Orthokeratology (ortho-k) means you wear specialty lenses that alter the shape of your cornea. These lenses can help with astigmatism, near-vision and seeing things clearly that are far away.
It is important to wear the lenses according to your eye doctor’s instructions. When you do not wear your lenses correctly or on the prescribed schedule, your cornea returns to its normal size and eventually your vision clarity is lost.
In our eye clinic, we specialise in ortho-K in Burleigh Waters and Tweed Heads. It is ideal for patients whose careers depend on clear vision. This includes pilots, artists, and designers. Of course, it is also great for people who just want to see clearly!
LASIK or laser surgery is different, and our eye team feels that ortho-k has special advantages, including:
- Unlike LASIK, ortho-k is not associated with blurry or hazy vision.
- With ortho-k, we can help with vision changes without surgery.
- You do not have to have a stable prescription lens for two years for ortho-k.
- Ortho-k is usually a less expensive option compared with LASIK
Andrew and his associates like ortho-k because there is no pain or recovery time, just better vision!
To Learn More, We Invite You to Contact Our Eye Clinics
Let’s learn whether ortho-k is right for you. Contact our Burleigh Waters or Tweed Heads locations to book your next eye exam and learn about all of the possibilities.