Orthokeratology White Mountain Lake Arizona 85912

Orthokeratology Facts For Non Surgical Vision Correction In White Mountain Lake AZ

Orthokeratology is a non-surgical procedure using specially developed contact lenses to carefully reshape the curvature of your eyes to make you see better. Orthokeratology is also known by a couple of various names, the most typical being ortho k, while some others include corneal refractive therapy, CRT, accelerated over night orthokeratology and corneal reshaping therapy. In the most basic 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 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 using specially developed therapeutic 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 eyesight for the remainder of your waking hours.

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This safe and efficient treatment can fix near-sightedness, which is also called myopia, astigmatism and in some cases farsightedness. It is an excellent alternative to LASIK for those who don’t want the danger 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 pliable. Since 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 responsible for most of the eye’s corrective power and contributes to different 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 among these tests is the determination that your eyes are healthy. Your orthokeratology doctor will probably be an Eye doctor with specialized training in the procedure of corneal reshaping. He or she will examine the retina as well as the health of the outside of the eye and the within the eye. The other essential procedure is the mapping of your cornea. To do this an instrument called a corneal topographer is utilized. Just 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 exact measurement of the size of your cornea and the prescription that is needed to correct your vision are all utilized to develop the retainer lenses (corneal molds) needed to produce the Ortho-k result.

On the day you pick up your Ortho-k retainer lenses you will be instructed in ways to insert, remove, and properly take care of your vision retainers. The fit of your retainers will be examined 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 corrected vision and another mapping of your cornea will be carried out.

Throughout your preliminary fitting process, your optometrist will monitor your corneal health and the progress of treatment. At specific times your retainer lens fit may be customized to achieve your goals.

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Orthokeratology can produce results in a remarkably brief period of time. The length of treatment to achieve your objectives can differ from patient to person and will depend upon a number of factors 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 might have to wear their retainers every night to preserve their recently corrected vision. Some patients are able to reduce their wearing schedule so that they only need to use their lenses as little as every 2 to 4 nights. The reason for this is because of the flexibility or (rigidness) of your cornea.