Orthokeratology: A Closer Look At The Treatment

Orthokeratology, or ortho-K, treatment can temporarily refocus your eyes to control the effects of astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness without surgery. The treatment process involves the use of specialty hard contact lenses at night to reshape your corneas. In the morning, you take the contacts out and enjoy improved eyesight all day long. Before you begin the treatment process, you can ease your worries by learning more about what to expect.

Consultation Appointment

The first step in acquiring ortho-K treatment is the consultation appointment where the eye doctor determines if you are a viable candidate. During the appointment, you will have your eyes examined and measured to confirm your prescription level and map your corneas. Your eye doctor will determine if your eyes will respond well to the necessary level of correction to achieve great eyesight. If so, you will proceed to the next step.

Hard Contact Fitting

Once your hard contact lenses are created, you will come back for the fitting appointment. At this appointment, you will learn how to use and care for the lenses to retain the health of your eyes. Your eye doctor will examine your eyes with the contacts in place to assess their fitment. If all looks well, you can head home with your contacts, ready to insert them for the first night of correction.

Nightly Use

You will need to follow your eye doctor’s insertion instructions before you go to bed to start the treatment process. Your eye doctor’s team will call you the next day to see how well the contact lenses worked to correct your vision. You may initially notice slight abnormalities in your vision, including halos around bright lights, as you adjust to the Ortho-K treatment process. Make sure to follow the care instructions each day to keep your eyes healthy and vision clear.

Schedule Your Orthokeratology Consultation Today

If you are ready to set up your orthokeratology consultation, schedule an appointment today by calling our Lake Lanier Eye Care team at (470) 239-6625. We will find a time and date that is convenient for you to come in and talk to the eye doctor about your options in correcting your vision.

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