Orthokeratology Bountiful Utah 84010

Orthokeratology Information For Non Surgical Eye Sight Correction In Bountiful UT

Orthokeratology is a non-surgical treatment utilizing specially designed contact lenses to gently change the curvature of your eyes to make you see much better. Orthokeratology is likewise well known by a couple of various names, the most common being ortho k, while some others include corneal refractive therapy, CRT, accelerated overnight orthokeratology and corneal reshaping treatment. In the most standard of terms Orthokeratology or Ortho K is the science of changing the curvature or shape of the clear front part of the eye, the cornea, to alter how light is concentrated on the retina at the back of your eyes.

This is a non-surgical procedure that gets rid of the requirement for glasses or daytime contact lenses. It enhances vision by carefully molding the shape of your eyes using specially created therapeutic contact lenses. The way that this works is that you just put specially fitted contact lenses in at bedtime, and when you awake, you will have sharp natural vision for the remainder of your waking hours.

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This safe and effective treatment can remedy near-sightedness, which is also known as myopia, astigmatism and in many cases farsightedness. It is an excellent alternative to LASIK for those who don’t want the risk or are not prepared for surgery
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Think of the cornea as the eye’s equivalent of a watch crystal. It is a clear, dome shaped structure that overlies the colored iris. Its tissue is most similar to clear, damp skin; and like skin it is extremely flexible. Because the cornea separates the eye from air and the rest of the outside world and because it has a curvature that bends light to the back of the eye, it is accountable for the majority of the eye’s restorative power and adds to various conditions such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and the blur of astigmatism.


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When you choose Ortho-k a couple of crucial tests must be carried out. Chief among these tests is the determination that your eyes are healthy. Your orthokeratology doctor will probably be an Optometrist with specialized training in the area of corneal reshaping. He or she will analyze the retina and also the health of the outside of the eye and the inside of the eye. The other key procedural test is the mapping of your cornea. To do this an instrument called a corneal topographer is used. Similar to a topographical map of the United States reveals mountains and valleys and subtle changes in elevation; the topography of the eye shows your doctor exactly how your cornea is formed. The details from your corneal mapping plus the exact measurement of the size of your cornea and the prescription needed to correct your vision are all used to design the retainer lenses (corneal molds) that are used to produce the Ortho-k result.

On the day you get your Ortho-k retainer lenses you will be advised in how to insert, remove, and take care your vision retainers. The fit of your retainers will be assessed and you will be scheduled to be seen after your initial night of wear. On day 1, your doctor will re-evaluate your fit and newly remedied vision and another mapping of your cornea will be performed.

Throughout your initial fitting process, your optometrist will monitor your corneal health and the effectiveness of treatment. At particular times your retainer lens fit may be modified to accomplish your goals.

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Orthokeratology can produce results in a surprisingly brief period of time. The length of treatment to accomplish your goals can vary from patient to patient and will depend upon a variety of aspects including your prescription, the quantity and quality of your tear production, your expectations and also something called corneal rigidness.

We advise clients that they might need to wear their retainers every night to keep their newly corrected vision. Some patients have the ability to decrease their wearing schedule so that they only have to use their lenses as little as every two to 4 nights. The factor for this is due to the flexibility or (rigidness) of your cornea.