Here at our Princeton ophthalmology group, we’re pleased to offer a better way to treat a common visual condition. Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, corrects an individual’s vision with the use of custom contact lenses while the patient sleeps. The contact lenses are made of a rigid, gas-permeable (hard) material. Due to their unique curvature, they can reshape the corneas overnight.
Optimum vision is usually achieved after 1 to 2 weeks of wearing the contact lenses each night. Continued wear maintains excellent vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or soft contact lenses. Studies have proven that this is a safe, nonsurgical alternative for nearsighted patients. Both children and adults can benefit from the freedom that Ortho-K offers.
The most successful Orthokeratology patients include people who:
- Consistently get 6 to 8 hours of sleep per night
- Have less than -5.00 sphere and less than -1.00 astigmatism power in their eyeglass prescription
- Can commit to the prescribed schedule for wearing the lens, as well as keep checkup and maintenance appointments
Because of the specialized fitting procedure, our office uses only FDA approved Orthokeratology custom contact lenses. Our contact lens professional has undergone extensive training and experience to ensure positive results.