Category Archives: Orthokeratology

Northeast El Paso Eye Doctor

Vision Correction Northeast El Paso

At El Paso Eyecare, we don’t want any of our patients to live with blurred vision and thanks to our Northeast El Paso eye doctor and Orthokeratology (Ortho-k), you don’t have to. Our experts perform a comprehensive eye exam that will detect any vision disorders you may have that are preventing you from seeing as clearly as possible. One of these disorders is astigmatism, a very common vision condition that causes blurred vision due to one of two conditions. In some cases, the cornea, which is the clear front cover of your eye, has an irregular shape. Astigmatism can also be caused by the curvature of the lens inside your eye. An irregular shaped cornea, or lens, prevents light from focusing correctly on your retina and, as a result, your vision becomes blurred from whatever distance. Ortho-k is a non-surgical procedure that involves you wearing a series of specially designed rigid contact lenses that gradually reshape the curvature of your cornea.

Northeast El Paso Eye Specialist

Northeast El Paso Eye Specialist

According to The Orthokeratology Academy of America, studies from all over the world have indicated that Ortho-k can keep your children’s nearsightedness from getting worse. A comprehensive optometric exam with our Northeast El Paso eye doctor, will include the proper testing for refractive errors that can be treated with Ortho-k. Ortho-k is a painless, non-invasive procedure and the series of rigid contact lenses used are gas permeable and worn overnight. While you are asleep, the lenses gently reshape your cornea so you can see clearly the following day after you wake up and remove the lenses. Ortho-K corneal refractive therapy lenses are also a great vision solution for outdoor sports like soccer, swimming, football, and running, since glasses or contact lenses may not allow for the best performance.

For those patients too young for LASIK surgery the Ortho-k vision correction contact lenses are an excellent choice to meet the need for more natural, unassisted vision. Ortho-k is suitable at any age while LASIK surgery requires people to reach 18-20 years old. Compared with LASIK, Ortho-k is more secure and totally reversible. Ortho-k has a lower risk than LASIK surgery and is also half the price of LASIK surgery.

Orthokeratology Northeast El Paso
8894 Gateway Boulevard North
El Paso, Texas 79904
(915) 751-7760

Eye Care El Paso

Eye Care El Paso

Are you someone that has either nearsightedness or astigmatism, or both? Do you depend on either contact lenses or prescription eyeglasses all day long in order to see clearly? Are you looking for a way to avoid invasive eye surgery but still correct your vision? If so, our El Paso eye care specialists at El Paso EyeCare have a treatment option that you should seriously consider. It is called Orthokeratology, or ortho-k for short. Orthokeratology is an amazing system that allows many patients to correct their vision at night, essentially charging up their eyes to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses during the next day. Instead, gas permeable, or hard, contact lenses are inserted and worn throughout the night, while you are asleep. These special contact lenses work by reshaping your cornea during the nighttime hours, correcting your vision and allowing you to experience 20/20 vision the following day.

Vision Correction El Paso

Vision Correction El Paso

Patients with ortho-k lenses provided by our El Paso eye care experts usually see a difference in their vision after their very first night of wearing them. We have seen vision remain stable for patients for a whole day’s time after only two weeks of using the gas permeable lenses each night. Orthokeratology is a highly effective, safe, and therapeutic means to achieving vast improvements in your vision. You will no longer feel bound to your prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses each morning, and you will not need to undergo any sort of risky, invasive surgery. The experts at El Paso EyeCare would love to discuss how this can work for you individually based on your medical history and vision needs.

If you are interested in learning more about orthokeratology or any of the other many services provided by our El Paso eye care specialists, we invite you to visit the El Paso EyeCare website, where you can find additional information about these topics and more. If you have any questions or concerns that you feel we can help you with, do not hesitate to contact us. Feel free to give us a call during our regular office hours, send us a message using the contact form on our website, or visit us in-store. We look forward to working with you at El Paso EyeCare.

Orthokeratology El Paso
8894 Gateway Boulevard North
El Paso, Texas 79904
(915) 751-7760