Corneal Refractive Therapy At Eye Site Vision Center
Our optometrist at Eye Site Vision Center in Boca Raton offers corneal refractive therapy, also call Ortho-K and orthokeratology, for the correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatisms, and presbyopia. These hard contact lenses work well for individuals who don’t want to wear vision correction during the day.
Ortho-K and Your Eyes
Ortho-K is a relatively new way to correct refractive errors with therapeutic contact lenses. These gas permeable lenses are worn at night. While you sleep, the snug fit and custom shape gently corrects the curvature of your cornea so that light is reflected correctly on the back of your eyes. Ortho-K does not involve surgery, and it is completely reversible. If you decide you do not want to wear your orthokeratology lenses, all you have to do is stop wearing them. However, you will need another type of vision correction, like glasses or soft contacts.
Refractive Errors Treated with Orthokeratology
Orthokeratology is an effective treatment for many types of refractive errors.
- Mild to Moderate Astigmatism
Benefits of Ortho-K
- Non-surgical Vision Correction
- No Need to Wear Glasses or Contacts During the Day
- Great for Individuals Who Don’t Qualify or Don’t Want LASIK
- Helps Slow the Progression of Nearsightedness in Children
Services Offered by Our Optometrist
Our Optometrist offers corneal refractive therapy, comprehensive eye exams, contact lens exams and exams for glasses. He also performs exams for hard-to-fit contact lenses, and he can perform all of your pre and post-operative care for LASIK surgery.
If you would like to see if orthokeratology lenses would help you, schedule a contact lens exam. If it has been a while since your last exam, we recommend a comprehensive examination along with your contact lens fitting.
To schedule, an appointment for an eye exam contact us. We also have locations in Lighthouse Point and Coral Springs.
What is your preferred method of vision correction?