Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) - a non-surgical vision correction option

Ortho-K, also known as corneal reshaping therapy, offers a safe and effective solution for those seeking freedom from glasses or daytime contact lenses. It involves wearing specially designed gas permeable contact lenses overnight to gently reshape the cornea while you sleep. By temporarily altering the curvature of the cornea, Ortho-K corrects refractive errors such as myopia (nearsightedness) and astigmatism, providing clear vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Learn more about Ortho-K and how it works

How does Ortho-K work?

Ortho-K lenses are worn overnight, exerting gentle pressure on the cornea to reshape its curvature. Upon waking, the lenses are removed, and the cornea retains its new shape, allowing for clear vision throughout the day.

Is Ortho-K safe?

Yes, Ortho-K is a safe and FDA-approved procedure when performed by a qualified optometrist. As with any contact lens wear, proper hygiene and follow-up appointments are essential to ensure the health and safety of your eyes.

Who is a good candidate for Ortho-K?

Ortho-K is suitable for individuals with mild to moderate myopia or astigmatism who are looking for an alternative to glasses or daytime contact lenses. It may also be beneficial for those involved in sports or activities where glasses or contacts are impractical.

How long does it take to see results with Ortho-K?

Many patients experience improved vision within the first few days of wearing Ortho-K lenses, with optimal results achieved within one to two weeks of treatment initiation.

Is Ortho-K reversible?

Yes, the effects of Ortho-K are reversible. If you decide to discontinue treatment, your cornea will gradually return to its original shape, and your vision will revert to its pre-treatment state.


Need freedom from glasses or daytime contact lenses?

Ortho-K is particularly suitable for individuals who:

- Engage in sports, including contact sports, snow sports, and water sports.
- Encounter challenges with traditional contact lenses due to dry eye, allergies, or exposure to hazardous conditions like construction sites.
- Require glasses solely for reading.
- Experience Myopia, as Ortho-K can aid in slowing down its progression in children, teenagers, and young adults.

If you're considering Ortho-K as an option for your vision correction needs, don't hesitate to reach out. Our team at Lobb Optical is here to discuss whether Ortho-K is the right choice for your eyes.

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