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What is Orthokeratology?

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Having visual acuity impairments can be cumbersome. Wearing a corrective eyewear that interferes in your daily tasks only adds to this inconvenience. At Park Slope Eye, we understand your need for a vision correction option that addresses your concerns and suits your lifestyle.

Know about Orthokeratology

This is why we offer orthokeratology as part of your eye care treatment. Also known as OrthoK or vision shaping, it is one of the latest innovations in the field of visual health. Let us discuss the things you need to know about this option.

How Does It Work?

Some optometrists refer to this non-surgical procedure as corneal reshaping or corneal refractive therapy. This uses high-breathable gas permeable lenses to alter your cornea’s shape temporarily while you sleep. This results in a clearer vision when you are awake, without having to use prescription eyewear.

Which Vision Problems Can It Correct?

Our trusted pediatric eye doctor in Brooklyn, NY, primarily recommends this procedure to correct and slow down progression of nearsightedness, especially in children. Nonetheless, research also shows that it is effective in managing other refractive errors, such as astigmatism and presbyopia.

The nature and extent of vision irregularity it can correct varies on a case-by-case basis. Our eye specialists can provide a more specific recommendation after a comprehensive eye exam.

Who Are Good Candidates for It?

Whether it is for corneal reshaping or dry eye treatment in Brooklyn, NY, performing a comprehensive eye exam is priority. After doing so, we can determine if this procedure is appropriate for your eye condition and your personal circumstances.

Generally, children with progressive myopia and those with mild to moderate nearsightedness are good candidates. If you are not qualified to have refractive surgeries for some reason or you want an eyewear-free sort of vision correction, you may consider this option.

We also suggest this procedure to people who live an active lifestyle. Those who constantly deal with dusty environments or who have jobs that require excellent vision would also benefit from this procedure.

What Are Its Benefits?

Since you only wear the lenses while you sleep, they lessen the inconvenience and allow a feeling of normalcy while doing your daily tasks. This also offers less risk for ocular deviations, because the reshaping effect is only temporary.

In addition, this procedure will not prevent you from acquiring other vision enhancement treatments. We may still offer laser eye surgery or vision therapy in Brooklyn, NY, to improve further your eyesight.

If you have any further questions about orthokeratology, we are ready to assist you. You can call us at (347) 380-7070 or you may also complete our form to schedule an appointment.

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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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