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Optique Inc in Dallas, TX Answers FAQs on Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology is also known by Overnight Vision Correction or Corneal Refractive Therapy.  It is a form of treatment that corrects errors in conditions like astigmatism, myopia, and hyperopia. Optique Inc. is offering this treatment to the people of Dallas, Texas. Here is what you need to know about Overnight Vision Correction.

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What is orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology is a form of therapy that aims to reshape the eye's cornea through a gas permeable contact lens. This treatment is an alternative to eyewear or refractive surgery. 

How is orthokeratology diagnosed?

Orthokeratology isn't diagnosed because it is a method of therapy. Instead, those with nearsightedness or farsightedness are potentially eligible for orthokeratology. These conditions are typically detected through a comprehensive eye examination from an eye care professional.

Am I eligible for orthokeratology?

Those with a -6.00 diopter of myopia are the most likely to be recommended Overnight Vision Correction. Ask your eye doctor if you would be a candidate for this treatment. 

How will this treatment impact my vision?

If you have myopia, research suggests that orthokeratology may slow down myopic progression. FDA trials have indicated that orthokeratology has had a high success rate. Should you undergo orthokeratology, your vision health will improve. 

What are the risks of taking this treatment?

At the very least, a patient might see double vision, ghosting, or star-bursting, especially at night. At the very most, a patient might develop a corneal ulcer, an inflammatory condition that causes pain and vision loss. Ortho-K treatment has occasionally led to an eye infection, and in some rare cases, temporary or permanent blindness.

Should I get orthokeratology?

This treatment is ideal for those who are too young for LASIK surgery or are unable to undergo vision correction surgery.

Contact Your Dallas Eye Doctor for more Information on Orthokeratology

Optique Inc. is an eye care center in the Dallas area. To ask us about orthokeratology, please call at 214-252-1801. We'll be glad to take your questions.