Ortho-k or orthokeratology corneal reshaping therapy uses a vision retainer to gradually re-shape the front surface of the eye (the cornea) to temporarily eliminate or reduce nearsightedness (myopia) or astigmatism during waking hours. Ortho-k retainers are similar to contact lenses and are usually worn during sleep. They are removed upon awakening and provide clear vision without using glasses or contact lenses. Nightly wear is needed to maintain clear vision during the day.
The retainers are comfortable and very easy to care for. Patients can see all day without glasses, contact lenses or laser surgery. And by utilizing FDA approved materials, Ortho-k is a safe and effective option for both children and adults. See how an Ortho-k retainer works while you sleep, below.
For more information on Ortho-k and Dr. Tsai, visit our Ortho-k website: www.orthokdoctors.com