Though orthokeratology has been utilized by optometrists for decades, little is known of the treatment course that allows people with affected vision to be able to see clearly throughout the day, without the aid of contacts or glasses. By gently molding and reforming the eye’s cornea, the OrthoK lens helps restore wearers experience near perfect to perfect vision again.
An orthokeratology lens is worn at night and works much in the same manner as orthodontia. Just as braces help to adjust the placement of teeth within one’s mouth, OrthoK lenses work to adjust the cornea. As the front surface of the eye, the cornea works to focus the eye. When the cornea is malformed, various vision problems can develop and usually worsen over time. Those with nearsightedness, or myopia, are usually the best candidates for orthokeratology treatment. Most patients start to see improvement in their vision within 10 to 14 days and often experience 20/20 vision with the continued use of OrthoK lenses. The effects are not permanent however and not everybody is a candidate for these specialized lenses. It is a great alternative for those who are anxious about, or unable to undergo, Lasik surgery.
As the area’s top-rated local® optometrist in Clarkston, Premier Eyecare is one of just a few practitioners of orthokeratology in Troy and the surrounding areas. Dr. Jonathan Garretson has helped thousands of patients experience better vision through various treatments and procedures and specializes in orthokeratology. Schedule your consultative appointment to find out if you are a possible candidate for orthokeratology at 248-403-8725.