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Are Orthokeratology Lenses Safe?

March 28, 2022
Posted By: Envision Optical
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Do you suffer from blurred vision? Maybe you find yourself squinting to focus clearly, or perhaps you feel the need to strain your eyes which triggers unwanted headaches. Depending on your symptoms, you may suffer from a few conditions associated with the shape of the eye. Luckily, at Envision Optical, we offer our patients orthokeratology (also known as ortho-k) lenses to help treat a misshapen cornea.

What Do Orthokeratology Lenses Treat?

In many cases, patients suffering from the following symptoms may benefit from Ortho-K lenses:

  • Myopia (near-sightedness)
  • Astigmatism
  • Other refractive errors

Due to the symptoms caused by these conditions, patients may find vision and everyday tasks more difficult. We use ortho-k lenses for corneal refractive therapy or corneal reshaping.

Will Orthokeratology Lenses Hurt My Eyes?

At Envision Optical, we want the best for our patients, and their safety is our top priority during any treatment regimen. ortho-k lenses offer a successful, low-risk treatment option for many patients. However, upon initial consultation, we determine a patient's eligibility for orthokeratology Lenses before beginning treatment and offer comprehensive explanations and transparency. This way, the decision rests entirely with the patient. We strive to create an open, anxiety-free atmosphere for everyone who enters our eye clinic.

How Do Ortho-K Lenses Work?

Orthokeratology lenses aim to reshape the eye's cornea to correct various conditions affecting vision. These specially-shaped lenses work at night while patients are sleeping. After making specific measurements specific to a patient's eye, we can create a pair of custom lenses that deliver results while used over a predetermined period of time.

Contact Your Friendly Gold Coast Optometrist

We invite new and existing patients to arrange an initial consultation with our friendly staff. This way, we can determine the most suitable treatment for any symptoms or problems you experience with your eyesight. Patients can book online or call us on (07) 5593 7844.