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Orthokeratology

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could correct your eyesight while you slept?

Well, now you can. It’s called orthokeratology, or Ortho-K.

Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) is the fitting of specially designed contact lenses that you wear overnight. While you sleep, the lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye (that’s the cornea) so your sight has improved the next morning.

Who can use Ortho-K lenses?

Ortho-K lenses are prescribed for two purposes:

  • To correct refractive errors (myopia, but also astigmatism and hyperopia). In some cases, Ortho-K also is used to correct presbyopia
  • To slow the progression of childhood myopia.

Ortho-K lenses are also called “corneal reshaping contact lenses” or “overnight contact lenses to correct or control myopia.”

If you’re interested, just talk to your friendly Optometrist. You can book an appointment online in real time or give us a call on 0800 402020.