You may soon be able to say goodbye to glasses and contact lenses altogether, with this cutting-edge contact lens technology that actually corrects your vision as you sleep! Using overnight ‘corneal reshaping’ lenses, OrthoKeratology works by gradually shifting and compressing the epithelial cells that cover the surface of your cornea. In this way your eyes are gradually reshaped as you sleep, so you won’t need eyewear to see during the waking hours.
Here at Karen Lockyer Optometrists we are specialists in this technology, and are highly qualified to fit your overnight lenses.
Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, corrects myopia via overnight contact lenses that gradually reshape your cornea while you sleep. When you wake up, you can remove the lenses and see without the need for vision correction. The corneal reshaping is temporary – lasting only for a day or two – so you can always stop wearing them if you want to go back to contact lenses or glasses.
The Karen Lockyer team is highly qualified to fit your Ortho-K lenses. To measure the curvature of your corneas, we use a corneal topographer to create a topographical map of the surface of your eyes. We then supply you with lenses from our extensive inventory or – if your exact fit is not available – we’ll order custom lenses to suit your personal prescription. To attain the maximum vision correction, you may need up to three pairs of lenses.
Ortho-K is the ideal solution for those with active lifestyles who don’t want to rely on eyewear during the waking hours, anyone working in dry or dusty conditions or young people not old enough for laser eye surgery. Research has shown that Ortho-K technology can also slow the progression of myopia in children.