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Benefits of Ortho-K

Do you need to wear eyeglasses to do the most basic thing or task? If you do, you know how frustrating it can be. Others find contact lenses to be too uncomfortable or expensive. Fewer still are willing to try laser vision correction. If you are currently facing any of these challenges, you need to know that you are not alone.

If you suffer from blurred vision, there are many different options to help you deal with the problem. Most of these options, however, come with a certain compromise. Therefore, you need to choose the solution that is right for your eyes and lifestyle. One of the most popular and fresh options you need to consider is Ortho-k or Orthokeratology.


What Is Ortho-K?

It would be great if people could reduce their dependence on contact lenses or glasses and correct their eyesight without having to undergo surgery. Few people know that this is possible through a modern treatment known as Ortho-k. It is one of the most effective treatments for refractive eye problems, including myopia.

Utilizing the design of contact lenses, this revolutionary treatment allows people to have clear vision without wearing daytime contact lenses or glasses. You simply need to sleep with these vision-shaping contact lenses overnight and remove them in the morning. You will then be able to go about the rest of your day seeing clearly. Furthermore, if you have been wearing contact lenses or glasses for years, you can still benefit from Ortho-k lenses.


Ortho-K Basics

These are specialized, gas-permeable, and rigid contact lenses that you simply need to insert into your eyes. While you sleep, they will correct your refractive error by gently flattening your cornea. When you wake up in the morning, your myopia will be temporarily better. The effects, generally, will last for a few days. This is why you will need to use them every night for the best results.



Unfortunately, many people suffering from myopia or nearsightedness do not know about this innovative treatment. Some of the most important benefits associated with Ortho-k include:


Myopia Control


According to recent studies, this treatment is quite effective when it comes to controlling myopia in kids. These lenses suppress eye growth by molding the cornea, which prevents a kid’s eyes from continuing to elongate and grow. Consequently, this prevents the condition from worsening. It is a great treatment option for those under the age of 18 years since, in most cases, they are not candidates for LASIK.


Improved Safety


In the past, due to increased rates of eye infections, there were few effective treatment options. Ortho-k largely resolves this problem thanks to the fact that most infections stem from patient noncompliance. With this treatment, higher accuracy and new materials lead to superior eye health.


Treatment of Presbyopia and Hyperopia


In addition to treating myopia, advances and new technologies in Ortho-k mean that it can also treat presbyopia, farsightedness, and even astigmatism. The basis for manufacturing these innovative lenses is high-tech mapping equipment. This is why they deliver such amazing results.

To learn more about Ortho-k, visit Advanced Eyecare Consultants at our offices in Libertyville or Lake Zurich, Illinois. You can also call 847-994-4500 or 847-438-7700 to book an appointment today.

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