Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam: Orange County’s Go To Doctors for Ortho-K
Insight Vision Center Optometry takes pride in offering state-of-the-art vision care services such as orthokeratology or “Ortho-k” for short. Also referred to as Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) or Gentle Vision Shaping System (GVSS) this revolutionary method is able to correct your eyes back to perfect vision by just wearing a reshaping contact lens during sleeping hours. At night, the contact lenses correct the curvature of your corneas so that in the morning you can remove the lenses and see perfectly throughout the day without wearing glasses. This is even better news for children dealing with myopia (nearsightedness) as studies have shown that Ortho-k can reduce the rate of this myopia from worsening.
Dr. Mai and Dr. Lam have spent time working in clinics with vision therapy and orthokeratology. Meet Our Doctors.
Helping Patients See Better Through Advanced Orthokeratology
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to see clearly and get rid of your thick eyeglasses without having to undergo eye surgery? With our services for Orthokeratology in Costa Mesa, CA and the surrounding communities you definitely can. Here at Insight Vision Center Optometry our highly skilled doctors will fit your eyes with special contact lenses that you wear overnight. These lenses are specifically designed to correct your eyes and improve your vision.
While you sleep the lenses will gently and painlessly reshape your cornea, temporarily correcting the misshapen part of your eyes that causes blurry vision. The correction is not permanent so your eyes will go back to their original prescription if you stop wearing the overnight lenses.
How Orthokeratology Works
The cornea, the clear dome shaped surface of your eyeball, is soft and malleable. It helps focus light toward the back of our eye and onto our retina. If your cornea does not focus light properly this results in blurry vision which we diagnose either as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and/or astigmatism (irregular curvature). Much like a retainer helps to straighten your teeth, we custom design our retainer contact lenses to “straighten” out the curvature of your cornea while you sleep. This allows your eyes to focus light properly so that you get a crisp image without having to wear glasses or daytime contacts. This innovative solution can also slow down the progression of myopia in children ultimately leaving them with a lower prescription for the rest of their lives.
Potential Candidates for Ortho-K
Ask us about our services for Ortho-K in Costa Mesa, CA and the surrounding areas. The best candidates for Orthok are:
- Children with worsening myopia
- Patients who are unable to wear daytime contact lenses due to allergies or dry eyes
- Patients looking for an alternative to refractive surgery (LASIK)
- Adults and kids active in sports where glasses get in the way
- Adults and kids that surf or swim
- Adults with jobs that are cumbersome to wear glasses or contacts
- Patients who simply dislike wearing glasses or daytime contacts
Not all prescriptions are possible to correct and certain eye conditions may disqualify you from being able to do ortho-k. So a consultation is necessary to determine if you are a great candidate for this technology or not.
Schedule an Ortho-k Consultation
Insight Vision Center Optometry offers consultations to help kickstart your Ortho-K treatment! This consultation includes a wavefront corneal map to assess your cornea’s curvature, a thorough examination of your eye health, and a verification of your prescription. From these measurements we will be able to determine if you are the right candidate for Ortho-k. Call us at (714) 486-3315 or click here to schedule your consultation.