What You Should Know About Ortho-K

Ortho-K From Your Manchester Optometrist

People just like you are going to sleep wearing special contacts and waking up seeing clearly without the aid of glasses or daytime contacts. This life-changing overnight vision correction is available from your optometrist in Manchester CT through Orthokeratology.

How Your Eye Doctor Uses Ortho-K

Orthokeratology, commonly known as Ortho-K, is a non-surgical treatment using a specific type of gas permeable contact lenses to change the curvature of the cornea for clearer vision. Your eye doctor uses Ortho-K to alter the way light is focused on the retina to temporarily correct eye sight. After a thorough exam to ensure the health of the eyes as well as the proper fit and prescription, Ortho-K contact lenses are created for overnight use. The lenses only correct vision for the next day or few days, so lenses should be worn every night. Depending on the prescription, you can expect clear vision in as little as two nights of wear, or in some cases, after two weeks.

Who Benefits from Orthokeratology Corneal Refractive Therapy

Our eye doctor office offers a state-of-the-art type of Orthokeratology called corneal refractive therapy to treat adults and children with near-nearsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia, otherwise known as blurred vision. For most patients with mild to moderate myopia (near-nearsightedness), corneal refractive therapy can achieve results of 20/20 vision or at least 20/40 vision, which is generally considered acceptable for driving without the need for prescription lenses. Because the contact lenses are safe, gentle and pose minimal risk, they are a great choice if you cannot have LASIK because of age, dry eye or other factors.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Manchester, CT Optometrist

Ortho-K is literally changing the way people see overnight. If you would like to ditch your glasses or daytime contacts, give us a call today! Appointments for services at Prudhomme Vision, your optometrist in Manchester CT, are available seven days a week. Our eye doctor team also treats computer vision, sports vision, glaucoma and more.

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