I’m Dr. Destin and I love Orthokeratology (Ortho-K). Not only do I have a passion to provide Ortho-K to others, but I have also been blessed to wear these night lenses personally for about 20 years. But even though Ortho-K — also known as Corneal Refractive Therapy or CRT — is not new, there are many who have still never heard of it. I hope to change this lack of awareness by sharing the basics that are important to know.
Ortho-K is an exciting non-surgical vision treatment that uses specialty contact lenses to reshape the cornea — the front clear layer of the eye — while you sleep.
This provides clear vision without daytime contact lenses or glasses. And yes, no surgery.
I just put my night lenses in right before I go to sleep at night and remove them as soon as I get up in the morning. Viola! I have clear vision with them on and clear vision with them off.
I wear them every night to maintain the magic. This is why some orthokerotologists like myself will refer to these specialized lenses as eye retainers or corneal molds.
Ortho-K can help you by providing clear vision without daytime contacts or glasses and slow the progression of nearsightedness.
Whether you are a child with a “runaway” glasses prescription or an adult interested in a non-surgical alternative to LASIK, Ortho-K may be a good option for your vision. If you would like more information about orthokeratology or wonder if you or your child is a good candidate for this treatment, go to aaomc.org/find to find a doctor near you and schedule a consultation.
Editor’s note: Read the full article at mesaazeyecare.com/uncategorized/ortho-k-nuts-and-bolts.