Ortho-K Lenses From you Optometrist In Ardmore
Orthokeratology (corneal refractive therapy) allows people with refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism) to see well enough during the day so they do not have to wear contacts or glasses. By wearing gas permeable contact lenses while you sleep, your cornea is temporarily reshaped to enhance focusing of incoming light on the retina. Ardmore Premier Eyecare is excited to offer Ortho-K in Ardmore and encourage people interested in learning more about this technology to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Parker today.
About Ortho-K Contact Lenses
By inducing hydrostatic pressure within the tear film separating the lens from your eye, Ortho-K lenses encourage cells comprising the surface of the cornea to rearrange themselves naturally. This gentle but effective corneal reshaping not only improves your cornea's focusing ability for 24 hours but may also delay or prevent worsening of refractive errors. In addition, people with presbyopia may benefit from orthokeratology, something not possible just a few years ago. If you have been diagnosed with presbyopia and would like to know if Ortho-K in Ardmore is right for you, call our eye care center to make an appointment.
Ortho-K is approved for children and adults with low to moderate degrees of refractive errors. To determine if you are a good candidate for orthokeratology, our optometrist will examine your eyes and then measure your corneas using a mapping procedure called corneal topography. Finally, your customized Ortho-K lenses will be created with CAD/CAM software technology.
After placing Ortho-K lenses in your eyes for the first time, it might feel like you have an eyelash or speck of dirt in your eyes. This "lens awareness" phenomenon is a normal sensation that gradually diminishes after you close your eyes to go to sleep. Within three to five days, your eyes will no longer "sense" the lenses when you first put them.
Ortho-K in Ardmore for Children
According to research, children with myopia (nearsightedness) who wear Ortho-K lenses experience a slower rate of progression of myopia compared to myopic children who wore glasses during the day. In fact, many optometrists recommend children diagnosed with rapidly progressive myopia should try wearing Ortho-K lenses to help minimize worsening of myopia.
Learn more about Ortho-K from our Ardmore Optometrist
Give us a call today at Ardmore Premier Eyecare to talk to a friendly staff technician who will be more than happy to answer your questions about Ortho-K contact lenses: 580-223-8585.