What is Ortho-K?
Orthokeratology is also commonly known as Ortho-K, Cornea Reshaping Therapy (CRT) or OK lens.
These customize OK lens are worn at night when you sleep. It is a myopia treatment designed to slow down the progression of myopia significantly and allow the patient to have glasses-free vision during the day. It is proven to be the most effective way in controlling and stabilizing myopia progression in children. Reference many clinical studies – CRAYON STUDY from OHIO State University USA; LORIC Study from Hong Kong Polytechnic University; ROMIO Study Australia. It is a safe, reversible, non-invasive and non-surgical vision correction available to both children and adults.
Key Benefits of Ortho-K
Orthokeratology benefits both children and adults. Clinically proven to slow down the progression of short-sightedness (myopia) significantly and prevent the prescription from getting stronger in children. This is highly beneficial for their long- term eye health – e.g., lowering the risk of developing glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic macular degeneration associated with high degrees of myopia. Give you the freedom to enjoy clear vision without wearing glasses or daytime contact lenses. It is a complete reversible process. It is painless and non-surgical procedure.
How does Ortho-K work?
Ortho-K procedure is approved by FDA. The risk in wearing Ortho-K lens is comparable to that of any contact lens. Importantly, Ortho-K procedure does not permanently alter your cornea shape. The procedure is safe, non-surgical, non-invasive and completely reversible once you stop wearing the lens.
Who is suitable for Ortho-K lenses?
There are no age limit in Ortho-K fitting. Children as young as 7 yrs old or someone age 70 can be fitted with the lens. Children with fast myopia progression (short-sightedness, or near-sightedness), Ortho-K is one of the most effective treatments for slowing their progressive vision deterioration. This is highly beneficial for their long- term eye health – e.g. lowering the risk of developing glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic macular degeneration associated with high degrees of myopia