Controlling Myopia with Ortho-K: 5 Advantages of Ortho-K

Controlling Myopia with Ortho-K: What Makes It Special?
5 Advantages of Ortho-K

Today, myopia (nearsightedness) in children is on the rise, yet many children are reluctant to wear glasses. That's where Orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-K, comes in – a non-surgical method of myopia control specially designed for children. Let's explore the advantages that Ortho-K offers:

5 Advantages of Ortho-K

No need for surgery

Refractive surgery (for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism) is a top choice for achieving perfect vision without the need for eyeglasses. However, it typically requires a stable refractive error, which means patients must be at least 18 years old to undergo the procedure. Ortho-K, on the other hand, eliminates the need for eye surgery, it offers safety and non-invasiveness, allowing children to use Ortho-K lenses to slow down the progression of myopia.

Immediate effectiveness

Users can experience improved vision immediately after wearing Ortho-K lenses overnight.

No need for daytime glasses

After using Ortho-K lenses overnight, children have clear vision throughout the day without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses, allowing them to be more active and better participate in sports.

Eye safety

Ortho-K lens is made of a gas-permeable material and is safe for use overnight during sleep.

Control myopia

Ortho-K is an FDA-recognized method that works by reshaping the cornea. Numerous studies have shown that it can help control worsening myopia in children.

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