does orthokeratology work?
Specialized gas permeable contact lenses are inserted prior to bedtime and worn while you sleep. During your dozing hours, the lenses act to gently reshape your cornea and correct refractive error. This will temporarily resolve your myopia (nearsightedness) for approximately one to two days, which is why the lenses must be worn every night.
Does ortho-k have any side effects?
In the beginning, you may be bothered by halos around lights or glare, yet these minor side effects usually disappear within a few weeks. As for discomfort, many people worry that ortho-k lenses will be uncomfortable, since they are hard, gas permeable contacts. Yet ortho-k lenses are worn while sleeping and most people don’t even sense that they’re there! Vision shaping is a painless process.