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Orthokeratology IN ABBOTSFORD

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What is Ortho- Keratology?

Orthokeratology, often abbreviated as Ortho-K, is a non-surgical procedure involving the use of specially designed rigid gas permeable contact lenses to temporarily reshape the cornea of the eye in order to correct refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness) or astigmatism. ‘Ortho’ means ‘correct’. Just as orthodontics correct teeth. Orthokeratology corrects the refractive error by reshaping the cornea.

The lenses are worn overnight, and while the wearer sleeps, they gently reshape the cornea. Upon waking and removing the lenses, the cornea retains the new shape, correcting near-sightdness by decreasing the power of the eye.

Who is a good candidate?

Ortho- K is suitable both for children and adults. Typically, individuals with myopia up to around -6.00 diopters and astigmatism up to around -1.75 diopters make suitable candidates.

There is no age restriction for Ortho-K. For children, we can start fitting ortho-keratolgy lenses as young as 6- 8 years, provided their eyes are healthy and they can handle the lens care responsibility.

If you are someone who enjoys playing sports without worrying about glasses or contact lenses falling out, or if you're seeking a change from your glasses and looking for a more cost-effective option, Orthokeratology is the way to go! Find out if you are a good candidate for Ortho-k lenses by visiting us

How do I start?

Initial Consultation: First, we will recommend getting a comprehensive eye examination done to determine if the patient is a suitable candidate based on factors such as prescription, corneal shape, and lifestyle.

Corneal Topography: Our team will perform corneal mapping to precisely measure the curvature and shape of the cornea. This information will help us to professionally design custom orthokeratology lenses tailored to your eyes.

Lens Fitting: Once lenses are ready for pickup , we then book you an appointment to teach you how to insert, remove, care and maintain your Ortho- K lenses.

Follow up appointment: Follow- up appointments are booked to monitor the progress of the treatment. On these visits, our optometrist will assess the fit of the lenses, evaluate corneal reshaping and ensure the patient’s eye remains healthy.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is it permanent?

No. Corneal refractive therapy only works for as long as you continue treatment. If you stop wearing the lenses regularly while you sleep, your vision will return to its original state.

2. How long do the effects last?

It varies. A patient with a lower prescription may find that the effects of the corneal reshaping lasts longer than patients with a higher prescription. The effects are also determined by how closely the patient is following the regime and the cleanliness of the lens. Patients with higher prescriptions such as >-6.00 D may need additional glasses or contact lenses towards the end of the day.

3. Are there any risks involved with wearing Ortho-K lenses?

The risk in wearing Ortho-K lenses is comparable to that of any contact lens. However, the best part about corneal reshaping therapy is that it is safe, non-surgical, non-invasive and reversible.

4. Can I see with ortho-k lenses in my eyes?

Yes, as the back surface of the ortho-k lenses helps to shape cornea, the front surface provides clear vision. We do not recommend wearing these lenses in day time as gravity will pull the lens off the cornea and negatively affect the treatment. It is best to do any activities before using your Ortho-k mold.

5. How long does it take for the treatment to work?

Most patients notice improved vision after the first night of wearing orthokeratology lenses, while others may require several nights for the full effects to be achieved. It is common for vision to improve gradually over the course of the treatment as the cornea gradually reshapes.

  • 6. My child’s eyesight is deteriorating day by day and the glasses are becoming thicker ever year? Is Ortho K still a good option?

    Ortho K lenses is one of the main stays in controlling myopia in young children. Don’t wait to bring your child in for myopia consultation as the treatment parameters Decrease as a prescription increases. While these retainer lenses provide clear vision without glasses or contact lenses during the daytime but there are also other methods to control myopia that can be recommended by Dr.Ghotra during the myopia consultation. Children often are restricted from swimming , sports, gymnastics due to glasses and these retainer lenses play a crucial role in your child overall development.

  • 7. Are orthokeratology lenses good option for adults?

    Yes, absolutely ! Orthokeratology lenses are a great non surgical way to treat nearsightedness and astigmatism for adults as well. Adults who have an active lifestyle and like to do a lot of outdoor and indoor activities and find themselves to be restricted by glasses or contact lenses can benefit from these retainer lenses as well.

Why struggle with glasses and contact lenses throughout the day to provide clear and comfortable vision when you have specialized lenses like orthokeratology?


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