Myopia Control: A Revolutionary Contact Lens Therapy
Orthokeratology is a non-surgical process, which reshapes the cornea (front surface of the eye) using custom vision retainers similar to contact lenses worn while sleeping. This process eliminates the need for glasses or contact lenses during the waking hours. The principle is similar to a dental retainer the orthodontist uses to realign uneven teeth.
Children and adults can be treated with this technique because the reshaping of the cornea is effective for most prescriptions. We find that in children it can slow or stop the nearsighted progression. This may result in a lower eventual prescription, so the child won't have to wear thick glasses.
The vision retainers have been proven safe by the FDA, and they are comfortable and very easy to care for. For more information on this remarkable technology call our office to schedule a consultation today!
Orthokeratology Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ENeAjUSAoQ
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