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.
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.