Insight Vision Center Optometry offers different ways to improve your vision, including eyeglasses, contact lenses and LASIK. Another method that’s gaining popularity these days is orthokeratology (ortho-k).
Here’s what sets it apart from other vision correction options:
Ortho-K Gives You Sharper Visual Acuity
Also referred to as corneal refractive therapy (CRT), ortho-k is a reliable way to correct common refractive errors. It was primarily developed to treat myopia, more popularly known as nearsightedness. Studies, however, show it has a high success rate in managing hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and even presbyopia.
CRT Offers a Feeling of Normalcy
Unlike eyeglasses or standard contact lenses, ortho-k lenses are worn while you’re sleeping. These special corneal molds are specifically engineered to gently reshape your eyes during the night. This helps eliminate or at least reduce irregularities on your corneal surface, improving the light-bending process.
Ortho-K Promises Immediate Results
You may remove the ortho-k lenses as soon as you wake up and enjoy improved eyesight as if you have no vision problems at all. The effects last a whole day without you having to use other corrective eyewear. You don’t have to rely on your eyeglasses or contact lenses for better vision; you’ll feel more at ease doing your daily tasks and hobbies. We may suggest wearing ortho-k molds nightly for best results.
CRT Leads to Better Quality of Life
By choosing orthokeratology, you can have sharper vision in no time. They are also a convenient option since they are only worn during your sleeping hours, and you won’t have to use prescription eyewear during the day. Your eye doctors also share that wearing corneal refractive therapy can help control progression of refractive errors. You’ll be able to do different activities without unstable eyesight holding you back, giving you better quality of life.
For more information about ortho-k, call us today at (714) 988-6179. You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve Costa Mesa, Newport Beach and the surrounding California communities.