Orthokeratology San Simeon California 93452

Orthokeratology Information For Non Surgical Eye Sight Correction In San Simeon CA

Orthokeratology is a non-surgical treatment utilizing specifically developed contact lenses to gently change the curvature of your eyes to make you see better. Orthokeratology is also known by a few different names, the most common being ortho k, while some others include corneal refractive therapy, CRT, accelerated over night 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 treatment that eliminates the need for glasses or daytime contact lenses. It enhances vision by gently reshaping your eyes utilizing specifically created restorative contact lenses. The manner in which this works is that you simply put specifically fitted contact lenses in at bedtime, and when you awake, you will have sharp natural eyesight for the remainder of your waking hours.

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This safe and effective treatment can fix near-sightedness, which is likewise known as myopia, astigmatism and sometimes farsightedness. It is a terrific alternative to LASIK for those who don’t want the risk or are not prepared for surgery
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Think about 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 just like clear, wet skin; and like skin it is very pliable. Due to the fact that the cornea separates the eye from air and the rest of the outside world and due to the fact that it has a curvature that flexes light to the back of the eye, it is accountable for most 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 select Ortho-k a few key tests must be carried out. Chief amongst these tests is the decision that your eyes are healthy. Your orthokeratology doctor will more than likely be an Optometrist with specialized training in the area of corneal reshaping. She or he will analyze the retina and also the health of the outside of the eye and the within the eye. The other crucial procedural test is the mapping of your cornea. To do this an instrument called a corneal topographer is utilized. Much like a topographical map of the United States reveals mountains and valleys and subtle changes in elevation; the topography of the eye shows your doctor precisely how your cornea is shaped. The details from your corneal mapping plus the precise 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) needed to give you the Ortho-k effect.

On the day you pick up 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 evaluated and you will be set up to be seen after your initial night of wear. On day 1, your doctor will re-evaluate your fit and newly restored vision and another mapping of your cornea will be carried out.

Throughout your preliminary fitting period, your eye doctor will monitor your corneal health and the effectiveness of treatment. At certain times your retainer lens fit might be modified to accomplish your goals.

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Orthokeratology can produce results in a remarkably brief amount of time. The length of treatment to attain your objectives can differ from patient to patient and will rely on a variety of aspects including your prescription, the amount and quality of your tear production, your expectations and also something called corneal rigidness.

We advise patients that they might need to use their retainers every night to maintain their newly corrected vision. Some people are able to lower their wearing schedule so that they just have to wear their lenses as little as every two to 4 nights. The reason for this is because of the flexibility or (rigidity) of your cornea.