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A Detailed Look at Orthokeratology

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Modern technology has paved the way for highly innovative inventions such as corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses. While these devices are undoubtedly groundbreaking, recent technological advances offer more convenient vision correction options. In this article, your eye doctor from Park Slope Eye covers the basics of orthokeratology and why this treatment option is a good alternative to wearing contact lenses.

A Detailed Look at Orthokeratology

What Is Orthokeratology?

Accelerated Overnight Orthokeratology, simply known as orthokeratology or OrthoK, is a non-surgical vision improvement procedure that involves the use of specialized contact lenses. OrthoK lenses are worn overnight to gently reshape the curvature of the eye, resulting in improved vision the next day. OrthoK can be used as an alternative treatment for patients with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. This procedure is also a good option for those who are hesitant about undergoing surgical procedures such as LASIK.

Note that the condition of your eyes should first be evaluated to determine whether OrthoK is suitable for you.

Advantages Over Contact Lenses

While contact lenses are less cumbersome than eyeglasses, the former also have certain drawbacks. With OrthoK, you don’t have to worry about accidentally rubbing your eyes or getting thrown into the pool. You have more freedom in terms of physical activities than when you’re wearing contact lenses.

Is OrthoK Right for You?

Apart from the various tests conducted by your ophthalmologist, determining whether OrthoK is right for you boils down to personal preference. If you’re not a fan of constantly slipping on eyeglasses or of having to regularly lubricate your contact lenses with re-wetting drops while wearing them, orthokeratology just might be your best bet.

Turn to Park Slope Eye for top-notch OrthoK products and services. Our highly trained eye doctors and staff are more than qualified to oversee your OrthoK fitting. We offer a wide selection of corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses, and Park Slope Eye also specializes in vision therapy. Call us today at (347) 380-7070 to schedule an appointment. We work with patients in Park Slope and Brooklyn, NY.

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  • Written by Justin Bazan

    Dr. Justin Bazan is a 2004 SUNY College of Optometry graduate. He established Park Slope Eye in 2008 with the goal of providing high quality eyecare and incredible eyewear for the neighborhood. He has a true passion for optometry and stay up to date with the current research and trends. He is active in the profession and holds several leadership positions on the local, state and national levels. Dr. Bazan is a Park Slope local and can often be seen out in the neighborhood so be sure to say Hi next time you see him!

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