Many patients with vision problems heartily embrace the idea of enjoying vision correction without having to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Not all of these patients, however, are good candidates for LASIK surgery. If that describes you, don't fret -- because here at Villa Park Optometry, we offer an advanced corneal reshaping technique known as ortho-keratology, or Ortho-K. This non-surgical technique can produce changes to the way your cornea refracts light. Ortho-K also has the added benefit of reducing the increase in Myopia by up to 50% compared to traditional methods.
Corneal Reshaping While You Sleep
Some of our patients simply don't like the idea of any kind of surgery, or they want a reversible procedure. Ortho-K may be an ideal choice for these individuals. Dr. Downs will map the shape of your corneas precisely and then fabricate special contact lenses. Unlike standard contacts, you'll wear these lenses at night. The lenses perform a subtle corneal reshaping as you sleep, meaning that you can take them out the next morning and enjoy corrected vision without wearing contact lenses or glasses.
Ortho-K can help you see clearly for one or two days at a time, or possibly even longer. By wearing them regularly at night, you can maintain your clarity of vision for as long as you decide to continue using them. If you decide to use another form of vision correction, simply stop wearing the Ortho-K lenses and your corneas will assume their previous shape once again. Talk to our knowledgeable staff to see whether Ortho-K makes sense for you.