Orthokeratology Kauneonga Lake New York 12749

Orthokeratology Information For Non Surgical Eye Sight Correction In Kauneonga Lake NY

Orthokeratology is a non-surgical treatment using specifically designed contact lenses to gently reshape the curvature of your eyes to make you see better. Orthokeratology is also well known by a couple of different names, the most typical being ortho k, while some others consist of corneal refractive therapy, CRT, accelerated over night orthokeratology and corneal reshaping therapy. 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 change how light is focused on the retina at the back of your eyes.

This is a non-surgical treatment that removes the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. It enhances vision by carefully molding the shape of your eyes using specially created restorative contact lenses. The manner in which this works is that you just put specifically fitted contact lenses in at bedtime, when you awake, you will have clear natural vision for the remainder of your waking hours.

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This safe and effective treatment can correct near-sightedness, which is also called myopia, astigmatism and sometimes farsightedness. It is a great alternative to LASIK for those who don’t desire the danger or are not prepared for surgery
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Consider 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 much like clear, wet skin; and like skin it is very pliable. Because the cornea separates the eye from air and the rest of the outside world and since it has a curvature that bends light to the back of the eye, it is responsible for the majority of the eye’s corrective power and adds to numerous conditions such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and the blur of astigmatism.


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When you choose Ortho-k a couple of essential tests must be carried out. Chief among these tests is the determination that your eyes are healthy. Your orthokeratology doctor will more than likely be an Eye doctor with specialized training in the procedure of corneal molding. He or she will examine the retina and also the health of the outside of the eye and the within the eye. The other crucial procedure 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 shows mountains and valleys and subtle changes in elevation; the topography of the eye reveals your doctor precisely how your cornea is formed. The info from your corneal mapping plus the accurate measurement of the size of your cornea and the prescription needed to correct your vision are all used to develop the retainer lenses (corneal molds) that are used to produce the Ortho-k effect.

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

Throughout your preliminary 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 achieve your goals.

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Orthokeratology can produce results in a surprisingly brief period of time. The length of treatment to accomplish your objectives can vary from patient to patient and will depend upon a number of aspects including your prescription, the amount and quality of your tear production, your expectations as well as something called corneal rigidity.

We advise clients that they may have to use their retainers every night to maintain their freshly remedied vision. Some patients are able to reduce their wearing schedule so that they only have to use their lenses once every 2 to 4 nights. The reason for this is due to the flexibility or (rigidity) of your cornea.