Ortho-K is short for Orthokeratology and is a non-surgical procedure that reshapes the eye's curvature using contact lenses that are specially designed. This is a procedure that will take away the need for glasses and contact lenses by improving your vision. Your entire eye can be reshaped while you sleep. We can help answer any questions you may have here at Shippee Family Eye Care. We can help you at our Lancaster, St. Johnsbury, Littleton, or Montpelier locations.
Is There a Minimum Age Required to Have This Procedure Done?
There are no age restrictions in place by the FDA regarding age requirements for Ortho-K treatments. There have been patients as young as 9, that have successfully used this treatment to help with astigmatism. Children and teenagers involved in water or outdoor activities are also great candidates for Ortho-K lenses.
Can Anyone Wear CRT Lenses?
It is possible. However, our optometrists usually determine if Ortho-K is right for you. Patients with moderate to high nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even mid astigmatisms can successfully benefit from corneal reshaping. Our eye doctors can determine which treatment is best for you after a thorough eye exam is completed at our office.
If I suffer from Dry Eyes, Will I Be Able to Wear Ortho-K Lenses?
This is something that only our optometrists can determine. Some patients suffer from slightly dry eyes and do particularly fine with Ortho-K treatment. When you are sleeping, the loss of tears is completely minimized, giving dry eye patients benefits to better their vision without weakening the ocular surface. Ortho-K lenses are only worn while sleeping.
Can I Wear Ortho-K Lenses If I Have Astigmatism?
Ortho-K lenses are designed to treat mild to moderate cases of astigmatism. However, every patient should be carefully evaluated by our optometrists to determine the best course of treatment.
How Long Does It Take to See Improvements in Vision?
Improvements in vision are pretty rapid. Most patients see an improvement in their vision within several days of treatment. However, it takes anywhere between 10 and 14 days to achieve a complete improvement in your vision.
Is Ortho-K a Permanent Vision Treatment?
It only works for as long as you wear the lenses. Your vision will go back to its original state upon stopping treatment in just a few days.
Contact Us for Eye Care from Our Eye Doctors in Lancaster, Montpelier, Littleton, and St. Johnsbury
If you are interested in Ortho-K, call us here at Shippee Family Eye Care to schedule an appointment. Our team is dedicated to providing our patients the eye care they need for vision wellness. Our team is here to help at our Lancaster, Montpelier, Littleton, and St. Johnsbury locations.