Imagine being able to enjoy the benefits of clear, crisp vision throughout the day without having to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Believe it or not, thanks to advances in optical technology, many people affected by refractive errors can eliminate the need for corrective lenses during their waking and daytime hours by wearing specially designed contact lenses just at night.
With overnight vision correction or corneal reshaping, specially designed, rigid gas-permeable contact lenses placed at bedtime gently mold and reshape the front surface of the eyes. This reshaping allows incoming light throughout the day to better focus on the retina and produce clearer images.
Ortho-K provides a safe and therapeutic option for vision correction in children, teens, and adults. Furthermore, treatment with Ortho-K can help manage myopic progression in children. And while its commonly used to address mild to moderate myopia (nearsightedness), other types of refractive errors can also get treated with Ortho-K.
Ortho-K offers an effective, non-surgical alternative to refractive surgeries for individuals who, because of their youth or issues involving the health of their eyes, are not candidates for those procedures. It is also a good choice for people who are active in certain sports or have jobs in environments where wearing contact lenses can be more difficult.
Besides being non-invasive and suitable for patients of all ages, treatment with Ortho-K is entirely reversible. This feature means that Ortho-K can be discontinued at any time without any permanent changes to your eyes, leaving you free to explore wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses during the day or having a LASIK procedure.
If you are a candidate for Ortho-K, a special fitting procedure to measure the curvatures of your corneas is required. This quick and painless process accurately maps the landscape of your corneas. By precisely fitting lenses to reshape the cornea, maximum vision correction can be achieved. In some cases, it may require more than one set of lenses to reach the desired prescription.
As your trusted partner in care, Dr. Paternoster welcomes the opportunity to discuss your vision care needs and recommend the best solutions to protect your eye health and enjoy better vision.
At our state-of-the-art optometry practice, our mission is to preserve, restore and enhance the vision of every member of your family. We are committed to providing compassionate and personalized eyecare.