What is Corneal Reshaping (Ortho-k)?

Corneal reshaping can help you see better during the day without contacts or glasses. Our eye doctor in Ashburn can examine your eyes and tell you if Orthokeratology is right for you.

Orthokeratology in Ashburn

Orthokeratology is a new way to correct vision. The FDA approved Ortho-K in 2002. The vision correction involves reshaping the surface of the eye while you sleep, using specially designed, hard contact lenses.

When light enters your eye, your cornea focuses the light on your retina. In individuals with certain vision problems, the light that enters the cornea is not focused entirely on the retina, which can cause blurry vision. The hard contact lenses gently reshape the cornea while you sleep, so that you can have clear vision while you are awake. Vision problems what are corrected with corneal reshaping are:

  • Farsightedness
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia

Benefits of Corneal Reshaping Contact Lenses

Corneal reshaping contact lenses eliminate the need to wear corrective lenses during the day. This is beneficial for children and adults that have careers or hobbies that make wearing glasses or contacts difficult. Since corneal reshaping does not involve surgery, the process can be reversed simply by not wearing the contacts and switching back to your old vision correction method.

Corneal Reshaping with Our Ashburn Optometrist

Our optometrist in Ashburn, VA can examine your eyes and determine if Ortho-k would be right for you. If it is, our eye doctor will write a prescription for Ortho-k contact lenses. These are hard contact lenses that are placed in the eyes at night and removed in the morning.

In the beginning, you will need to wear your hard contact lenses nightly. As treatment progresses, you may be able to reduce the number of nights you wear them. Our optometrist can help you determine how often to need to wear your new lenses to maintain clear vision. To find out if corneal reshaping is right for you, call us at 703-687-4719 to schedule an eye care appointment.

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