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Myopia Management with Ortho-K

Our office is proud to offer the Fort Worth area with the option of Orthokeratology for vision correction. Orthokeratology, commonly called ortho-k, is a method used to correct myopia (nearsightedness) by wearing rigid gas permeable contact lenses overnight so that no vision correction is needed during daytime hours. Those who struggle to see objects that are far away may benefit from this treatment as an alternative to traditional glasses or contact lenses. 

Gas permeable (GP) lens retainers specialized for ortho-k are inserted at bedtime and worn as you sleep. Throughout the night, the retainers reshape your cornea gently so that your vision becomes clear on the following morning. The correction is temporary, and ideally, no eyeglasses or contact lenses will be needed on the next day or two. In order to maintain sharp visual acuity on a daily basis, you need to wear the ortho-k retainers every night.

At present, three brands of orthokeratology contact lenses are approved for use by the FDA. Euclid Emerald, usually prescribed for myopia control, Paragon Vision Sciences, which produces “Corneal Refractive Therapy” (CRT), and Bausch and Lomb, who manufactures “Vision Shaping Treatment” (VST).

Understand The Vision Problem

Understanding why you don’t see clearly can help you understand the different options you have when it comes to ortho-k Your cornea is an integral part of your eye, that is why deformations in the shape of the cornea can result in your eyes producing fuzzy images that are characteristic of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The corrective lenses of glasses or soft contact lenses that you currently wear are curved to compensate for the refractive error caused by corneal deformation and allow you to see clearly.

How Ortho-K Works

Orthokeratology lenses are worn at night to induce corneal reshaping while you sleep. When you take them out in the morning, you’ll enjoy perfect or near-perfect vision from the corneal changes.

Ortho-K allows you to see clearly for one or two days at a time – and for some, even longer. By wearing your lenses consistently, it is possible to maintain your clear vision for as long as you desire.

If you ever decide you would like to use another form of vision correction, all you have to do is stop wearing your Ortho-K lenses and your corneas will assume their original shape.

Choosing Ortho-K

While laser surgery may seem ideal, it is not for everyone. Many people who suffer from thin corneas, untreated cataracts, diabetes, certain autoimmune diseases, or keratoconus should not have laser eye surgery. Ortho-K can be a great option for these patients!

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Why Choose Ortho-K

Ortho-K has been prescribed for over 25 years by practitioners around the world and is considered the “gold standard” in myopia control. In fact, it’s been shown to slow or stop the progression of myopia in clinical studies.

These custom contact lenses are tailored to each eye’s individual shape and corneal curvature for the most effective treatment. With the latest fully-customized Ortho-K fitting systems, it is possible to design lenses to optimize the myopia control effect for each eye. Ortho-K can correct a wide range of vision problems including astigmatism. 

Many children find that Ortho-K rigid lenses are easier to insert and remove than regular contact lenses because they cannot fold over. Lens removal is easy with the help of a lens suction plunger.

Candidates for Ortho-K

Ortho-k is very suitable for nearsighted people who are not appropriate candidates for vision correction surgery, such as children. Individuals of all ages with healthy eyes can try ortho-k, namely because it can be discontinued at any point without permanent effects to the eyes.

People who require vision correction and engage regularly in sports or work in extremely dusty, dirty environments will also appreciate the convenience of ortho-k.

LASIK After Ortho-K

Refractive surgeries, such as LASIK, are possible after treatment with ortho-k lenses. Yet because ortho-k works to reshape your cornea, you are required to stop wearing the lenses for approximately several months before undergoing LASIK. This allows your eyes to return to their original shape.

It’s important to inform your LASIK surgeon if you’ve been wearing ortho-k lenses, and you will be advised as to how long of a wait is necessary before having the laser procedure.

More Information on Ortho-K

Many patients have not heard of Ortho-K before.  Learn more about this solution and if it’s right for you or a member of your family.

More Information on Ortho-K

Many patients have not heard of myopia correction with Ortho-K before. Learn more about this solution and if it’s right for you or a member of your family.

Why Choose Ortho-K

Ortho-K has been prescribed for over 25 years by practitioners around the world and is considered the “gold standard” in myopia control. 

Each Ortho K lens is tailored to each eye’s individual shape, curvature, and treatment effect required. With the latest fully-customized Ortho K fitting systems, it is possible to design lenses to optimize the myopia control effect for each child. Ortho K can correct a wide range of prescriptions including astigmatism

Many children find Ortho K lenses easier to insert and remove than soft lenses. This is because Ortho K lenses are smaller and rigid, which means they cannot fold over. Lens removal is easy with the help of a lens suction plunger.

Candidates for Ortho-K

Ortho-k is very suitable for nearsighted people who are not appropriate candidates for vision correction surgery, such as children. Individuals of all ages with healthy eyes can try ortho-k, namely because it can be discontinued at any point without permanent effects to the eyes.

People who require vision correction and engage regularly in sports or work in extremely dusty, dirty environments will also appreciate the convenience of ortho-k.

LASIK After Ortho-K

Refractive surgeries, such as LASIK, are possible after treatment with ortho-k lenses. Yet because ortho-k works to reshape your cornea, you are required to stop wearing the lenses for approximately several months before undergoing LASIK. This allows your eyes to return to their original shape.

It’s important to inform your LASIK surgeon if you’ve been wearing ortho-k lenses, and you will be advised as to how long of a wait is necessary before having the laser procedure.

Other Eye Care Services

In addition to Ortho-K contact lenses, Fort Worth Eye Center offers a wide range of other eye care services to the Fort Worth community.

Eye Disease Management

We diagnose and manage ocular diseases such as Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts, and many more!

Eye Emergencies

Did you know your eye care provider can help you with red eyes, pink eye, sore eyes, foreign body removal and other eye emergencies?  We will always offer same day appointments for you under these circumstances.

Lasik Consultations

We offer many treatment options to help you achieve clear vision, including LASIK surgery. LASIK is a laser surgery vision correction that uses ultraviolet light to make a permanent change to your visual acuity by altering the shape of the cornea to correct vision. If you’re tired of wearing glasses or daytime contact lenses, LASIK is an excellent option.

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At Fort Worth Eye Center, we care about your patient experience just as much as we care about the health of your eyes. Dr. Dan Lam, eye doctor and owner of Fort Worth Eye Center, and his entire team are equipped to give you the best experience possible when you visit our practice.

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At Fort Worth Eye Center, our approach is simple. We aim to provide all patients with the best eye care in Fort Worth. Our eye doctor and our eye care team are prepared to give you and your family the best experience from the moment you make your first appointment.

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