Envision Optical
Optometrist in QLD and NSW

Is ortho-k like LASIK?

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. 

Both practices are open and following the QLD and NSW Health guidelines for health practices. As we have since the pandemic began, we follow high-standard policies and procedures around health and cleanliness to ensure your and our safety are prioritized and maintained. We care about our community and appreciate your support when visiting us. Please ensure you stay home and reschedule your appointment if you have any symptoms or are a close contact. Masks are required to be worn for all consultations. Please discuss with your optometrist if you have an exemption. If you are stuck in isolation and have eyecare needs, please call or email and we'll do our very best to help. Telehealth consultations and home delivery options are available. For more information please click here or give us a call.