Ortho-k (Orthokeratology) and Myopia Control
Stop Your Child’s Eyes From Getting Worse Year After Year
Many parents are concerned their children’s eyesight gets worse year after year. The number of children in America and around the world who are near-sighted is reaching epidemic levels. Unfortunately, higher levels of myopia does not just mean thicker glasses. High myopia means increased risk of eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment. Fortunately, we finally have a proven method of decreasing myopia progression. Ortho-K has been shown to reduce myopia progression by 40% or more. Ortho-K lenses work like a retainer to gently reshape the cornea during sleep, allowing for clear and comfortable vision during the day without the use of glasses, contacts, or surgery! Ortho-K is F.D.A. approved for the temporary reduction of myopia (nearsightedness) and, because it is reversible, is considered extremely safe. Other methods of myopia control employed at Focused Eye Care include multifocal contact lenses and, in rare cases, low-dose atropine drops.
Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about myopia, and request a consultation today with Dr. Nathan Goldberg.
Improve Your Vision While You Sleep!
Have you ever dreamed of going to sleep and waking up with clear vision? Now you can, with custom-fitted ortho-K contact lenses from Focused Eye Care. These lenses gently reshape and flatten the cornea while you sleep, allowing for clear and comfortable 20/20 vision during the day without contacts, glasses, or surgery!
Orthokeratology, otherwise known as ortho-K or corneal reshaping therapy, has actually been around since the 1960’s. Thanks to recent advances in technology, ortho-K is a safe, effective, and affordable solution. Ortho-K is perfect for children and adults who want to be glasses free, people who have changing prescriptions and are not candidates for laser vision correction, people with dry eyes or who work in dirty, dusty environments, and athletes. Ortho-K is F.D.A. approved for the temporary reduction of myopia (nearsightedness) and, because it is reversible, is considered extremely safe.