What are Ortho K lenses?
Suzanne Dennis Optometrists in Eccleston offer contact lenses - called Orthokeratology (or Ortho K) - for children and adults to to reduce or correct short sight and astigmatism.
For most people the main problem of being short-sighted (known as myopia) is the inconvenience of being dependent on spectacles or contact lenses.
However, Ortho K provides the opportunity to be free from both contact lenses and spectacles for the waking hours.
Imagine life without glasses
Ortho K lenses are contact lenses worn overnight to gently reshape the cornea. This overnight vision correction means that you do not have to wear corrective glasses or contact lenses during the day.
Ortho K contact lenses offer the same visual correction as laser surgery, without expensive and invasive surgery. And unlike surgery, any changes to your vision can be reversed, as your eyes will always return to normal.
The procedure particularly appeals to short-sighted spectacle and contact lens wearers and is ideal for sportsmen, those who work in dusty and dirty environments or people who find spectacles or conventional contact lenses inconvenient.
Who is suitable for Ortho K?
Ortho K can be a great solution for children and adults with myopia who:
Have tried contact lenses but struggle with dry eyes, comfort or vision.
Does not want to wear glasses or contact lenses to achieve clear vision.
Plays sports/swims but finds wearing glasses or contact lenses an inconvenience.
Have considered laser eye surgery.
If you are interested in Ortho K, please contact us at the Eccleston practice and we can discuss whether you or your child will be suitable for overnight vision correction.