Tired of Glasses and Contacts? Ortho-K Easily and Painlessly Remedies Nearsightedness

If you want to ditch your contacts or glasses, laser eye surgery isn’t the only option. Jeff Taranto, OD, and our team at Opulent Eyes Optometry bring the most advanced and innovative vision correction options available to men and women in Studio City, California, including Ortho-K. And the best part about it? It works while you sleep.

If you’re not ready to correct your vision with laser eye surgery, Ortho-K treatments offer a great alternative.

Introducing Orthokeratology

Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, is a nonsurgical approach to improving your eyesight. This therapy uses specially-designed therapeutic contact lenses to gently reshape your eye while you sleep, so you can have perfectly clear and sharp vision while you’re awake.

We recommend Ortho-K to correct several vision problems, including:

We can also use Ortho-K to slow down the progression of nearsightedness, or myopia, in children.

How Ortho-K works

A flexible layer of tissue known as the cornea covers the outside of your eye. This curved structure bends and focuses the light entering your eye. The shape of your cornea plays a role in several vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Ortho-K works by correcting the shape of your cornea. First, we create a detailed map of your eye using a topographer. Similar to a topographical map that illustrates landscape features like hills, valleys, and plains, our topographer shows Dr. Taranto and our team the exact size and shape of your cornea. This detailed imaging enables us to custom-make Ortho-K lenses that can correct the curve of your cornea to improve your vision.

Our Ortho-K lenses are completely permeable, so your eye can breathe overnight and remain healthy. As your cornea shape improves after regular use, you’ll notice crisper and more clear vision when you wake up and remove your Ortho-K lenses.

What to expect from Ortho-K

When you arrive to pick up your custom-made Ortho-K lenses, we provide detailed instructions on how to insert, remove, and care for them. We also check to make sure they fit correctly and schedule an appointment to see you after one night of wear. During that time, we confirm their fit again, look for improvements to your vision, and create another map of your cornea using the topographer.

For Ortho-K to be successful, it’s important for us to closely monitor your corneal health, the fit of your lenses, and the effectivity of your treatment. To ensure the best outcomes, we may tweak your Ortho-K lenses throughout your therapy to help improve your results.

It can take 1-4 weeks to see maximum results from Ortho-K, but some see significant improvement after a single use. Several factors play a role in how quickly you can expect your vision to improve, including your:

Once you reach your vision goals, you’ll have to continue wearing your Ortho-K lenses at night to maintain the new shape of your cornea. Ortho-K treatment is also completely reversible, so you can stop wearing them at any time, and your cornea will return to its pre-Orthokeratology shape.

To see if Ortho-K is right for you and improve your vision while you sleep, call Opulent Eyes Optometry or schedule an appointment online today.

 

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