Are you tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses every day? Do you wish there was a more natural way to improve your vision without surgery? Then you may want to consider orthokeratology. It’s a non-invasive, comfortable way to achieve clear vision without the need for surgery. In this blog, we’ll cover everything you need to know about orthokeratology, including its benefits, how it works, and who should consider it. 

What is orthokeratology? 

Orthokeratology, also known as ortho-k, is a nonsurgical method for correcting vision problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It involves wearing custom-designed contact lenses while you sleep. These lenses gently reshape your cornea, allowing light to focus correctly on the retina. You can remove the lenses in the morning and enjoy clear vision all day without any contacts or glasses. 

Benefits of orthokeratology 

One of the biggest advantages of orthokeratology is that it offers an alternative to glasses, contacts, and laser eye surgery. Many people prefer not to wear glasses or contact lenses during the day, and with ortho-k, that’s possible.  

Ortho-k can also slow down myopia progression in kids and young adults, so they won’t need stronger prescriptions as they get older. Additionally, ortho-k is reversible. If you decide you don’t want to use the treatment anymore, you can just stop wearing the lenses, and your vision will gradually go back to how it was before. 

Who should consider orthokeratology?  

The great thing about ortho-k is that it’s suitable for a wide range of patients, including adults, children, and those with mild to moderate vision problems. If you’re someone who’s always on the go and doesn’t want to deal with the hassle of wearing glasses or contact lenses during the day, or if you’re looking for a non-invasive alternative to LASIK, ortho-k could be an excellent choice for you. Additionally, if you have a job or hobby that requires good vision, such as a pilot or athlete, ortho-k can give you the vision you need to perform at your best.  

Orthokeratology is a safe, non-invasive solution to vision problems. It offers a range of benefits for people who don’t want to wear glasses or contacts during the day. If you’re interested in learning more about orthokeratology and if it’s right for you, schedule an appointment with us today in Coral Gables or Palmetto Bay, Florida!