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.
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.