If you do not want to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses during the day, but cannot have LASIK surgery to correct your vision, we can provide you with orthokeratology treatment at Park Family Eye Care. Our expert optometrist, Dr. Park, offers orthokeratology treatment for both children and adults at our optical shop in Las Vegas NV.
Orthokeratology treatment is commonly referred to as ortho-k. This treatment involves the fitting of specialty designed gas permeable contact lenses that are worn at night, while you sleep. These specialty contact lenses will gently reshape the cornea of your eyes so that you will be able to see clearly the following day, when you wake up. If you are too young to have LASIK surgery because you are under the age of 18, or are not eligible for LASIK for other reasons, you may be an excellent candidate for treatment with orthokeratology. Patients are generally able to get 20/40 vision or better without wearing glasses or contact lenses from this treatment. Orthokeratology lenses are prescribed at our optical shop in Las Vegas NV to correct refractive errors, such as nearsightedness and astigmatism, or to slow the progression of childhood myopia. There are several brands of contact lenses that are used for ortho-K treatment. Once the ortho-k treatment has been established, and you are achieving maximum vision correction, you will most likely be directed to wear your ortho-k lenses every night. However, you will be able to see well for a day or two, or sometimes even longer, following your overnight ortho-k treatment. Ortho-k treatment does not cause any permanent changes to the cornea, so there is no need to worry about this treatment, as little risk is involved.
Our eye doctor will let you know whether or not you are a good candidate for ortho K treatment, depending on the type and degree of vision correction that you need. For an appointment to see our eye doctor at our optical shop in Las Vegas NV for orthokeratology treatment or other types of eye care, contact us today.