Orthokeratology Lenses Are Available at Optique, Inc.

Do you rely on glasses or contacts to see? Many people who are dependent on corrective eyewear find it frustrating from time to time. The mornings are the most hectic time of the day for most people. They have to take the time to clean and insert the contact lenses before heading out to work or school. If you are one of these people, consider orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-k, as an alternative. Our eye doctors at Optique, Inc. in Dallas can fit you with these specialty lenses.

man putting in his contact lens

What Is Ortho-K?

Ortho-k are lenses designed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The lenses are worn at night, and while you are sleeping, they gently reshape your cornea. When you wake up in the morning, you will be able to see clearly without the need for corrective eyewear. Ortho-k is most commonly prescribed for nearsightedness, and can correct prescriptions of up to -6.00. In most cases, it takes two nights of wearing ortho-k lenses to get the maximum effect. If you have a higher prescription, it could take an extra night.

What Happens If I Forget To Put the Contacts In?

If you forget to put the contacts in for one night, it shouldn't make much of a difference to your vision. However, if you forget for two or three nights, your vision will decline, and you will need to start wearing your glasses or contacts again.

Ortho-K and Dry Eye

Dry eye is a condition that makes your eyes hard to fit for soft contacts. Since contacts tend to dry your eyes out, they will exasperate your dry eye symptoms. Ortho-k is only worn at night while you are sleeping, and they are an excellent alternative to traditional contacts.

Perfect for Kids and Adults

Ortho-K is recommended for kids as young as 8 to adults under 40. Many doctors today are prescribing ortho-k lenses for children to control myopia. When this treatment is used early, it can slow the progression of the condition.

Excellent Alternative to LASIK

If you wanted to get LASIK but weren't a good candidate due to a medical condition, our eye doctors can prescribe ortho-k lenses as an alternative. The lenses provide the same results as LASIK, and just about everyone is a good candidate.

Get Your Pair of Ortho-K Lenses Today

If you are tired of wearing glasses or contacts, schedule an appointment today by calling (214) 252-1800. Our optometrists at Optique, Inc. in Dallas can fit you with a pair of lenses to help you see clear vision all day long.